Consumer Bill of Rights

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Identify, research and discuss the six rights of the consumer, as well as why each one is important.

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Consumer Bill of RightsNameClassDateProfessorConsumer Bill of Rights Consumers take many risks when they purchase a product or a service. The consumer can fall prey to deceptive marketing schemes or purchase an inferior product. In order to protect the consumer the Consumer Bill of Rights was created in 1962 by the Kennedy Administration establishing four consumer rights. The first four consumer rights established by John F. Kennedy are the right to safety, the right to choose, right to information, and the right to be heard. In 1985 two more rights were added to this list of rights (CUTS, 2009). They include the right to education and right to service. The goal of these rights was to ensure the consumer receives truthful information about the product and a fair price. The first right, the right to safety, is designed to ensure the consumer is not given a product or service that can cause them harm. In 1972 the federal government established the Consumer Product Safety Act which is designed to establish standards and to conduct tests to ensure the product will not cause harm to the consumer (Popkin, 2011). Products potentially creating a danger must contain a warning label. Products found to be harmful to the consumer will be recalled. The company will be required to pull the product from the shelf. This right ensures consumers do not waste money on a harmful product. The second right afforded to the consumer in the Consumer Bill o

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