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Colleen O’Brien: Can you ace this quiz on consumer protection knowledge?

Mar 10, 2024, 8:00 AM

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Close up of ripe bananas with Dole and USDA Organic labels. (Photo: Smith Collection/Getty Images)

(Photo: Smith Collection/Getty Images)

We had a bit of fun on Friday with ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum, who brought out the props to quiz Seattle’s Morning News on their consumer protection knowledge.

Weisbaum is also a contributing editor at Checkbook, a nonprofit providing ratings for services in seven cities, including Seattle. With service bell in hand and our shows’ producer David Burbank ready with the wrong-answer buzzer, Chris Sullivan, Micki Gamez and I endeavored to win the consumer quiz. Tell us how you scored.

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First Question

The organic label can help you when making decisions about the food you buy, but it doesn’t apply to everything. The term “organic” is meaningless if it’s on a package of chicken, meat, eggs or seafood?

Second Question

State or Federal rules require some purchases to come with a cooling off period, giving you a little time to cancel the transaction without any penalty. How long is a cooling off period when you buy a car: Three days, seven days, 14 days or a month?

Third Question

You carry a balance on your credit card and money is tight. How can you make sure you don’t get charged a late fee when you can’t pay the whole bill?

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How’d you do? Follow along with more questions with ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum on the March 8 Seattle’s Morning News podcast.

Listen to Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross and Colleen O’Brien weekday mornings from 5-9 a.m. on KIRO Newsradio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

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