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Report Product-Related Injuries

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Consumers can electronically report any injury or death involving consumer products to the CPSC. Follow-up may occur to obtain more details or confirm information sent. Consumer information on recall notices, publications and products under jurisdiction of other Federal agencies.

Report Complaints about Fraud

Federal Trade Commission
The National Fraud Information Center, a project of the National Consumers League, maintains a toll-free Consumer Assistance Service, at 1-800-876-7060, to provide consumers with answers to questions about telephone or mail solicitations, information about how and where to report fraud, referralservices, and help in filing complaints.

Telemarketing Information

Federal Trade Commission
This service offers a variety of information about ways consumers can protect themselves from telemarketing fraud.

Auto Recall and Safety

DOT - National Highway Traffic Safety Adminitration
Auto recall, service bulletins, vehicle questionaire, new car assessment (crash tests) and child seat registration.

Fair Housing Complaints

Department of Housing and Urban Development
If you believe that your rights under Federal Fair Housing laws have been violated, you can find out how to file a complaint.

Homeowner Refund

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Find out if HUD owes you money! If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund of part of your insurance premium or a "distributive share." See if your name is on the list, and if it is, follow the instructions for getting your refund. Have you been contacted by someone who asks for a fee in return for getting you a refund from HUD/FHA? Read our Refund Alert.

Learn About Your Community

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Learn how your community plans to spend its Federal dollars. Do you have comments or suggestions? Send them to the person listed as your community's "contact".

Lead Hazard Control

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Whether you own or rent your home, you need to know about lead hazards.

Consumer Protection and Business Education

Federal Trade Commission
"ConsumerLine" offers the full text of approximately 150 consumer and business publications on a wide range of categories, including credit, investments, health and fitness, telemarketing, home and real estate products and services, automobiles, and shopping and working at home.

Federal Trade Commission Actions

Federal Trade Commission
This service offers electronic copies of recent Federal Trade Commission documents, in both text and PDF formats.

The Consumer Information Catalog

Federal Consumer Information Center
The General Services Administration's Federal Consumer Information Center provides a quarterly catalog of free and low-cost consumer publications. You can view the publications and catalog free of charge online, order a printed copy for yourself, or subscribe for ten or more copies for your organization. You may also purchase the booklets available in the Catalog online.

The U.S. Coast Guard Online

Department of Transportation -- U.S. Coast Guard
Browse publications, reports, regulation, forms, safety alerts and the Sea Partners Program for community education and outreach. Research the philosophy, programs, activities, and admission requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Understand Your Consumer Rights

Federal Consumer Information Center
The Consumer Action Handbook (formerly the Consumer's Resource Handbook) is 148 pages of valuable information that no consumer should be without. It provides advice and consumer tips on: car repair, purchase, and leasing; shopping from home; avoiding consumer and investment fraud; home improvement and financing; choosing and using credit cards wisely; and much more. Also included is the Consumer Assistance Directory with thousands of names, addresses, telephone numbers, web site and e-mail addresses for national consumer organizations, better business bureaus, corporations, trade associations, state and local consumer protection offices, state agencies, military consumer offices, and Federal agencies. For a free copy, write to Handbook, Federal Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009, or call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO (1-888-878-3256), or click on the link to view it.

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