What are Consumer Reports?
Although a titular publication with regard to the review and analysis of products and services offered for purchase within the commercial market shares the name ‘Consumer Reports’, the notion of Consumer Reports within a legal spectrum speaks to the feedback, analysis, review, and reporting offered on the part of the consumer populace existing within a commercial market.
What Will I Find in Consumer Reports?
Although the institution of Consumer Reports is neither considered to be a legally-mandated instrument, nor a governmental regulated activity, a bulk of accredited operations providing Consumer Reports do so in order to oversee the protection of consumer rights in tandem with the investigation of commercial activity in which consumers engage:
Consumer Reports Involving Commercial Policy
These types of Consumer Reports will typically include the investigation of legality and ethics latent within all existing commercial, business, corporate, merchandising, and retail operations. Within the protocols set forth within consumer Law, presumed fraudulent and criminal activity with regard to policies and activities undertaken by vendors may be reported within Consumer Reports – such as:
False Advertising is the purposeful attempt of a commercial vendor to misrepresent products and services offered with the intent to defraud consumers
Predatory or exploitative commercial activity, ranging from unfair service practices, deceptive marketing, and consumer fraud
Consumer Reports Reviewing Products and Services
Consumer Reports involving the reviews of products and services provide feedback set forth by fellow consumers with regard to the integrity of products available on the commercial market, as well the methods undertaken by vendors to rectify faulty products:
Product Liability addresses the legality inherent in the structural integrity and safety with the regard to the manufacturing of a product or service; this may also include the examination of injuries sustained by consumers through use of a particular product or service
Within many Consumer Reports, the mention of recalls – which are classified as faulty or flawed products whose presence on the commercial market poses the threat of injury, damage, or death to users
Consumer Reports including the reviews and analysis of warranties provided in order for vendors to substantiate the viability and integrity of a product or service available for purchase; Consumer Reports reviews of warranties may include supplementary insurance policies, that undertake the method of replacement and adjustment with regard to faulty products
Consumer Reports and Legality
Consumer Reports also provide legal resources to individuals who feel as though they have been the victims of a violation of consumer rights; in many cases, Consumer Reports will include any past history experienced with regard to ongoing illicit or unethical behavior undertaken by a commercial operation. In the event that you feel as though you have been the victim of a consumer or commercial-based crime, you may contact the National Crime Prevention Council through their telephone number: (202) 466-6272.