July 29, 2014—The 2015 Slingshot has side-by-side seating in the cockpit that allows for two riders and two wheels in the front. The motorcycle is powered by a 2.4-liter engine that generates 173 hp, and Polaris says the Slingshot will be available in October 2014.
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July 29, 2014—The nation’s top public-health official urged consumers to reduce the chance of skin cancer by avoiding the use of indoor tanning beds and tanning booths.
July 28, 2014—GoMacro recalled its Almond Butter + Carob and Sunflower Butter + Chocolate snack bars, because they might be contaminated with salmonella.
July 28, 2014—Carmel Food Group recalled Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash frozen ravioli, because the product might contain eggs, milk and soy, which aren’t listed on the ingredient label.
July 28, 2014—TJX recalled Ecoato Sweet Paprika Powder, because it might be contaminated with salmonella.
July 28, 2014—Mayborn USA recalled its Tommee Tippee Monitor with Movement Sensor Pad, because a child can pull the sensor-pad cord into the crib and wrap the cord around his/her neck.
July 28, 2014—The marketers of a supposed weight-loss supplement agreed to pay Federal Trade Commission $500,000 to settle charges that they deceived consumers with erroneous claims.
July 28, 2014—The first dryers in the U.S. market that use a technology that’s designed to slash energy consumption are scheduled to arrive in 2014, manufacturers tell Consumers Digest.
July 25, 2014—Consumers who purchase subsidized health insurance through markets that are run by the federal government likely have no reason to worry about a federal courts clash that challenges the legality of such subsidies, three independent health-insurance experts tell Consumers Digest.
July 25, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission filed nine lawsuits against individuals and companies that collected at least $25 million in illegal advance fees for mortgage-relief services.
July 24, 2014—Whole Foods Market recalled certain made-in-store food products, because the products contain nectarines, peaches and plums that might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
July 24, 2014—Volkswagen is saying adios to the Eos. The German automaker says it will stop producing the two-door, hard-top convertible after the upcoming model year.
July 24, 2014—Idelalisib, which is marketed as Zydelig by manufacturer Gilead Sciences, can be used in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) to treat patients whose chronic lymphocytic leukemia has returned, or relapsed.
July 23, 2014—Dream on Me recalled its Dinah high chair, because the leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become trapped at the neck or fall from the chair.
July 23, 2014—Oeuf recalled its Sparrow crib, because the slats/spindles and top rail can become detached and pose an entrapment hazard to children.
July 23, 2014—LG Electronics says it will introduce a wearable tracking device for young children that allows parents to call their kids and even listen surreptitiously if the child doesn’t respond.
July 23, 2014—Ford Motor says the 2015 F-150 will be at least 700 pounds lighter than that of the previous model year because of the use of military-grade aluminum alloy in the body and the cargo box, as well as the use of high-strength steel.
July 22, 2014—A company that sells a “Made in USA” certification seal to marketers today agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by allowing companies to use the seal without independently verifying that those companies’ products were made in the United States.
July 22, 2014—Systolic blood pressure was lower by an average of 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) in adults who ate probiotics compared with the adults who didn’t, and diastolic blood pressure was lower by an average of 2.38 mm Hg.
July 21, 2014—Proctor & Gamble and Whirlpool created a partnership to build an appliance that the companies say can reduce a consumer’s ironing and steaming needs and has the potential to cut your dry-cleaning expenses in half.
July 21, 2014—Wegmans recalled certain bakery goods that contain nectarines, peaches or plums because the fruit might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
July 21, 2014—BMW recalled certain 2000–2006 vehicles, because a defect that’s in in the passenger-side front air bag might produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the air-bag inflator to rupture upon deployment.
July 21, 2014—The Kidizoom Smartwatch ($60), which has a 1.4-inch color touch screen, can be connected to a home computer via a micro USB cable to charge the watch’s battery or to upload images, videos or voice recordings.
July 18, 2014—Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 per month and gives customers access to at least 600,000 Kindle e-books and at least 2,000 Audible audiobooks.
July 18, 2014—Mars Food North America recalled Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn, because the product might contain barley, which is a source of gluten that isn’t listed on the ingredient label.