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Getting Information About Funeral Arrangements [1/09/2014]
When you arrange a funeral, you have many decisions to make.

Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations [1/02/2014]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets because the chairs can unexpectedly collapse, posing a fall hazard or potential finger injury.

Norwood Furniture Recalls Science Tables due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert) [1/02/2014]
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Recalls H2 Binding Due to Risk of Injury [1/01/2014]
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Specialized Recalls Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc Bicycles Due to a Fall Hazard [1/01/2014]
The set screws in the front hub of the recalled bicycles can loosen and stop the front wheel from turning, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Joovy Recalls Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter due to Fall Hazard [12/29/2013]
Adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard.

K2 Sports Recalls Kickboards/Scooters Due to Fall Hazard [12/03/2013]
The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break and the handle can detach or partially detach, causing loss of control or loss of balance. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

KEE Action Sports Recalls Paintball Marker [1/28/2011]
Injury Hazard

Beman Recalls Bowhunting Arrows [11/17/2010]
Arrows Can Break and Hit Unintended Targets

32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs Recalled [8/31/2010]
Risk of Injury

Recall of Roman and Roller Shades [7/22/2010]
Near Strangulation

housands of Injuries with Sparklers, Firecrackers, and Aerials [6/30/2010]
Put Safety In Play During the Fourth of July

Cummins Power Generation Recalls Portable Generators [5/25/2010]
Fire Hazard

Yamaha Recalls ATVs [4/29/2010]
Crash Hazard

Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells [3/18/2010]
Lead Paint

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Baycreek [2/28/2010]
Strangulation Hazard

Starbucks Recalls Glass Water Bottles [2/02/2010]
Laceration Hazard

FAF Inc. Recalls Children's Necklaces [1/29/2010]
Sold Exclusively at Walmart

Horse Toy Figures Recalled by Blip Toys [1/26/2010]
Lead Paint

Bicycles Recalled by Easton Sports [12/04/2009]
Stem Failure Poses Fall Hazard

Stainless Steel Cookware Recalled by Cost Plus World Market [11/20/2009]
Burn Hazard

Electrolux ICON(r) and Kenmore PRO(r) Gas Ranges Recalled [11/10/2009]
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

FDA Takes Enforcement Action against Ready-to-Eat Sandwich Manufacturer [11/04/2009]
Food Contamination Recall

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Fresh Ground Beef Patties And Beef Steak Products [11/01/2009]
Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

FTC Orders More Disclosure in Consumer Testimonials, Celebrity Endorsements [10/18/2009]
By Tresa Baldas, The National Law Journal

Wooden Toys Recalled by Daiso [10/13/2009]
Choking Hazard

Big Lots Stores, Inc. Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds [10/02/2009]
Collapse and Fall Hazards

Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM [9/12/2009]
Fall Hazard

Childrens Animal Masks and Pendants Recalled by Team Work [9/11/2009]
Risk of Lead Exposure

Quiksilver Recalls Girls Hoodies with Waist Drawstrings [8/28/2009]
Entrapment Hazard

Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop Electric Ranges Recalled [8/27/2009]
Fire Hazard

Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall To Repair Window Blinds By Vertical Land [8/26/2009]
VERTICAL BLINDS: STRANGULATIONS CAN OCCUR IF A CHILDS NECK BECOMES ENTANGLED ON THE FREE-STANDING LOOP FORMED BY THE BEAD CHAIN OR BY THE CORD

Weight Watchers Recalls Plush Hungry Figures and Magnets [8/21/2009]
Puncture Puncture Hazard

Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers [7/30/2009]
Laceration Hazard

OBB Warns of Fake Inauguration Tickets [11/17/2008]
Inauguration tickets are free and are not even available yet.

CPSC Offers Tips for Back to School Safety [9/06/2008]

Sony Recalls Notebook Computers [9/04/2008]
Burn Hazard

Worldwise Inc. Recalls Retractable Dog Leashes [9/03/2008]
Metal Clasp Can Break and Cause Facial and Body Injuries to Dog Owners

Optave Inc. Recalls Action Baby Carriers [9/03/2008]
Fall Hazard

Baby Hammocks Recalled by FlagHouse Inc. [8/29/2008]
Fall and Strangulation Hazards

Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. [8/28/2008]
Choking Hazard

Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets [8/27/2008]
CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models

Rick Rahim of the Online Business Bureau Warns Consumers to watch for iPhone-related fraud [8/20/2008]
Scammers taking advantage of iPhone popularity.

Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs [8/06/2008]
Fall Hazard

New Federal Law Mandates Child Resistant Portable Gasoline Containers [7/18/2008]
CPSC

Beware email virus purporting to be from UPS [7/15/2008]
Email claims recipient missed delivery

Shoelace and Necklace Children's Charms Recalled by Action Products International [7/10/2008]
Risk of Lead Exposure

Westminster Inc. Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys [7/03/2008]
Risk of Fire

Children's Necklaces Recalled by GeoCentral [6/20/2008]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Children's Merry-Go-Rounds Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us Recalled by Pacific Cycle [6/16/2008]
Fall Hazard

Simmons Kids Recalls Crib Mattresses [6/12/2008]
Entrapment Hazard

Rio Brands Recalls High-Boy Beach Chair [5/07/2008]
Fall Hazard

Project Lifesaver saves lives, costs [4/16/2008]

Homeowner help plans have limited succes [4/16/2008]
State programs designed to help troubled homeowners in the United States have sprung up quickly, but with limited success...

