Consumers

What are they and what do they do?

Rights

The Consumer Bill of Rights was created by John F. Kennedy and the United Nations. They published many rights.

Fun Fact!

John F. Kennedy's middle name is Fitzgerald!

Right to Safety

This right defends consumers against accidents caused by products besides automobiles. It also states that the products sold should cause no harm or damage to the consumer.


When you use a microwave, you need to use it properly by the instructions. If you stick a cat in your microwave, you can be fined because you aren't using your product safely.

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Right to Be Informed

This right tells us that that businesses must always give consumers correct information about the product to make a smart investment.


If a company puts a gluten free label on the package, the item must be gluten free, or else they could be fined for incorrect advertising.

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Right to Be Heard

This right stresses the capability of consumers to report complaints and worries about the product to the federal agency. There, they will solve the issue responsibly and effectively to satisfy the consumer.


If you are at McDonalds, and they give you a wrong order, they must fullfill your order and make you a new order in replacement.

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Right to Choose

This right states that consumers have a vast selection of options to consume, including companies and brands. All options should be safe and healthy for both you and the environment.


If you live in a town, you get the right to choose what school your kid goes to, or if they get homeschooled.

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Right to Consumer Education

This right states that all consumers should have knowledge and skills for confident choices about goods and services. It also makes you aware of basic rights and responsibilities of how to act.


If a car company advertises, telling the world that their brand is the safest, there needs to be proof and statistics supporting that advertisement.

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Right to a Healthy Environment

This right assures us that we will live and work in an environment that is non-threatening to people in the present and future.


Adults aren't allowed to use tobacco when they are in school grounds, including sporting events, musical performances, etc.

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