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Dec. 19, 2014—T-Mobile USA will refund consumers at least $90 million to settle claims by Federal Trade Commission that the company billed its customers for unauthorized third-party services, which is called cramming.
Dec. 19, 2014—Food and Drug Administration approved a medication to treat patients who have acute otitis externa, which commonly is known as swimmer’s ear.
Dec. 18, 2014—Amazon today introduced a pilot program that will deliver household products within 1 hour after they’re purchased online.
Dec. 18, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against Sprint for illegally billing wireless customers tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.
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Many experts say e-cigs are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes are, but no independent research has studied the issue.
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Dec. 19, 2014—Giggles International recalled its Animated Sing-Along Monkey toy, because the battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, which poses a burn hazard.
Dec. 19, 2014—Kiddie Korral recalled its Pink Pony hooded sweatshirt, because the product’s drawstring can become tangled or caught on playground slides, handrails, school-bus doors or other moving objects, which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
Dec. 19, 2014—Chrysler Group recalled 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 28, 2004, through Aug. 3, 2005.
Dec. 18, 2014—China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA) recalled Bluestar LQ225 low-platform trailer tires in size 8-14.5 that were manufactured from Feb. 24, 2013, through Aug. 9, 2014.
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