Water heaters are recalled [4/16/2008]
Some A.O. Smith water heaters are recalled

Prosecutors question Samsung chairman [4/10/2008]
Claims he did not engage in bribery.

FUNTASTIC Recalls Fake Teeth [4/10/2008]
FUNTASTIC Recalls Fake Teeth Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Whistle-blower points to Southwest again [4/05/2008]
Southwest Airlines missed a required rudder inspection last year.

Youth sweatshirts and jackets are recalled [4/02/2008]
CPSC

High energy-brand sweatshirts recalled [4/01/2008]
CPSC

Tobacco companies funding cancer research [3/31/2008]
Philip Morris has funded millions of dollars...

Starbucks delays release of calorie info [3/29/2008]
The Starbucks coffee house chain has decided not to release information about the calorie levels of its products next week...

Reebok to Pay Record $1,000,000 Civil Penalty [3/18/2008]
Violation of Federal Hazardous Substances Act

CPSC Takes Major Step Toward Reducing Upholstered Furniture Fires [2/01/2008]

Vornado Trust to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty [1/31/2008]
Failure to Report Defects and Hazards with Electric Heaters

Stamina Products to Pay $105,000 Civil Penalty [1/22/2008]
Failure to Report Defects with Mini-Trampolines

Shopping Channel HSN Agrees to Pay $875,000 Civil Penalty [12/27/2007]

Children’s Toys Recalled by Dollar Tree Stores [12/13/2007]
Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Recalls Children's Jewelry [11/30/2007]
Risk of Lead Exposure

Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats [11/26/2007]
Serious Head Injuries

Repair Kits Ready To Be Sent To Parents and Caregivers With Recalled Simplicity Cribs [11/24/2007]
See Full Story

CPSC: Formula Brake USA Recalls Disc Brakes for Bicycles [11/20/2007]
Risk of Failure

Cribs Sold By Bassettbaby Recalled [11/09/2007]
Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard: Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us

Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots [11/08/2007]
Children Became Unconscious After Swallowing Beads

Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers [11/06/2007]
Fire Hazard

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Recalls Travel Art Sets [10/30/2007]
Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Starbucks Recalls Children's Plastic Cups [10/22/2007]
Choking and Laceration Hazards

Ross Stores Recalls Turtle Sprinklers [10/17/2007]
Laceration Hazard

Bendable Dinosaur Toys Recalled by Kipp Brothers [10/12/2007]
Excessive Lead

Kahoot Products Inc. Recalls Cub Scouts Totem Badges [9/20/2007]
Violation of Lead Paint Standard

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys [8/04/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Silver Stud Earring Sets Recalled by Kmart [8/03/2007]
The recalled earrings contain high levels of lead.

Batteries Used with Power Tools Recalled by Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. [8/01/2007]
Laceration Hazard

Sportsman’s Warehouse Recalls Flashlights [7/30/2007]
Counterfeit Batteries Can Overheat, Posing a Fire Hazard

Payless ShoeSource Expands Recall of Children’s Clog Shoes [7/25/2007]
Choking Hazard

New Easy-Bake Oven Recall Following Partial Finger Amputation [7/23/2007]
Consumers Urged to Return Toy Ovens

Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese confirms $660M clergy abuse settlement [7/15/2007]
University of Pittsburg Law School

Far East Imports Recalls Fireworks [7/10/2007]
Eye Injury Hazard

Jakes Fireworks Inc. Recalls Fireworks Sold by World Class Distributors [7/10/2007]
Burn and Injury Hazards

Toy Drums Recalled by The Boyds Collection Ltd. [6/30/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Children's Metal Jewelry Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled by Tween Brands [6/27/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset [6/25/2007]
Fall Hazard

Internet Crime Complaint Center Receives One Millionth Complaint [6/20/2007]
By Rick Rahim

Kia Recalls 2002 Sportage [6/10/2007]
Heat generated by the engine...

Cable TV Companies Striving To End Bad Reputations. [6/09/2007]
By Rick Rahim

General Electric Recalls Dishwashers [6/03/2007]
Fire Hazard

Mervyns Recalls Children's Capri Pants [6/01/2007]
Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Mervyna (tm)s Stores

Recall of Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers [5/28/2007]
Prompted by fall hazard

Halogen Table Lamps Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled [5/26/2007]
Fire Hazard

Small World Toys Recalls Children's Take-Apart Townhouse Toys [5/24/2007]
Detached Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

Coby Electronics Recalls Boomboxes [5/22/2007]
Fire Hazard

Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's [5/21/2007]
Fire, Burn Hazards

Char-Broil Recalls Two-Burner Gas Grills [5/19/2007]
Sold Exclusively at Big Lots Stores

Graco Children's Products Recalls [5/15/2007]
Soft Blocks Towers on Activity Centers

