September 10, 2003 |
Sharper Image Corp. filed a lawsuit against Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, claiming an article in the October issue contains misleading and false statements about the Ionic Breeze Quadra air purifier. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the Yonkers, N.Y.-based nonprofit product-testing organization. Consumers Union hasn't seen a copy of the lawsuit yet, a spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2003 |
Harry Snyder may be retired, but he's not mellowed. Snyder, 65, recently stepped down after 26 years as West Coast director and senior advocate for the Consumers Union, where he became known as one of California's most outspoken consumer lobbyists. Now, he's opened an office in the Presidio here to pursue a variety of advocacy projects.
June 21, 2001 |
For only the third time, Consumer Reports magazine has rated a vehicle "not acceptable": Mitsubishi Motors' Montero Limited sport-utility vehicle, which the magazine says has a high likelihood of rolling over during sharp turns. The Montero Limited tips dangerously in emergency accident avoidance maneuvers in which drivers swerve to avoid something in their path, and it should be recalled, the magazine said Wednesday.
December 19, 2000 |
Kara, 11, had a problem with last year's ad for the Stuart Little Roadster. The TV commercial for the remote-controlled car showed it zipping all around a store. "The ad made me think it could do special tricks, but it can't," Kara said. With comments like that, the ad flunked the truth-in-advertising test sponsored by Zillions, a Web site (http://www.zillions.org) that helps kids learn how to use their money wisely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2000 |
Consumer Reports, America's widely respected buyer's guide, will be forced to defend its own credibility in a trial that gets underway this week in Los Angeles federal court. Isuzu Motors has accused the magazine and its nonprofit parent, Consumers Union, of rigging tests to show that the 1995-96 Trooper sport utility vehicle displayed a propensity to roll over when making emergency turns.
August 30, 1999 |
Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Online, will use the ratings from Marina del Rey-based BizRate.com as part of an upcoming evaluation of Internet retailers due out in October, the companies plan to announce today.