Consumer Products

Policy Position

U.S. consumers benefit from having more — rather than fewer — options in daily goods and services. Free-market policies encourage manufacturers to innovate, resulting in better, more cost-effective products. Current regulatory efforts jeopardize consumers’ rights to purchase within various industries including tobacco, ammunition/firearms, fireworks, automobile sales, toys, and multi-level marketing products. USCC supports maximum choice in market transactions, and believes that consumers ought to be empowered to make their own purchasing decisions and lifestyle choices.

  • Fireworks: USCC supports consumer choice and a free market for fireworks. USCC highly encourages common sense safety measures for fireworks products.
  • Toys: USCC supports consumer choice and a free market for toy sales. So that consumers can make educated choices, USCC highly encourages companies to voluntarily disclose information about products that might contain harmful materials.
  • E-Cigarettes: USCC supports consumer choice and an unregulated market for e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes produce water vapor rather than secondhand smoke, and consumers should be able to purchase freely from companies in the tobacco industry. USCC highly encourages companies to voluntarily disclose information about products that have health hazards.