BMW Recalls 6 Series [5/10/2007]

Kia Recalls 2002 Sportage [5/08/2007]

900,000 Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled [5/05/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Flat Panel TV Tilt-Mount Brackets Recalled by Circuit City [5/04/2007]
Risk of Falling Units

Small Magnets Are Injuring Children [5/02/2007]
CPSC Releases Stronger Warning to Parents

Disney Store Recalls Children's Footed Pajamas [5/01/2007]
Burn Hazard

Target Recalls Activity Cart Toys [4/27/2007]
Choking Hazard

A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets [4/21/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Ebek, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Liviro3 [4/17/2007]
Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General [4/15/2007]
Lead Poisoning Hazard

Alcon Announces Voluntary Recall of Systane Free LIQUID GEL Lubricant Eye Drops [4/12/2007]

Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys [4/10/2007]
Lead Hazard

RegisterFly Scandal Culminates in Class Action Lawsuit [4/07/2007]

2 Men Sue Lottery [4/04/2007]
Seeking Class Action Status

Infantino Recalls Infant Sling Carriers [4/02/2007]
Fall Hazard

Maytag and Samsung Washing Machines Recalled [3/28/2007]
Fire Hazard

Tri-Star International Recalls Children's Stationery Sets [3/22/2007]
Laceration Hazard

Safety Alert [3/19/2007]
CFM U.S. Corp. Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters Sold at Wal-Mart Lack Safety Warning Labels

Fisher-Price Fined $975,000 [3/16/2007]
Failing to Report a Serious Choking, Aspiration Hazard with a Popular Children's Toy

Pelagic Recalls Digital Dive Computers [3/11/2007]
Decompression Hazard

Best Buy Co. Inc. Recalls Remote Controls Used With Insignia DVD Players [3/07/2007]
Burn Hazard

Tankless Water Heaters Recalled [3/02/2007]
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

Fisher-Price Recalls [2/26/2007]
Choking Hazard

Battery Packs for Toy Vehicles Recalled by JAKKS Pacific [2/22/2007]
Fire Hazard

Conair Recalls Curling Irons [2/19/2007]
Shock and Electrocution Hazards

Debt Collector Practices -- What They Can And Cannot Do. [2/17/2007]
By Rick Rahim

Home Decorators Collection Recalls Storage Trunks [2/14/2007]
Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

Old Williamsburgh Candle Corp. Recalls Mason Jar Candles [2/11/2007]
Laceration and Burn Hazard

How to Remove Unauthorized Credit Inquiries From Your Credit Reports [2/09/2007]
Stephen Snyder

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard [2/06/2007]
2.3 million units

Sally Foster Inc. Recalls Tea Lights Candles [2/02/2007]
Fire Hazard

Target Recalls Baby Rattles and Ornaments for Choking Hazard [2/01/2007]
Choking Hazard

Levi Strauss sues 100 designer rivals [1/29/2007]
Levi's sales have plummeted more than 40 percent to $4.1 billion since 1996

Data breach at Nationwide health insurance [1/24/2007]
28,279 customers

Samara Brothers Recalls Children's Two-Piece Overall Sets [1/23/2007]
Snaps Contain Lead

CPSC and USFA Sound Carbon Monoxide Alarm [1/22/2007]
As Temperatures Drop, Potential for CO Poisonings and Deaths Rises

Skype founders unveil 'YouTube Killer' [1/16/2007]

Microsoft Xbox was holiday bestseller [1/12/2007]
Rick Rahim

Continental Tire Faces Class-Action Lawsuit [1/10/2007]

FreeMotion Fitness Inc. Recalls Exercise Machines [1/07/2007]
Weights Can Unexpectedly Drop, Hit Users

Atlanta airport again nation's busiest [1/05/2007]
976,307 takeoffs and landings in 2006

Rockline Announces Voluntary Product Withdrawal of Wet Wipes Products [1/01/2007]

Golden Glen Creamery Issues Voluntary Recall on Eggnog [12/24/2006]
Reason: improper pasteurization

Emerson Electric Co. Recalls Ceiling Fans [12/20/2006]
Injury Hazard from Falling Blades

Dish Network Fires Retailer [12/13/2006]
Violations of Telemarketing Laws

New Federal Law Requires Tire Pressure Monitoring [12/12/2006]
Effective Sept.1, 2007

Serious Injuries Prompt Recall [12/11/2006]
Mattel's Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets

Magnets to Blame in Death, Injuries [12/10/2006]
AP

FDA warns topical cream makers on blends [12/07/2006]
Firms risk seizure of illegal products.

MTD Southwest Inc. Recalls Troy-Bilt, Craftsman Chain Saws [12/07/2006]
Breaking Handles Pose Laceration Hazard

CPSC Signs Cooperative Agreement with Japan [12/06/2006]
Agreement to Improve Consumer Product Safety

Fire Safety and Your Christmas Tree [12/04/2006]
By Rick Rahim

Pottery Barn Recalls Gourd Candles [12/02/2006]
Fire Hazard

California Nursing Homes Target of Class Action Suit [11/30/2006]
26 Horizon West health care nursing homes.

