consumer protection laws

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

Federal and state aws established to protect retail purchasers of goods and services from inferior, adulterated, hazardous, and deceptively advertised products, and deceptive or fraudulent sales practices; these laws cover everything from food to cosmetics, from banking to fair housing. Most states have established agencies to actively protect the consumer.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.