Consumer Protection

Report | Ohio PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Private Loans, Public Complaints

This report is the second of several that will review complaints to the CFPB nationally and on a state-by-state level. In this report we explore consumer complaints in the private student loan sector with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with their student loans.

News Release | Ohio PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

New Report Identifies Banks Consumers Complain About Most

Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks, according to a new report from the Ohio PIRG Education Fund. The report highlights banks that generated the most complaints through their various banking services in each state.

Report | Ohio PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Big Banks, Big Complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established in 2010 in the wake of the worst financial crisis in decades. Its mission is to identify dangerous and unfair financial practices, to educate consumers about these practices, and to regulate the financial institutions that perpetuate them.  

Issue | Health Care

Fighting The High Cost Rx Drugs

Brand-name drug companies have been paying off generic drug makers to delay competition and keep prices high. This widespread pay-for-delay scheme needs to be put to an end. 

Bipartisan support growing for Brown plan to breakup large banks

WASHINGTON — During the final days of intense debate in 2010 over a bill aimed at preventing another financial meltdown such as the one in 2008, Sen. Sherrod Brown pressed for an amendment that would break up the biggest banks in country.

News Release | Ohio PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

FDA Protects Public by Releasing Two Long-Delayed Food Safety Rules; Five Critical Rules Still Yet To Be Released

After a one-year delay, the FDA finally released two vital food safety rules that will help protect American consumers from unsafe and contaminated food. The proposed rules will improve the safety of produce and establish better preventative controls and practices in food manufacturing.

Parents Warned To Avoid Dozen Dangerous Toys Found On Store Shelves

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is warning parents about toys that can be dangerous.

Annual toy-safety survey: Dangerous playthings could spoil holiday joy

Parents hitting the stores for holiday gifts this season might want to check more than their children’s wish list.

Dangerous toys could be on kids’ lists

COLUMBUS -- Consumer advocates have issued their annual warning to holiday shoppers to be cautious when buying toys after finding toxic or dangerous playthings on some store shelves.

Dangerous, Toxic Toys Still On the Shelves

CENTRAL OHIO -- The Ohio Public Interest Research Group or PIRG has issued their 27th annual report on the most dangerous toys for small children.

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