Cobb America Inc. Warns Charcoal Grill Purchasers of CO Hazard [11/28/2006]
Marketing Material Showed Product Being Used Indoors

Can buying an ID card make you a travel agent? [11/27/2006]
By Rick Rahim

Wal-Mart Recalls Home Trends Footstools [11/26/2006]
Collapse Hazard

Five Ways to Improve Your Credit Score [11/23/2006]
By Rick Rahim

How To Improve Your Credit Score The Easy Way [11/22/2006]
Dean Iggo

Counterfeit Circuit Breakers [11/20/2006]
Scott Electric Co. Inc. Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Due To Fire Hazard

Best Buy rescinds pre-order offer for PS3 [11/15/2006]

Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers [11/13/2006]
Choking, Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards

Remote-Control Helix Micro Helicopter Toys Recalled [11/10/2006]
46,200 units recalled - for Burn Hazard

Shredding Is Not Just For Your Breakfast Cereal Any More [11/08/2006]
Andy Lawson

Family Dollar Recalls “Creepy Cape” [11/03/2006]
Flammability Hazard

CPSC and CDC Warn of Winter Home Heating Hazards [11/02/2006]
Consumers Should Remember to Replace Smoke and CO Alarm Batteries

Buy At Wholesale For the Best Deal Available [10/29/2006]
Jeff Lakie

Participating In A Retirement Plan is Found Money [10/27/2006]
Joseph Hanoa

Goodbye to the Ford Taurus [10/26/2006]

Starbucks Announces Recall of 8-Cup Coffee Brewers [10/23/2006]
Possible Fire Hazard

Apple MacBook Owners File Class Action Lawsuit [10/20/2006]
"Random Shutdown Syndrome"

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Recalls MULE Utility Vehicles [10/18/2006]
Loss of Steering Hazard

Simple Ways to Save on Utility Bills [10/17/2006]
Brian Carr

Agio International Recalls Outdoor Gas Fire Pits [10/16/2006]
Due to Fire Hazard

MTD Snow Throwers Recalle [10/13/2006]
Plastic Wheel Rims Can Burst and Injure Users

Cervélo Cycles Inc. Announces Recall of Bicycles [10/10/2006]
Due to Fall Hazard

FreeMotion Fitness Inc. Recalls Exercise Machines [10/06/2006]
Weights Can Unexpectedly Drop, Hit Users

Playskool Voluntarily Recalls Toy Tool Benches [10/05/2006]
After the Death of Two Toddlers...

Suave Kids Bath Sets Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled [10/03/2006]
Choking, Other Hazards

LEGO Recalls Toy Trucks [10/01/2006]
Puncture Hazard to Young Children

Regal Lager Inc. Recalls Travel Cots [9/30/2006]
Choking Hazard

Children’s Bathrobes Sold at Ross Stores Recalled [9/29/2006]
Burn Hazard

Coffee shop owner sues Starbucks [9/27/2006]
Free samples ran her out of business?

CPSC Warns about TV, Large Furniture Tip-Over Dangers [9/27/2006]
More than 100 Deaths Reported Since 2000.

Kia Recalls 2006 Sedona [9/24/2006]
Loss of brake lights, engine stalling, or an inability to start the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.

Online Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Phishing Scams [9/24/2006]
By Rick Rahim

Bad Credit Personal Loans - Both Sides of the Story [9/23/2006]
Kate Ross

Pier 1 Imports Recalls TV Stands [9/21/2006]
Tipping Hazard

LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children's Activity Centers [9/19/2006]
Arm Entrapment Hazard

Pride Products Recalls Counterfeit Extension Cords [9/19/2006]
Fire Hazard

Segway Inc. Announces Recall to Repair Segway Personal Transporters [9/18/2006]
23,500 units

Spin Master Radio-Controlled Toy Airplanes Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us [9/13/2006]
Recalled for Burn Hazard

Pool Toys Recalled by Wild Planet Toys [9/12/2006]
Risk of Impalement Injury to Children

Milano Stools Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled [9/11/2006]
Fall Hazard

Atico International USA Recalls 9-Foot Patio Umbrellas Sold at Longs Drug Stores [9/11/2006]
Lead Hazard

Agio International's Outdoor Steel Dome Fireplaces Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [9/07/2006]
CPSC

Syratech Corporation Recalls Elements Decorative Lawn Sprinklers [9/06/2006]
10,000 units

ElectroPlasma Lamps Sold at Spencer Gifts Stores Recalled [9/05/2006]
1,500 units

YouTube recruits CFO from Yahoo [9/04/2006]
UPI

IRS Announces Refund of Telephone Taxes [9/04/2006]
AP

Black & Decker Expands Recall of Cordless Electric Lawnmowers [9/02/2006]
Fire Hazard

CPSC Approves NPR Proposing New Warning Label for Portable Generators [9/01/2006]
CPSC

Atico International USA Recalls Folding Picnic Tables [8/31/2006]
Collapsing Hazard

Speed Buckle Harnesses Used During Mountain and Rock Climbing Recalled for Fall Hazard [8/30/2006]
18,000 units

Unilever sells European frozen food assets [8/29/2006]
$2.21 billion

2 Italian banks to create banking giant [8/28/2006]

Outdoors Recalls and Alerts [8/26/2006]
CPSC

Target Recalls Scooters [8/25/2006]
Various Breaking Parts Present Fall Hazard

5-Gallon Zep-Brand Cleaner, Floor Stripper Sold at Home Depot Recalled [8/25/2006]
Containers Crack and Leak Corrosive Liquids

Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Recall of Fun Express Children's Toys Given Away at Libraries [8/25/2006]
Units: About 340,000 toys

Miami Cemetary Faces Class Action [8/24/2006]
Alleging lost bodies, grave desecration, misidentification of graves and insufficient burial spacing.

