Consumer protection facts for kids
Consumer protection refers to a group of laws and organisations designed to protect the rights of consumers. It also helps to protect fair trade competition and truthful information in a market economy.
The laws are designed to stop companies using unfair practices to gain an advantage over their competitors. Examples of such practices are fraud and "false advertising", where a company advertises their product with false information.
Consumer protection laws are a form of regulation.
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Consumer protection laws often mandate the posting of notices, such as this one which appears in all automotive repair shops in California
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