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Steam cleaning mops are a danger
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2009, 02:00:09 PM »

Steam cleaning mops are a danger
20 July 2009, 11:51 am

Thane is recalling its H20 Mop steam cleaners sold through the QVC television shopping channel and at major retailers and through the Thane Web site because they pose a shock and burn hazard.

About 580,000 of them are being recalled. Details may be found by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - Some gel-filled teethers have bacteria
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2009, 03:00:08 PM »

Some gel-filled teethers have bacteria
20 July 2009, 11:51 am

Consumers are being warned not to purchase certain gel-filled teethers for babies because the gel filling is contaminated with bacteria.

Details on the recall are here.



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Consumer Alert - Livestock, horse feeds seized
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »

Livestock, horse feeds seized
22 July 2009, 11:09 am

A number of horse and livestock feed products made by Bi-County Cooperation in Florence, Ky. have been seized by federal inspectors due to unsanitary conditions at the company.

A list of the products affected and a description of the conditions at the facility may be found by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - Blue Ember grills are hazardous
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2009, 12:00:05 PM »

Blue Ember grills are hazardous
22 July 2009, 11:11 am

About 88,000 Blue Ember gas grills made by Fiesta are being recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards to users.

A list of the grills affected and other details may be found by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - FDA warns against steroid-like products
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2009, 09:00:06 AM »

FDA warns against steroid-like products
29 July 2009, 7:36 am

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stay away from body-building dietary supplements that say they contain steriods or steroid-like substances.

It particularly doesn’t like the variety of products sold on the Internet and at some stores by American Cellular Labs.

For de...

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Consumer Alert - Some gas cans have spout leakage
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 09:00:06 AM »

Some gas cans have spout leakage
29 July 2009, 7:39 am

About 4,000 Enviro-Flo plastic gasoline containers — one and two-gallon versions — have spout problems that could cause gas and fumes to leak. The containers were sold nationwide and are made by Blitz USA. Details on the recall may be found by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - Michigan fund is an investment scam
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2009, 09:00:06 AM »

Michigan fund is an investment scam
29 July 2009, 7:43 am

Michigan-based Bravata Financial, run by guys who live in Brighton and Northville, is nothing but a $50 million scam, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Ponzi scheme bilked at least 440 investors by promising high yields.

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Consumer Alert - Beware “Cash for Clunkers” scammers
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2009, 10:00:02 AM »

Beware “Cash for Clunkers” scammers
29 July 2009, 8:07 am

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers to be wary of Web sites that tout the new Cash for Clunkers car-buying program and assert that car buyers have to register for the program by supplying all sorts of personal financial information.

Such scam Web sites are popping up as a way for iden...

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Consumer Alert - Fidelity Financial Group check scam
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 04:00:10 PM »

Fidelity Financial Group check scam
30 July 2009, 1:58 pm

A Monroe area man reports receiving a letter containing a cashier’s check drawn on First Tennessee Bank in the amount of $3,950, supposedly as part of a “summer bonanza internet draw” sponsored by Fidelity.

He was entitled to $85,000 in the sweepstakes, which was entered from a &#...

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Consumer Alert - Clothes washers are fire hazard
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2009, 02:00:08 PM »

Clothes washers are fire hazard
31 July 2009, 12:17 pm

About 35,000 clothes washers made by Frigidaire but sold under various other brand names between February and May of this year are being recalled because their drain pumps can overheat and cause fires.

For more details, including model numbers, brands and a photo, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Black & Decker weed whips recalled
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:06 PM »

Black & Decker weed whips recalled
6 August 2009, 11:37 am

Black & Decker is recalling about 200,000 Grasshog string trimmers because parts of it can come apart and become missiles, causing injuries. More than 700 injuries have been reported.

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Consumer Alert - Booster seats, jumpers, gates recalled
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:06 PM »

Booster seats, jumpers, gates recalled
6 August 2009, 11:42 am

Booster seats, jumpers and stair gates — all products designed for infants and toddlers are being recalled for various dangers and defects.



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Consumer Alert - Don’t let Wii force you to play doctor
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:06 PM »

Don’t let Wii force you to play doctor
11 August 2009, 2:08 pm

Psyclone Essentials and React four-dock battery chargers for Wii game systems can overheat and burn consumers.

Griffin International is recalling about 220,000 of the Chinese-made units.

For details on the recall and a photo, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Bamboo clothing said to be rayon
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2009, 01:00:08 PM »

Bamboo clothing said to be rayon
11 August 2009, 3:19 pm

The Federal Trade Commission is charging four textile companies with misleading consumers into thinking their products were made from bamboo when they actually were made from synthetic rayon.

To read the article and see the complaint, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Mortgage firm orderd to cease operations
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2009, 01:00:08 PM »

Mortgage firm orderd to cease operations
13 August 2009, 10:51 am

State officials have ordered Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., a national mortgage company, to immediately cease and desist from operating as a mortgage lender or servicer in Michigan. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) suspended Taylor Bean’s approval to make FHA loans and the company...

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