Bottled Water

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says - (Apr. 17, 2019)

"A CR investigation has found that in some cases bottled water on store shelves contains more potentially harmful arsenic than tap water flowing into some homes."

FDA Has Known of High Arsenic Levels in a Keurig Dr Pepper Bottled Water for Years, Records Show - (Apr. 26, 2019)

"CR had previously found that the FDA knew about high levels of arsenic in the water as early as 2015, when the agency put Peñafiel on an “import alert” for excessive arsenic."

Looking for Info About Bottled Water Quality? Good Luck. - (May 9, 2019)

"In CR’s quest to track down information about the quality of the nation’s bottled water, we encountered a number of roadblocks and red flags."

LaCroix Sparkling Water Mystery Reveals Gaps in Regulation of Carbonated Bottled Water - (June 18, 2019)

 

CR found that LaCroix lacks a necessary permit to sell in a state. 

Keurig Dr Pepper Withdraws Peñafiel Bottled Water Due to Excessive Arsenic Levels - (June 21, 2019)

"Keurig Dr Pepper voluntarily withdrew for sale all its unflavored Peñafiel Mineral Spring Water after tests commissioned by the company detected excessive levels of arsenic. Consumer Reports had earlier detected levels of arsenic in the water above federal standards and notified the company, in an investigation published in April."

Electric Scooters

E-Scooter Ride-Share Industry Leaves Injuries and Angered Cities in its Path (Feb. 5, 2019)

"A Consumer Reports investigation finds 1,500 e-scooter injuries across the country, and many hospitals still don’t track them."

National Crash Data From E-Scooter Ride-Share Companies Revealed for the First Time (Feb. 5, 2019)

"Consumer Reports wins public records fight, even though Bird and Lime argue information could contain trade secrets."

8 Deaths Now Tied to E-Scooters (June 3, 2019)

"The reports come as a CR survey finds riders confused about where to use scooters, and some cities consider banning them"

 

 

Safety Glitch Lets Some Shared Electric Scooters Exceed Local Speed Limits - (June 7, 2019)

 

An apparent glitch can cause an electric scooter model available for rent from major companies like Bird and Lyft to experience a sudden burst of speed that exceeds limits set by cities, Consumer Reports confirmed. 

Uber/Lyft Recalls

1 in 6 Uber and Lyft Cars Have Open Safety Recalls, Consumer Reports' Study Suggests (May 21, 2019)

CR obtained and reviewed 94,000 vehicle records in New York City and Seattle area , and found companies do little to address open recalls