Category: Consumer News

Stories of general consumer interest.

Buying Face Cream from a Questionable Source Could Lead to Catastrophic Results

The desire for lighter, clearer skin causes some consumers to take drastic measures hoping for dramatic results. It also has predators putting toxic merchandise on the streets, luring the consumer into using a tampered product that’s too good to be true. The outcome is less than desirable and, in some cases, downright life-threatening. In 2014,…

Be Prepared For The ShakeOut On Oct. 17

Drop. Cover. Hold On. Doing these three things could possibly save your life during an earthquake. That’s the message the Earthquake Country Alliance, the U.S. Geological Society and the Southern California Earthquake Center wants the public to know and why they’ve joined forces to create the annual “Great California ShakeOut” which takes place Oct. 17…

Consumers: Let DCA Empower You!

Follow us on “The DCA Page,” Facebook, and Twitter for great tips all week starting March 3! DCA’s great resources, programs, publications, social media alerts, and much more are available year-round, but pay special attention March 3-9 during National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW2019) as we spotlight valuable tools! We’re proud to be a partner during the 21st annual…

85 Reasons to Vote

This November 6th, Election Day, amid all the buzz about candidates and initiatives, you’ll probably have one, over-arching question on your mind: What’s for dinner? We get it. If you’re anything like us, who to vote for is a question for the ages. We mull it over. We poll our families. It’s an issue that…

#AskDCA: Answering Your Questions About The California Department Of Consumer Affairs

For National Consumer Protection Week, we asked you to submit your questions about the Department Of Consumer Affairs, or the boards and bureaus we support. We’ve taken a sampling of the questions and answered them here. You still have time to submit questions here and we’ll answer additional questions in future blog posts. Please note: We…

Coming Soon: National Consumer Protection Week, March 4–10

Learn more about your consumer rights and ways to make well-informed decisions about your money during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 4–10. Presented by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the week-long campaign is a coordinated effort by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations to provide consumers with information and resources to protect themselves…

Hold the Phone: State Issues Advisory on Cellphones, Radiation Exposure

Despite mixed signals from studies, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released guidance about health concerns surrounding cellphone usage and tips on how to reduce your exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy. “Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term,…