Knowing when to trust an online merchant [8/23/2006]
By Rick Rahim

Dollar Tree Stores Recall Counterfeit Extension Cords Due to Shock Hazard [8/22/2006]
600,000 units

Indian lotto operator eyes Britain [8/22/2006]
United Press International

Lawyers prep legal tsunami for big tobacco [8/21/2006]
United Press International

Bar Review Under Fire [8/20/2006]
The lawsuit seeks to represent any former law student that paid for a BAR/BRI exam.

Chase Bank Settles Credit Card Lawsuit [8/20/2006]
The bank agreed to pay $16.1 million and repair any damages to customers' credit history.

Microsoft Faces Lawsuit Over Antipiracy Tool [8/20/2006]
The lawsuit seeks to represent any person that installed Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage.

Internet Stock Broker Referrals - Sales Leads For Financial Advisors [8/20/2006]
Tino Buntic

Verizon New Jersey Settles Class Action Alleging Overbilling [8/19/2006]
Verizon continued to bill customers for circuits that no longer existed.

J.C. Penney Recalls Lamps For Fire Hazard [8/18/2006]
3,000 units

CPSC Reminds Parents to Keep Safety in Mind When Sending Children Back To School [8/18/2006]
CPSC

Insurance industry wins key Katrina case [8/16/2006]
UPI

Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstring Recalled for Strangulation Hazard [8/15/2006]
9,700 pieces

Five arrested for alleged mortgage fraud [8/14/2006]
UPI

The Toro Company Expands Recall of Snowthrowers Posing Fire Hazard [8/12/2006]
84,000 units

Bunn-O-Matic Corp. Expands Recall of Home Coffeemakers [8/10/2006]
561,000 Units

Children's Lamp Sold Home Depot Recalled for Laceration Hazard [8/08/2006]
9,500 units

When Planning Your Finances, Choose Your Financial Advisor Carefully [8/05/2006]
Rick Rahim

Honda Natural Gas Cars Issued Massive Tax Credits By IRS [8/04/2006]
Richard Chapo

Suunto Dive Computers Recalled Due to Decompression Hazard [8/04/2006]
3,900 units

Hair Dryers Recalled for Electrocution Hazard [8/04/2006]
19,300 units

iPod Users Angry at Apple Computer for Its Failure to Advertise Battery Lifespan [8/02/2006]

FTC Stops Supposed Preacher, Family, Companies Selling Illegal Business Opportunity [8/01/2006]
Business Being Peddled Would Violate State and Federal Laws

Northeast hurricane threat growing [7/31/2006]
Could cost $100 bilion

Felt Bicycles Announce Recall to Repair Mountain Bicycles for Brake Failure [7/31/2006]
700 bicycles

Kite Tubes Withdrawn from Market after Reports of Deaths [7/29/2006]
Very Dangerous

Family Dollar Inc. to Pay Civil Penalty [7/27/2006]
Failure to Report Hazardous Electric Blankets

Humidifiers Recalled for Fire Hazard [7/27/2006]
29,000 units

Ryobi Radial Arm Saws Recalled [7/26/2006]
Blade Detachment Hazard

Dodge Recalls 2006 Durango [7/25/2006]
Rear Suspension may have been damaged during vehicle assembly

Chicken Toddler Food Recalled [7/24/2006]
May Contain Pieces Of Bone

Lexar JumpDrives Recalled for Burn Hazard [7/23/2006]
66,000 units

Candles Sold at Pier 1 Imports Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [7/21/2006]
413,000 candles

Etón Portable Radios Recalled, Batteries Pose Fire Hazard [7/20/2006]
1,700 units

Small World Toys Recalls Toy Vehicles [7/19/2006]
Choking Hazard

Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard [7/18/2006]
CPSC

Electronic Toy Guitars Recalled, Small Parts Pose Choking Hazard [7/18/2006]
CPSC

Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard [7/17/2006]
CPSC

CPSC Warns Consumers about Dangers of Tube Kiting [7/16/2006]
Two Deaths over the Past 3 Months Attributed to New Water Sport

The Swiss Colony Recalls Money Bag Candles [7/13/2006]
Fire Hazard

Home Fragrance Holdings, Inc. Recalls Candles [7/12/2006]
Sold at Pier 1 Imports

Children's Cloth Books Recalled by Simon & Schuster [7/12/2006]
CPSC

Tiffany and Company Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty for Hazardous Infant Teether Rattles [7/09/2006]
Hazardous Infant Rattle

