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Consumer Action
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.

Consumer Reports
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.

ConsumerLab.com

Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.

Consumers' Checkbook
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.

ConsumerSearch
Locate product reviews.

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.

GreenerChoices
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.

Recalls.gov
Product recall and safety information from six agencies of the federal government.

Safeguarding Consumer
Washington State Attorney General's office. Includes brochures in English, Russian, and Spanish.

Washington State Insurance Commissioner

Consumer information regarding insurance, including publications and how to file a complaint.

 

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