An engineer, Kallet co-authored a 1933 book entitled 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics with fellow engineer Frederick Schlink.
In 1936 he left as director of Consumers Research after its head F.J. Schlink fired three striking employees who had tried to form a union, and joined with Amherst College professor Colston Warne (who would chair the CU board from 1936 to 1979) to found Consumers Union and Consumer Reports.
He died of viral pneumonia.
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- Isaac, Rael Jean; Isaac, Erich (1983). The coercive utopians : social deception by America's power players. Chicago: Regnery Gateway. p. 103. ISBN 978-0895266187.
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