Consumer Bill of Rights
Right to Safety
Implies that products should cause no harm to the user.
Right to be Informed
Businesses providing the consumers with truthful information about the product.
Right to Choose
Consumers should have a variety of options to choose from.
Right to be Heard
Voice complaints and concerns of the product.
Right to Satisfaction of Basic Needs
Access to basic goods and services like food, water, shelter, etc..
Right to Redress
Receive fair settlement of claims like compensation.
Right to Consumer Education
Acquire knowledge and skills to make choices about goods and services.
Right to a Healthy Environment
Live and work in an environment that is non-threatening.
GlaxoSmithKline and the drug, Avandia
In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline was fined a criminal settlement of $242,612,800 for failing to report the safety data about Avandia, which is a drug to treat type 2 diabetes, and had to pay a civil settlement of $657 million for making false claims about it.
Largest Auto Recall of All Time
On May 19, 2015, 40 million vehicles across 12 vehicle brands were recalled for "Airbags that could explode and send shrapnel into the face and body of both the driver and front-seat passenger."