World Consumer Rights Day happens every year the 15th of May. World Consumer Day is a day marked to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs. Importance, History, Theme, Know Your Rights!
World Consumer Rights Day is a day marked by global awareness of the rights and needs of consumers. Celebrating World Consumer Rights Day is an opportunity to demand that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected, and to protest against market abuses and social injustices that undermine those rights.
World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15 March 1962, formally addressing the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to do so. The consumer movement first marked the date in 1983 and now uses the day every year to mobilise action on important issues and campaigns.
2021’s moto for the World Consumer Rights Day is “Trusted Smart Products”.
From smartphones to fitness trackers, voice-activated assistants to smart TVs, many of the products we use are increasingly connected by default. This Consumer Rights Day highlights what consumers want and need from a connected world and how important it is to put them at the heart of the development of these digital products and services.
Consumer rights in a broad sense means that every consumer has the right to know the quality, efficacy, quantity, purity, price and standard of goods or services.
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