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Advocacy organization advancing consumer rights, complaint-handling agencies free hotline, comparing prices, and publishing multilingual materials in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages.
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.
Credit Report - Free
AnnualCreditReport allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies.
A guide to consumer protection information from over 100 Web sites created by government and non-profit organizations.
Consumer Reports maintains this site to help consumers make more environmentally friendly product choices. Covers more than a dozen product categories, including autos, appliances, electronics, home & garden, and food.
Hiring a Contractor
The Department of Labor and Industries provides information on hiring and verifying that contractors, electricians or plumbers are registered, with a bond and insurance, and certified in Washington State.
Household Products Database
Learn more about what's in common household products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. From the National Institutes of Health.
Product recall and safety information from six agencies of the federal government.
Washington State Attorney General's office. Includes brochures in English, Russian, and Spanish.