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Hoodie, t-shirt sets sold at Target laden with lead

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets decorated with Disney characters and sold only at Target are being recalled because the paint of the surface of the garments contains excessive levels of lead, a neurotoxin.
For details, click here.

Target hoodie sets

Graco wooden highchairs recalled

Friday, October 12th, 2012

About 86,000 Graco wooden classic high chairs are being recalled because the seats can detach from the bases.
For details, click here.

Graco highchairs

Discover Card fined, refunds ordered

Friday, September 28th, 2012

If you have a Discover Card and were sold add-on products such as credit checking or security features, you might be getting a refund check because of the way Discover marketed these services to you.
Federal agencies have fined the company $14 million and ordered it to refund $200 million to customers who might have been duped by its misleading marketing practices.
For more details, click here.

Discover Card

Toy pirate guns recalled for lead violation

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Toy “Captain Cutless” pirate guns are being recalled because they have paint that violated lead-content standards.
For details, click here.

Pirate guns

Cabot wood treatment bottles leak

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Cabot is recalling spray-pump bottles of both its Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener because the seals on the bottles can leak. The products can cause chemical burns on skin and are dangerous if ingested.
For details on the recall, click here.

Cabot cleaners

Some Mr. Coffees brewing up trouble

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Some single-cup Mr. Coffee brewers pose a burn risk to consumers because a build up of steam can cause the brewing chamber to open, spewing grounds and hot water.
For details on the recall, click here.

Mr. Coffee

CareBears pacifiers being recalled

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

A CareBears-themed pacifier sold at dollar and discount stores is being recalled because it poses a choking hazard to tots. For detail, click here.


Some Johnsonville sausages contain debris

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Johnsonville Sausage is recalling select 13.5-oz. vacuum packages of Johnsonville “Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese” with a “Best By” date of “08/20/2012 2″ and the establishment number “EST. P-34224.”
Approximately 48,907 pounds of product is being recalled, as it could contain foreign material, pieces of gloves. There have been no reports of injury and no other products or flavors are impacted by this situation.
The products were distributed in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
If you have this product in your possession, contact Johnsonville at 1-800-270-4662 or visit
Sausage label

Some mushrooms sold at Ciolino’s tainted

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Some packages of sliced white mushrooms grown in Ontario and sold by Ciolino’s stores in Monroe and Temperance more than a week ago might be contaminated.
The Highline 8-ounce packages of mushrooms are being recalled by the Leamington, Ontario producer in all the markets where they were distributed.
The mushrooms have the lot code of L410805, immediately followed by a date code and a Best Before Date of 12AU15. The UPC number is 7 71163 00005 2
The mushrooms might be contaminated with listeria, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, although healthy people usually have only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The product was for sale at Ciolino’s on August 10 – 12.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the mushrooms. Consumers who bought them are advised to discard them and bring in a receipt for a refund.
Consumers can get more by calling Ciolino’s at (734) 847-4140 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Mushroom label

WhatsApp scam spreading on Facebook

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A phishing scam using WhatsApp is showing up on a lot of Facebook pages. Be very, very suspicious about any WhatsApp messages. For more info, click here.

Toy cars subject to recall

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Small plastic toy cars made by Green Toys are being recalled because the wheel parts can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. For details on the recall,
click here.
Toy cars recalled

Nikon recalling rechargeable camera battery packs

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Nikon is recalling rechargeable battery packs that power its digital single-lens reflex cameras because they have a short-circuit problem that can cause overheating that could cause the packs to melt or burn.
For detail, click here.

Nikon battery pack

Desk, folding chairs might collapse

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Some desk chairs and folding chairs are being recalled because they can collapse, injuring users.
Office Depot brand biella leather desk chairs — about 319,000 — are being recalled because a weld can break.
And West Elm is recalling about 10,000 wooden folding chairs because they can collapse.

‘Your customer complained to BBB’

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

That’s the subject of a bogus e-mail message making the rounds. It even includes a Better Business Bureau logo and legit addresses for the National Council of Better Business Bureaus.
But why would the link in the message route the recipient to a computer server in Thailand?
Don’t click on these messages, just delete them.
Here’s the typical, awkwardly worded text of such a message:

Good afternoon,
Here with the Better Business Bureau would like to notify you that we have received a complaint (ID 99310232) from your customer with respect to their dealership with you.
Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to find more information on this case and let us know of your opinion as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to your prompt reply.
Kind regards,
Rebecca Wilcox
Dispute Counselor

Hamilton Beach chrome toasters are faulty

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

About 14,000 Hamilton Beach chrome two-slice toasters are being recalled because they start heating up when the appliance is first plugged in.
For details, click here.