Baby 2 Pack Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard [7/09/2006]
Choking Hazard

Foldable Steel Hammock Stand Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled [7/07/2006]
CPSC

Herrington Swivel Rockers Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled for Fall Hazard [7/06/2006]
CPSC

Ohio Fireworks Importer Sentenced, Fined for Violations [7/05/2006]
CPSC

Lawyers Sue AAA of Michigan [7/04/2006]
Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act

Don't Cosign Your Child's Loan. [7/04/2006]
Rick Rahim

CPSC Warns Consumers that Using Professional Fireworks Often has Deadly Results [7/03/2006]
CPSC

On the road and lost your cell phone charger? [6/29/2006]
Consumer Tip from Rick Rahim

Attorneys File Lawsuits Against Verizon, AT&T, BellSouth for Violation of Privacy Laws [6/29/2006]
Potential billions of dollars in damages...

Tortorella, et al v. Donald H. Rumsfeld, et al [6/29/2006]
Lawsuit Claims Massachusetts National Guard Failed to Reimburse Guardsmen $73 Million for Basic Allowances and Expenses

Chicago Sun-Times Overcharged Commercial Advertisers [6/29/2006]
Class Action

Adjmi Apparel Group Recalls Reebok Children's Windsuits for Choking Hazard [6/28/2006]
Units: About 55,000

California Consumers File Lawsuit Against Used-Car Dealer For Leaking Private Information [6/28/2006]
(Formerly known as Ugly Ducking)

Bosch Masonry Drill Bits Lack Safety Warning Label [6/27/2006]
About 700,000 units.

How You Can Retrieve A Letter You Mailed By Mistake [6/26/2006]
Consumer Tip from Rick Rahim

Foreclosure Help - Your Best Friend in Tough Times [6/25/2006]
John C. Thompson

Bosch Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels Lack Safety Warning Label [6/24/2006]
Public Safety Notice
Units: About 400,000

Scubapro X650 Diving Regulators Recalled for Drowning Hazard [6/23/2006]
CPSC

Internet Banking - Which Web Bank is Right For You [6/23/2006]
Joseph Kenny

Eton Portable Radios Recalled, Batteries Pose Fire Hazard [6/20/2006]
About 1,700 units.

H&M Announces Recall of Girl's Water Shoes for Fall Hazard [6/19/2006]
1,900 units recalled

High gas prices fuel scams [6/18/2006]
Buyer beware.

Set a Family Budget That Includes Coupons [6/17/2006]
M.S.Whitehead

Electronic Pressure Cookers Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Burn Hazard [6/16/2006]
Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers

Senior Scam Alert: Business Directory Scams! [6/15/2006]
Christine Silva

Ruby's Diner Inc. Recalls Giveaway Yo-Yo Toy for Choking Hazard [6/15/2006]
CPSC

"Grease" Co-Writer Sues Cruise Lines [6/14/2006]

[6/13/2006]
Taxpayers have brought a class action against H&R Block Inc.

HP Recalls Digital Cameras Due to Fire Hazard [6/12/2006]
224,000 Units.

Nexgrill Industries Gas Grills Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [6/11/2006]
16,000 Units.

D.C. Sues InPhonic Over Rebate Restrictions [6/09/2006]
InPhonic earns title as "one of the single most complained-about companies in the country."

Pyramid Scheme Victims File Class Action Lawsuit [6/09/2006]

Google Settles ClickFraud Lawsuit for $90M [6/09/2006]

Kahn Gauthier Swick Files Lawsuit Against Vonage Holdings Corporation [6/08/2006]

Vonage facing suit over IPO [6/08/2006]
AP

Sears, Roebuck and Company [6/07/2006]
Sears, Roebuck Charged with Misleading Stockholders

Masterbuilt Recalls Electric Smokers for Fire Hazard [6/07/2006]
10,700 units

Free Financial Websites To Check Everyday [6/06/2006]
Divyesh Dave

Yamaha In-Ceiling and In-Wall Speakers Recalled [6/06/2006]
4,300 units.

As Pools Open for Summer, Young Children Face Drowning Risks [6/06/2006]
CPSC

Savings Bonds [6/05/2006]
Kevin Stith

DuPont Co. [5/31/2006]
DuPont's Teflon subject of $5 billion lawsuit

SunTrips Drops Flights and Tours, Leaving Travelers in a Bind [5/30/2006]
The San Jose tour company formerly known as SunTrips.

Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick Sue Sony BMG for Underpaying [5/30/2006]
Two bands, Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick, have sued Sony BMG for underpaying them for digital downloads of their music.

Judge Certifies VeriSign Class Action [5/30/2006]
False Advertising

Cell Phone Companies Investigated for Charging Early Termination Fees [5/30/2006]
Wireless telephone carriers have charged early termination penalties despite their failure to supply adequate telephone service.

