Archive for June, 2010

BBQ chicken pizza has plastic toppings

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

BBQ chicken pizza sold nationally under the Marketside brand is being recalled because the product has been found to be contaminated with bits of plastic.
Details on the recall may be found by clicking here.

Twitter settles security breach case

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Twitter has settled federal charges that it misled consumers about the extent of its security measures, stemming from a data breach at the social networking site early last year.
Twitter will have to beef up its security and have its system audited by a third party.
Details of the case and the ability for the public to comment on the settlement are available by clicking here.

Scope mouthwash has labeling problem

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Bottles of Scope original mint mouthwash are being recalled because they lack labels warning consumers that the product shouldn’t be used in households with young children because the caps aren’t childproof.
There’s nothing wrong with the mouthwash itself, it’s just that the packaging has insufficient labeling.
For details, click here.

Tiaras have too much lead content

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Children’s tiaras sold at various stores and made by Wilton Industries are being recalled because of excessive lead content.
About 7,300 of them were sold online and at various stores.
For details and a photo, click here.

Kellogg’s recalling some cereals

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Kellogg’s is recalling four of its cereal brands because of an odd flavor and smell being emitted from the liners of the boxes.
For details on the brands affected, click here.

VapoSpray product being recalled

Monday, June 28th, 2010

VapoSpray 4-Hour Nasal Spray is being recalled by Proctor & Gamble because its formulation might not conform to expiration dates on the product.
The issue has not been a source of consumer complaints, the firm said.
For details, click here.

State tallies insurance complaints

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

State officials today released the stats they compiled for 2009 related to consumer complaints about insurance.
In 2009, 4,031 complaints were logged, down by more than 200 from 2008. About 50 percent involved claim-handling and 29 percent customer service. Complaints were also broken down by type of coverage with 52 percent of insurance complaints involving accident and health policies, 20 percent automobile coverage, and 14 percent homeowners insurance.
Included in the statistical breakdown are insurance company complaint ratios. Complaint ratios are created by dividing the dollar amount (in millions) of written premiums into the number of filed complaints.
Insurance complaints resolved by the agency in 2009 resulted in more than $9 million in consumer recoveries.
For access to the statistics and ratios, click here.
Consumers can file a complaint with OFIR by calling 1-877-999-6442.

Two million drop-side cribs recalled

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Drop-side cribs made by seven different companies are being recalled because they could entrap or suffocate infants and young children.
More than 2 million cribs are affected by this latest recall. The company brands include Simmons, Million-Dollar Baby, LaJobi, Jardine,Evenflo, Child Craft, Delta, and Child Craft fixed side cribs.

New labels will shed light on light bulbs

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Starting in mid-2011, light bulbs will have new labels that provide information about brightness, not just energy usage. A bulb’s output in “lumens” will be displayed on the label, partly because some bulbs of certain wattage don’t produce the same brightness as other bulbs — such as the difference between a traditional incandescent bulb and a compact fluorescent bulb.
For details, click here.

Cheesy Chicken & Rice recalled

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Marie Callendar’s “Cheesy Chicken and Rice” frozen meals are being recalled because they might be tainted by salmonella.
For more details, click here.

Consumers warned about Magic Power Coffee

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Magic Power Coffee, a product sold on the Internet as a sexual enhancer, should be avoided because it contains an undeclared drug, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
For more information, click here.

Kids belts sold at Target recalled

Friday, June 18th, 2010

About 105,000 Cherokee boy’s belts and Circo girls’ belts sold at Target stores last year and earlier are being recalled because the buckles violate federal standards for lead content.
Consumers can get a refund. For more details, click here.

SpaghettiOs with meatballs recalled

Friday, June 18th, 2010

About 15 million pounds of Campbell’s SpaghettiOs with meatballs, in three varieties, are being recalled because of under-processing.
The cans were sold between 2008 and this month.
For more information, click here.
Although there’s been no reported illness, federal officials say the health risk is high.

More Benadryl products recalled

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

More items are being added to the list of Benadryl products being recalled due to a musty odor that was traced to a chemical used in the wood pallets that the products are stacked on.
For more details, click here.

New Facebook scam launched

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

A new scam is afoot designed to convince Facebook users to allow a third party to access their personal info.
F-Secure computer security specialists have the details on the ruse with starts with a line of text that says: “I am shocked!!! The teacher nearly killed this boy.” followed by a link to a video.
For more details, click here.