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Report Highlights Obstacles Massachusetts Consumers Face To Get Products Repaired

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   Earlier this month, President Joe Biden issued an executive order calling on the Federal Trade Commission to establish regulations to prohibit manufacturers from making it difficult, or impossible, to have products fixed by consumers or independent repair shops.

   So-called “right to repair” legislation has been introduced in 14 states, including Massachusetts.

   Now, as part of this right to repair campaign, MassPIRG released a reportthis week that said Massachusetts consumers spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars replacing products that could be fixed.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with MassPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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