Consumer protection group: Gas buyers get money's worth

Nearly 98 percent of pumps accurate, DATCP finds

MADISON, Wis. - The state agency responsible for monitoring the accuracy of gas pumps, price scanners, retail scales and package weights said Wisconsinites are generally getting their money's worth.

The weights and measures team in the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has finished compiling data from last year. The team conducted nearly 230,000 inspections at about 7,000 business locations in 2012.

The team found that nearly 98 percent of about 32,000 gas pumps inspected were accurate.

Outside of gas pump checks, other retail sales inspections found that more than 35,000 price scanners checked were accurate 97.5 percent of the time. Of more than 8,000 retail scales, about 96 percent were accurate.

Inspectors also checked the weight of more than 152,000 packages and found 97 percent were accurate.

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