How the law facilitates consumer protection
Consumer rights laws are in place to ensure that consumers are protected against unfair, dishonest and fraudulent transactions in the marketplace. Your rights as a consumer are generally quite extensive—from product safety to sales contracts, the law is on your side to make sure you can make an informed decision and get a fair deal. Learn about consumer law, what rights you have and how to effectively fight for them if you suspect that they have been violated.
There are six basic consumer rights in the United States that are designed to keep transactions honest and just: the right to be safe, to choose freely, to be heard, to be informed, to be educated and the right to service. Together, they prevent businesses from producing and selling shoddy or unsafe merchandise, monopolizing the market or withholding information that may influence the consumer's choice.