Topic

consumer safety

8 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to California Aesthetic Alliance, California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, California Department of Consumer Affairs

California Licensed Estheticians & Consumers OPPOSE SB 296

We, your California Licensed Estheticians, Cosmetologists and California consumers, collectively OPPOSE SB 296, allowing nail techs to perform waxing services on their clients.We do not oppose pursuing Continuing Education and we welcome anyone to join us by obtaining their license as an esthetician. We hold great concern for California consumers, our clients, and risks to public health that the passing of SB 296 will exacerbate. The temptation of a quickie brow or other waxing service at the nail shop has caused traumatic injury to the consumers of California way too often. Consumers do not know that it is currently illegal for their nail tech to provide these services. With the passing of this bill 130,000 licensed nail techs and those licensed while the bill is enacted and put into effect, potentially will be allowed to provide these services legally; without proper training and specific understanding of "how skin works". In your Strategic Plan, you state that the “DCA protects and serves consumers in many ways, including…. Supporting and advocating for consumer interests BEFORE lawmakers. DCA staff review and analyze proposed legislation and regulations to ensure that consumers are protected.” The passing of this bill will only serve to VALIDATE THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY and injury caused to consumers that 21 overwhelmed BBC inspectors have failed to “catch in the act” thus far. With respect and as your stakeholders AND consumers, we ask that you OPPOSE SB 296 for the greater good of California consumers and California licensees that work diligently to protect them.who we are:From California Aesthetic Alliance and California Estheticians • Esthetician Advocacy. We are grassroots California Licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists, licensed by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology as part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.  Wendy A. Jacobs California Licensed Esthetician Founder, California Aesthetic Alliance

California Aesthetic Alliance
2,999 supporters
This petition won 10 months ago

Petition to Jim Lentz, Aaron Fowles

Stop Toyota from cheating US military serving overseas

In 2013, a Toyota car dealership in Georgia sold my Army husband and me a new Toyota RAV 4.  About a year later, it began breaking down at unpredictable moments, leaving me stranded on winding country roads in the middle of winter in Germany, where we were stationed. At first, Toyota refused to repair our vehicle unless we paid for the parts and labor out of pocket in advance. Even after we persisted, Toyota failed to provide the necessary parts, leaving us without a vehicle for months. Eventually, a panel of arbitrators ruled that our RAV 4 was unsafe and declared it a lemon. Toyota was ordered to take back our vehicle and replace it, but they refused. Instead, now they are suing us. Why? They want to get a ruling in court that will allow them to get away with selling defective new cars to military families in our country, without having to honor the warranties if the families are later stationed outside the U.S. and take their cars with them. Sign this petition to tell Toyota to stop cheating US military families! I could not be more proud of my husband, who is a highly decorated Army Tank Commander. We’re both honored to be a military family. When we learned we were going to be transferred to a duty station in Germany, we talked it over and decided to buy a brand new car, so we wouldn’t have to worry about having reliable transportation while coping with all the challenges that come with being stationed overseas. When we went to a local Toyota dealer in Savannah, Georgia, we asked whether Toyota would honor the warranty, even if we were serving abroad. We were repeatedly assured that Toyota is a global company with dealerships and repair facilities around the world, and there was no problem. It even said in the warranty book that "If you are using your vehicle outside the United States, US territories and Canada and need warranty service, contact a local Toyota dealership….The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days." So we bought the new RAV 4. Unfortunately, Toyota does not want to honor that commitment or their warranty. They claim that because we are in the military, and took the car with us to Germany, they do not have to comply with Georgia’s auto lemon law. We are determined to fight back.  Toyota boasts they made over $18 billion in profits last year. They should not make those profits at the expense of military families who are serving our nation and putting their lives on the line to help protect all of us from our enemies. Tell Toyota to buy back our unsafe lemon car and stop suing us. Toyota should honor their warranties, including when their customers are in the military and stationed overseas; military families need and deserve the same protection from unsafe lemon cars, just as all Toyota's customers! Here’s a news report about our battle.http://www.wsbtv.com/video/local-video/toyota-sues-georgia-couple-over-suv_20160819230437/426784125

Christina Snell
115,323 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Indiana State House, Indiana State Senate, Indiana Governor

Protect Drivers from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide: Pass Savannah's Law

In 2015, My wife and I lost our daughter, Savannah. She was with her boyfriend, heading to the mall like a typical teenager when Savannah suddenly passed out. Her boyfriend tried to go to the hospital, but he too passed out. Only one of them ever woke up. Savannah had been overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. In our grief, we struggled to understand how this could happen. We discovered that a simple emissions test would have detected the issue and prevented her death. It was a fact that was hard to come to terms with, and now we want to make sure such a tragic, preventable loss doesn’t happen to anyone else’s loved one. We are proposing Savannah’s Law to require all cars on the road to get a proper emissions test. Our first goal is to get the law passed in our home state of Indiana, where Savannah passed away. Emissions tests are needed to detect deterioration and rust, especially as a car gets older. The older the car, the higher the risk of there being an emissions issue that could lead to tragedy. This is what happened to Savannah. There were no warning signs. Without an emissions test, there was no way to know the car had become a ticking time bomb. Savannah’s Law would require all cars 10 years old or less, to get a biannual emissions test. Vehicles older than 10 years would have annual tests. Currently, only two counties in all of Indiana require any kind of emissions testing. These patchwork emissions testing requirements are an issue across the country, and it is costing lives. Please help us protect people from vehicles with deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Not only will we save lives, but we will improve air quality. Sign our petition asking the Indiana legislature and governor to pass Savannah’s Law.

John Bettis
67,597 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

Petition to Maryland Governor, Maryland State House, Maryland State Senate

Keep car buyers and drivers safe

On July 29th, 2005, I lost my birth daughter, Amber Rose. She was one of the first victims of General Motors’ faulty ignition switch, which prevented her airbag from deploying. Amber Rose was one of 153 known deaths caused by the defective part. General Motors became aware of the issue of the ignition switch back in 2004, but instead of warning consumers, they tried to cover it up. Carmakers like General Motors often try to silence dealers from telling buyers about potential defects unless there is an actual recall. But as General Motors proved, they also often make great efforts to prevent a recall from happening, putting profits before lives. I often wonder how many dealers knew about the faulty ignition switch. Could the person who have sold Amber Rose her vehicle warned her about the issue? This is why I’m working with Maryland lawmakers to pass the Amber Rose Bill, which would give free speech protections to Maryland dealers who wish to disclose potential issues to consumers. Dealers constantly receive technical bulletins from car companies about issues. They should be allowed to share what they know with potential buyers. Amber and I shared a close relationship. Even though she had been adopted by another family, good fortune reunited us and we saw each other daily. She brought happiness to all who knew her.  That is why I won’t let Amber’s, or the other 153 victims’ deaths, be in vain. The Amber Rose Bill is just one way to keep their memory alive.   Consumers need to have better access to important safety and product information about their cars. It’s time to curb abusive practices by the big automakers, including retaliation, audits, limits on ability to disclose information, that make it difficult for local auto dealers to do the right thing for their customers. This legislation will do just that. Let the Maryland legislature and Governor Hogan know you support the Amber Rose bill.  

Laura Christian
114,028 supporters