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Consumerist, long a unique and important voice in reporting on issues that matter to consumers, is transitioning from a standalone website to becoming more integrated into Consumer Reports. The mission remains unchanged – empowering consumers with the knowledge to make informed choices in a complex marketplace. We are developing a longer-term plan for the Consumerist brand moving forward. More to come soon.

In the meantime, you can find the Consumerist archive here for now, and be sure to check out CR.org for more news and information that puts consumers first. From championing responsible auto safety standards, to winning food and water protections, to enhancing healthcare quality, to fighting back against predatory lenders in the financial markets, Consumer Reports has always been on the front lines, raising the voices of consumers.

About Consumer Media LLC:

Consumerist’s parent company, Consumer Media LLC, is a subsidiary of Consumer Reports, the nation’s leading not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization. Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has fought for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. To maintain independence and impartiality, CR accepts neither outside advertising nor free samples. It employs a staff of “mystery shoppers” who buy products in retail stores around the country, just as any other buyer would, and then ship them to the Consumer Reports labs, where technical experts test some 3,000 products yearly.


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