Lawsuit Claims Ipod is Too Loud [5/30/2006]
Louisiana resident John Kiel Patterson filed a lawsuit that claims Apple's iPod can cause he

Customers of Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth vs. Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth [5/26/2006]

Cities File a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Online Travel Agents Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity [5/26/2006]

ExxonMobil Corp [5/25/2006]
11,000 Small Gas Station Owners Handed a Victory by U.S. Supreme Court

Masterfoods USA Recalls M&M'S Menorah for Fire Hazard [5/24/2006]
1,008 units

Feds arrest hundreds in massive fraud probe [5/24/2006]
Justice Department says marketing scams victimized more than 2.8 million

NetFlix, Inc. [5/23/2006]
Netflix Settles Class Action Lawsuit

Hoshino USA Inc. Recall to Repair Electric Bass [5/22/2006]
Units: About 700

Miami Condo Owners File Class Action Lawsuit [5/21/2006]

Adventure Playsets Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard [5/20/2006]
26,000 units

Trek Recalls Bicycle Helmets for Failing Impact Standards [5/19/2006]
About 4,500 units

Living Cheap [5/19/2006]
Steve Gillman

The Children's Place Setttles Class Action Lawsuit [5/19/2006]
California Stores Only

Attorneys File Lawsuit Over Home Depot's Hidden Fees [5/18/2006]
The lawsuit, filed in November 2005, seeks class action status for the estimated thousands of customers in Florida who rented equipment from Home Depot during the last five years.

Reebok Accused of Violating Law [5/18/2006]
Suit claims they violated the law by asking store customers for phone numbers, other information

Regal Lager Inc. Recall to Repair Phil & Teds Twin Strollers [5/18/2006]
425 units

Bausch & Lomb Pulls ReNu With Moisturloc Lens-Solution [5/17/2006]
Rare fungal infections that can cause blindness.

Judge Approves Settlement in Enterprise Class-Action [5/17/2006]

Class Action Filed Against Wal-Mart [5/17/2006]
Suit is over $1.39

Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer [5/17/2006]
The Kahn Gauthier Law Group is investigating possible legal actions on behalf of persons harmed by exposure to asbestos.

Living Cheap [5/16/2006]
Steve Gillman

California Purchasers of Microsoft Software Recover $1.1 Billion [5/16/2006]

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart Alleging Labor Abuse [5/16/2006]

Slingshots Recalled Due to Risk of Serious Eye Injury [5/15/2006]
About 104,500 units

West Bend to Pay $100,000 Civil Penalty [5/12/2006]
CPSC

Metal Charms Sold with DVDs Recalled for Toxic Lead Hazard [5/12/2006]
730,000 units

Shindaiwa Inc. Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard [5/10/2006]
About 87,000 units.

Hoist Exercise Benches Recalled for Finger Entrapment Hazard [5/09/2006]
About 48,000 units

US FTC Sues Companies for Selling Phone Records [5/08/2006]
By Reuters

Children's Necklaces Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard [5/06/2006]
CPSC

Common Mistakes People Make In Financial Planning [5/05/2006]
Mika Hamilton

Solve Your Financial Dilemmas [5/04/2006]
Jeff Lakie

Emergency Smoke Hoods Recalled for Risk of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation [5/04/2006]
CPSC

Toy cordless phones being recalled [5/03/2006]
6,000 Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones.

Air Compressors Recalled Due to Fire and Electrocution Hazards [5/03/2006]
CPSC

Hair Dryers Recalled Due to Electrocution Hazar [5/01/2006]
Eusonic Hair Dryers

HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard [4/29/2006]
About 15,700 batteries worldwide...

Be Wary Of Credit Cards [4/28/2006]
Credit card companies are very smart and a little tricky.

CCH Inc. Recalls Mountain Climbing Camming Anchor [4/28/2006]
CPSC

Nordstrom Inc. Recalls Egg-Shaped Candle Holders for Fire Hazard [4/27/2006]
cpsc

Death Prompts Replacement of Magnetic Building Sets [4/26/2006]
CPSC

Is Shopping Online As Safe as Traditional Shopping? [4/25/2006]
Thomas Jarrell

Projectors and Lamps Posing Hazards Recalled [4/24/2006]
CPSC

Gas prices don't deter SUV buyers [4/24/2006]
UPI

Ford aims to double car sales in China [4/24/2006]
UPI

Tecumseh Engines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [4/21/2006]

Foldable Massaging Bed Rest Recalled for Fire, Burn Hazards [4/20/2006]

California Files Lawsuit to Get Tobacco Money [4/19/2006]
Big cigarette makers say they don't owe the $154 million because their market share fell.

Safeguarding Your Personal Information From Identity Thieves [4/19/2006]
Etienne A. Gibbs

GM pays $17M for erectile dysfunction care [4/18/2006]
The company has raised the co-pays for erectile dysfunction drugs to $18.

IRS to Symantec: $1 billion please [4/18/2006]
Read the article...

Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mini-Trampolines [4/18/2006]
Name of Product: InMotion Trampolines

Rechargeable Battery Packs Recalled for Burn Hazard [4/18/2006]
Name of Product: Rechargeable Battery Packs

LandRoller Inc. Recalls to Repair Roller Skates [4/18/2006]
Name of Product: LandRoller "Terra 9" Roller Skates

Button Pushers’ Settle FTC Spamming Charges [4/17/2006]
See full article

TiVo wins patent case vs. EchoStar [4/13/2006]
TiVo Inc. won a patent battle with EchoStar Communications Corp., in a decision likely to shape competition in the market for digital video recorders.

