May 21, 2015—Oxo recalled its Nest Booster Seat, because the stitching on the restraint straps can loosen and cause the straps to separate from the seat, which poses a fall hazard to children.
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May 20, 2015—Precision Trading recalled its Premium four-cup espresso maker, because the filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, which poses a risk of burns to the user. In addition, because of pressure buildup, the cap can pop off unexpectedly, which poses a risk of injury to a bystander.
May 20, 2015—Electrolux recalled Sears Kenmore Elite slide-in ranges, because the stainless steel trim that’s below the control panel can have a sharp edge, which poses an injury hazard to consumers.
May 20, 2015—A national recall of 33.8 million vehicles for defective air bags could take years to complete, according to experts.
May 19, 2015—Nissan Motor recalled 2004 Pathfinder vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 6, 2004, through July 19, 2004, and 2004–2006 Sentra vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 7, 2004, through Aug. 26, 2006.
May 19, 2015—Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states (as well as District of Columbia) sued four cancer charities, charging that they are, in fact, scams that bilked at least $187 million from consumers.
May 18, 2015—Natural Creations recalled its New Zealand Colostrum dietary supplement, because the product contains milk, which isn’t listed on the ingredient label.
May 18, 2015—OC Raw Dog recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation dog food, because the product might be contaminated with salmonella.
May 15, 2015—Toyota Motor recalled 2004 Sequoia vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 18, 2003, through Aug. 19, 2004, and 2003–2004 Tundra vehicles that were manufactured from March 18, 2003, through Aug. 25, 2004.
May 15, 2015—Toyota Motor recalled 2005–2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Sequoia and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005–2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that originally were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
May 15, 2015—Wal-Mart Stores is putting Amazon.com in its sights.
May 14, 2015—Two dietary-supplement marketers settled Federal Trade Commission charges that the companies made unfounded claims that their products could prevent or reverse gray hair.
May 13, 2015—Cost Plus World Market recalled its twist swivel stool, because the weld joint that attaches the stool seat to the center post can break, which poses a fall hazard.
May 13, 2015—Schylling recalled its Police Press and Go toy, because a plastic hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children.
May 13, 2015—Ikea recalled its Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig pressure-mounted safety gates, because friction between the wall and the safety gate is insufficient to hold the product in its intended position, which poses a fall hazard.
May 13, 2015—Mitsubishi Motors North America recalled certain 2009–2010 vehicles, because a manufacturing error might cause unstable voltage inside of the electronic control unit (ECU).
May 13, 2015—Honda Motor recalled its 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles that were manufactured from Dec. 9, 2013, through March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles that were manufactured from Oct. 20, 2014, through Feb. 27, 2015.
May 12, 2015—Two cellphone-service providers will pay a total of $158 million to settle charges that they billed their customers for unauthorized third-party services, which is known as cramming.
May 11, 2015—Consumers no longer will be able to benefit from airlines’ mistakes.
May 11, 2015—Keurig Green Mountain, which makes and sells single-serve coffee makers and coffee pods, will reintroduce a feature that was removed when its Keurig 2.0 coffee makers were introduced in 2014.
May 8, 2015—Baby’s Dream Furniture recalled cribs, furniture and accessories that are painted vintage gray, because the paint exceeds federal lead limits. If it’s ingested, lead can cause adverse health issues.
May 8, 2015—Millions of consumers have used Google to search for nearby carry-out food. Now, Google will take the process a step further.
May 7, 2015—Flooring that contains potentially hazardous materials continues to draw scrutiny from chain retail stores, with the stores announcing plans to eliminate the sale of flooring that contains formaldehyde or phthalates.
May 7, 2015—Are you ready to ride in an actual Mario Kart? You soon might get your chance.
May 5, 2015—Federal Trade Commission halted an operation that allegedly used spam emails, false weight-loss claims and bogus celebrity endorsements to market unproven diet pills.