Archive for September, 2010

Some Kroger corned beef recalled

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Some 12-oz. cans of Kroger Corned Beef are included in a recall due to the importation of meat from a Brazilian firm that doesn’t meet federal criteria.
For more details about the recall, click here.

Chuck E. Cheese rings recalled

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Chuck E. Cheese light-up rings and star glasses distriibuted through Chuck E. Cheese locations pose an ingestion hazard to youngsters.
More than a million of them have been distributed.
For details, click here.

Coleman spotlights being recalled

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Spotlights bearing the Coleman brand and said to be water-activated, have a problem that involves the lens popping out with force and burning or bruising users.
For details, click here.

Scott shrinking toilet paper

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Scott is among the latest toilet paper makers to shrink its product. Check it out, by clicking here.

Feds warn e-cigarette makers

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The Food & Drug Administration has sent letters to five manufacturers of electronic cigarettes, warning them that they have found undeclared drugs in their cigarette systems.
For details, click here.

Black & Decker sanders recalled

Friday, September 10th, 2010

More than 190,000 Black & Decker random orbit sanders are being recalling because the plastic plate that holds the sander discs have been breaking and flying apart, cutting users.
For information on the recall and how to get a replacement plate, click here.

Rechargeable spotlights leak acid

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

FIXIT 1 million candlepower rechargeable spotlights sold at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Ace and other stores have a charging adaptor that can overcharge the battery causing it to leak acid.
Consumers can get a refund for the purchase. For details on the recall, click here.

Sand and Water toy can choke tots

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sand and Water Transportation Station Toys made by Step2 of Streetsboro, Ohio, are being recalled because some parts can detach and choke toddlers.
The toy sets were sold at Target and other major retailers. About 56,000 sets were sold in the U.S.
For details about the recall, click here.

Some Paradigm subwoofers are dogs

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Some Paradigm Cinema 70 subwoofer speakers can overheat and start fires.
For details on the recall, click here.

Hartz dog treats being recalled

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Hartz Mountain is recalling about 74,000 8-oz. packages of Hartz Real Beef Treats for Dogs because they might be contaminated with salmonella.
For details on the recall, click here.

FDIC notes debt-collection scam

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Someone posing as an official with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is calling people and claiming they are attempting to collect an outstanding debt.
Apparently they also are using the consumer’s name, address and Social Security number to lend authenticity to the call.
Do not cooperate with the caller if you receive such calls. The FDIC does not make such calls.
For more information on this scam, click here.

Some KIA models have faulty wiring

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Kia is recalling 35,000 models due to a wiring problem that can cause fires.
Government regulators said that the recall covers some 2010-2011 Kia Soul and Kia Sorento models manufactured between Sept. 7, 2009 and July 30, 2010.
“When lights are illuminated under certain conditions, an electrical short may occur that can result in a fire,” said the recall notice.
The South Korean automaker said the faulty wiring is from the interior lighting in front and rear door trim panels, which are the plastic moldings on the inside of the car.
Consumers who believe their vehicles might be affected can contact the company at 800-333-4542.

Toshiba computers can overheat

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Toshiba is recalling thousands of notebook computers because of incidents in which the computers overheat and melt at the plug in point to the AC adaptor, posing a burn hazard to users.
For details on the recall, click here.

Swing sets have faulty joint

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

To-Fro model swingsets made by Kompan and BigToys are being recalled because a top joint can break and cause the swing set to collapse. For details on the problem and repair available, click here.

More counterfeit checks in the mail

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

If you get a cashier’s check in the mail drawn on First National Bank of Gillette, Wyoming or First National Bank of Tennessee in Livingston, don’t cash it.
Federal officials say the checks are counterfeit. The checks resembling those of the Wyoming bank invite recipients to be part of their Secret Shopper network, which currently is investigating local money-by-wire services. They instruct the recipient to cash the check and wire some of the proceeds to a third party. For more details on the scam, click here.
The checks drawn on the Tennessee bank come from an organization called INSTINET and also are an invitation to a secret shopping group. For details on the INSTINET scam, click here.