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Consumer Alert - Barr Labs recalls amphetamine pills
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2009, 12:00:07 PM »

Barr Labs recalls amphetamine pills
14 August 2009, 10:41 am

Barr Laboratories is recalling certain lots of amphetamine pills because they inadvertently contain superdoses of the drugs that might cause ill effects.

The recall notice can be seen by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - Walmart DVD players can burn
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »

Walmart DVD players can burn
26 August 2009, 11:15 am

About 1.5 million $29 DVD players sold exclusively at Walmart can overheat and burn.

For a photo and recall notice, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Maytag recalls more fridges
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »

Maytag recalls more fridges
26 August 2009, 11:17 am

Maytag is expanding a previous recall of various brands of refrigerators because they can overheat. In addition to 1.4 million recalled previously, another 46,000 are being called back.

For details, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Millions of window blinds recalled
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »

Millions of window blinds recalled
26 August 2009, 11:27 am

Millions of window shades and roll up blinds sold at various retailers are being recalled due to potential strangulation hazards from their cords.

Brands affected were sold at TargetIKEA and specialty retailers.



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Consumer Alert - Meijer recalls its apple juice
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2009, 12:46:44 PM »

Meijer recalls its apple juice
26 August 2009, 11:39 am

Meijer is recalling Meijer Brand Apple Juice in 64-ounce containers because some of it has been found to contain elevated levels of “patulin,” an organic compound found in stored apples that can cause mild stomach discomfort.

The apple juice was some in 64-ounce plastic containers and h...

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Consumer Alert - IKEA recalls sofa bed mattresses
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2009, 11:20:18 AM »

IKEA recalls sofa bed mattresses
28 August 2009, 11:07 am

IKEA is recalling about 500 mattresses from its Karlstad sofa beds because they don’t meet federal fire-proofing standards.

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Consumer Alert - Some Frigidaire, Kenmore ranges recalled
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2009, 11:20:18 AM »

Some Frigidaire, Kenmore ranges recalled
28 August 2009, 11:09 am

Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop ranges are being recalled because their cooking surfaces can come on and off at will, posing a burn or fire hazard.

About 200,000 stoves are affected. For photos and more information, click here.



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Consumer Alert - Auto warranty robocalls banned
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2009, 11:00:46 AM »

Auto warranty robocalls banned
3 September 2009, 10:20 am

Those automated telephone calls telling you the warranty on your car is expiring and trying to sell you an extended warranty should become a thing of the past following a federal settlement with the company that was making the calls.

Read details about the federal action by clicking here.



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Consumer Alert - Cell phones ranked by radiation output
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2009, 11:20:45 AM »

Cell phones ranked by radiation output
9 September 2009, 6:54 am

Worried about radiation from your cell phone?

Concerns continue that the small amount of radiation that cell phones emit can cause tumors and other problems, especially from the frequent exposure the typical cell phone user receives.

Now the Environmental Working Group has published the results of...

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Consumer Alert - Asthma medications stolen
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2009, 11:20:45 AM »

Asthma medications stolen
14 September 2009, 7:53 am

Consumers and pharmacies are being warned about the theft last week in Florida of a tractor-trailer loaded with two different types of respiratory medications, Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution, 0.02 percent, and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083 percent, unit-dose vials.

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Consumer Alert - Study give high marks to store brands
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2009, 07:40:33 AM »

Study give high marks to store brands
18 September 2009, 7:26 am

Consumer Reports did a study of in-store brands of food products and found that they taste good and sometimes better than national brands, but are a lot cheaper.

It tends to torpedo the theory held by some that store brands are inferior in taste and quality to national brands.

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Consumer Alert - Flu shot better than nasal spray
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2009, 01:51:00 PM »

Flu shot better than nasal spray
18 September 2009, 1:21 pm

A flu shot is 50 percent more effective than nasal spray vaccine in preventing seasonal influenza in healthy adults, a new University of Michigan study shows.

The U-M School of Public Health study compared the effectiveness  of a vaccine that uses an inactivated influenza virus with a vaccine that ...

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Consumer Alert - Watch that Weight Watchers promo
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2009, 09:40:23 AM »

Watch that Weight Watchers promo
21 September 2009, 7:56 am

Weight Watchers’ promotion of a free month’s enrollment in the program isn’t the fat offer it appears to be.

Mouseprint.org helps shed some of the hype.



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Consumer Alert - Woodmaster furnaces face recall
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2009, 09:40:23 AM »

Woodmaster furnaces face recall
21 September 2009, 8:05 am

Some Woodmaster wood-burning outdoor furnaces are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.

For the recall notice and photos, click here.



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Consumer Alert - UM: Area economy might improve in 2010
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2009, 09:40:23 AM »

UM: Area economy might improve in 2010
21 September 2009, 8:28 am

The Detroit area’s economy might start to turn around in the fall of 2010, according to a widely respected University of Michigan forecast.

The report also says this year will be the worst for area job losses in recent history and the automotive industry won’t rebound to its past levels...

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