Tag: BEARHFTI

Moving? Don’t Get Taken For A Ride – Watch Out For These Red Flags

With moving season right around the corner, predatory moving companies will be out looking to make a fast buck – or a few thousand bucks – off unsuspecting California consumers. The California Bureau of Household Goods and Services (BHGS) regulates household movers performing moves of household goods and personal effects over any public highway in…

BEARHFTI becomes BHGS – New Name, Same Great Consumer Protection

After years of successful regulation of the thermal insulation and electronic and appliance repair industries, the California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) became the regulator of the home moving and storage industry, taking the reins from the California Public Utilities Commission in July of 2018. Rather than attempt…

Don’t Miss the Summer Edition of Consumer Connection Magazine!

Consumer Connection Summer 2018

How to catch a Smog Check cheater. Explaining the differences between assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Rebuilding your home after a natural disaster. Video conferencing with your physician. Considering food quality instead of counting calories. All of these topics and more are included in the latest edition of Consumer Connection magazine, available now! You…

How One Bad Apple Can Ruin Your Day

  On July 27, 2016, Apple celebrated the sale of its one-billionth iPhone—but if you’ve experienced the “gray bar of death” or had your iPhone not respond no matter how hard you poke or swipe at the screen, you may not feel like celebrating. Welcome to Touchgate. Flickering bars and unresponsive screens are symptoms of…

The Story Behind Those Pesky Pillow and Mattress Tags

If you’re still going to bed at night with that scratchy tag stuck on your pillow, here’s some good news: You can take it off without getting in trouble. Although consumers don’t break any laws if they remove the tag, manufacturers and retailers do. If they remove the tag, or don’t attach one to their…

13 Years Later: Drop in Flame Retardants in California Breast Milk

Flame retardant chemicals and breast milk may not seem related, but they are in the Golden State. What’s the connection? A series of bills created to keep Californians healthy. In 2003, Assembly Bill 302 was signed by Governor Gray Davis. The bill prohibited the  manufacturing, processing, or distribution of a product in California that contained more than…

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