Payday Loans - A Bad Type of Loan [4/09/2006]
Joseph Kenny

Attorney general files suit against baby furniture store, owner [4/07/2006]
Attorney General Tom Reilly filed a consumer protection lawsuit Friday against a closed baby furniture store chain and its owner, alleging customers who made deposits on furniture have not received deliveries or refunds.

FTC, California Attorney General Halt Illegal Spam Operation [4/06/2006]
More Than A Million of the Operation’s Spam Messages Forwarded by Consumers to the FTC

Sellers of Children’s Weight-Loss Product Settle FTC Charges [4/06/2006]
The marketers of Pedia Loss have settled...

How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘ Phishing’ Scam [3/12/2006]
“We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.”

ChoicePoint Settles Data Security Breach Charges [1/26/2006]
To Pay $10 Million in Civil Penalties, $5 Million for Consumer Redress

FTC Releases Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaint Categories [1/25/2006]
Identity Theft Again Leads the List

Business Men, Lawmakers or Prosecutors; Who is the Most Honest? [1/03/2006]
Musings by Lance Winslow

FDA Issues Consumer Alert on Contaminated Pet Food [12/30/2005]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an investigation into the deaths and illnesses of dogs that consumed pet food contaminated with a potent toxin called aflatoxin.

SONY BMG COMPACT DISCS RECALLED [12/08/2005]
RECALLED SONY BMG COMPACT DISCS COULD LEAVE COMPUTERS VULNERABLE TO VIRUSES

KPMG to Pay $456 Million for Criminal Violations [8/29/2005]
PMG LLP (KPMG) has admitted to criminal wrongdoing and agreed...

State advises caution when changing funeral plan accounts [5/11/2005]
(SALEM) State regulators are advising Oregonians to be cautious about making changes to their pre-arranged funeral trust accounts.

IRS Obtains More Than 100 Injunctions Against Tax Scheme Promoters [4/15/2005]
The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has obtained civil injunctions against more than 100 promoters of illegal tax avoidance schemes...

IRS Officials Urge Care for Those Making a Car Donation [11/30/2004]
New Law Changes Rules at End of the Year

Wholesale Fraud [6/03/2004]
There is an old saying that goes like this. "You get what you pay for."

Use Care When Seeking Help from Credit Counseling Organizations [10/14/2003]
IRS, FTC and State Regulators Urge Care When Seeking Help from Credit Counseling Organizations

Risks of Credit Report Scams Topic of FTC Consumer Alert [9/18/2003]
Read full article...

FTC Cracks Down on [5/08/2003]
Registration Will be Free and Begin in July 2003

Internet Auction Fraud Targeted by Law Enforcers [4/30/2003]
Thousands of Consumers Fleeced by Auction Scams

FTC Requires Scientific Evidence for [4/15/2003]
Read entire article...

Illinois Bank Regulators Warn of Potential ATM Scam [2/12/2003]
The Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (OBRE) wants to warn bank customers of a high-tech scheme involving devices that strip bank account information from bank customers while they are using automated teller machines (ATMs).

Phony Envelope Stuffing Work-at-Home Business Opportunity [12/09/2002]
FTC Charges South Carolina Resident with Operating Phony Envelope Stuffing Work-at-Home Business Opportunity

Federal, State, Local Netforce Targets Cyberscams [7/30/2002]
Consumers Allegedly Fleeced Out of Millions of Dollars

Domain Name Registrars Settle FTC Charges [4/25/2002]
Alleged Bogus Claims Duped Consumers Into Buying Variations on Their Own Domain Names

International Netforce Launches Law Enforcement Effort [4/02/2002]
Sweep Targets Deceptive Spam and Internet Fraud

Information Brokers Settle FTC Charges [3/08/2002]
Consumers' Confidential Financial Information was Allegedly Obtained through Deception

FTC Announces First Two Enforcement Actions Against Purveyors of Bioterrorism Defense Products [2/27/2002]
Settlements Obtained in Both Actions

Pet Express Settles FTC Charges [12/10/2001]
Pet Food Marketer Delivered Orders Late, Or Not At All

Deceptive Internet Access Fee Operator Settles FTC Charges [11/20/2001]
Personal Information Collected from Consumers Will be Destroyed

Bigsmart Pyramid Promoters Settle FTC Charges [8/09/2001]
Two Promoters Barred for Life from Future Multi-Level Marketing Plans

Alleged Vacation Travel Scam [8/08/2001]
FTC Settles Court Suit Filed Against Florida Firm for Alleged Vacation Travel Scam.

Court Appoints Temporary Receiver over International Pyramid Operation [6/18/2001]
Illegal Scheme Claims It Is Operating in 200 Countries World Wide

Bigsmart Pyramid Promoters Settle FTC Charges [3/27/2001]
$5 Million for Consumer Redress

 


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