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Appliances

Water Heating Technologies cites fire, explosion hazards in gas water heaters

May 24, 2016—Water Heating Technologies recalled its American Standard gas water heaters. A space that’s on the affected gas water heaters that’s between the burner flange and the combustion chamber might allow flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors that are inside the combustion chamber. This poses fire or explosion hazards.

Health

FDA finalizes changes to nutrition label

May 20, 2016—Food and Drug Administration unveiled its new nutrition label for packaged foods.  It’s similar to what the agency proposed in 2014, but you might not see it on store shelves for a while.

Money

Sports Authority to close all of its stores

May 20, 2016—The collapse of sporting-goods retailer Sports Authority reminds us that if you seek a bargain from a liquidation sale at one of the chain’s stores, you should be careful, because you might not be getting one.

Automotive

Ford cites transmission issues in certain 2011–2012 vehicles

May 16, 2016—Ford Motor recalled certain 2011–2012 Ford F-150 pickups that were manufactured from Aug. 19, 2011, through March 9, 2012; 2012 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 19, 2011, through Dec. 19, 2011; and 2012 Ford Mustang vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 19, 2011, through Feb. 21, 2012.