Sept. 19, 2014—Newmar recalled 2014 Dutch Star motor homes that were manufactured from April 14, 2014, through June 20, 2014, because an incorrectly wired headlight-wiring harness might have been installed.
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Sept. 19, 2014—The company says credit- and debit-card readers at all U.S. locations will be equipped with EMV chip technology by the end of 2014, which is sooner than it had planned.
Sept. 19, 2014—Two and a half years after we alerted consumers to a spate of redistributed recalled products that were linked to Meijer stores, the company will pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle charges by Consumer Product Safety Commission that it played a role in the sale of such products to consumers.
Sept. 19, 2014—The pending deal has the potential to reduce prices for all major kitchen appliances as well as washers and dryers, but it’s too soon to determine whether such a benefit will materialize for consumers, industry experts tell Consumers Digest.
Sept. 18, 2014—Ford Motor recalled 2015 Transit vehicles that were manufactured from April 3, 2014, through May 27, 2014, because brake fluid might leak from the brake hose/caliper junctions at the rear of the vehicle.
Sept. 18, 2014—Amazon unveiled the seventh generation of its Kindle e-book-reader lineup, which includes two new models.
Sept. 18, 2014—Federal Trade Commission will mail refund checks to consumers who were defrauded by the organizers of a debt-management program who promised to teach consumers how to handle their credit and finances.
Sept. 18, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intends to teach a group of for-profit colleges an expensive lesson, and an industry expert tells Consumers Digest that prospective students should stay away from the troubled chain of schools in the meantime.
Sept. 17, 2014—Ikea recalled its Gunggung child swing, because the swing’s suspension fittings can break and cause a child to fall from the swing.
Sept. 17, 2014—Gel Spice recalled its Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper, because the product might be contaminated with salmonella.
Sept. 17, 2014—Continental Tire recalled the following motorcycle tires in sizes 120/70ZR17 and 120/70R17: ContiAttack SM, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW, ContiSportAttack and ContiSportAttack2.
Sept. 17, 2014—Chrysler Group recalled 2014–2015 Fiat 500L vehicles that were manufactured from March 3, 2012, through July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver’s knee air bag might result in improper deployment.
Sept. 17, 2014—Mobile-application developer TinyCo and customer-review website Yelp today agreed to settle separate charges by Federal Trade Commission that they collected children’s information improperly.
Sept. 17, 2014—Any parent who has nursed a sick child back to health knows that it can be difficult to convince the child to take a medication, but Infirst Healthcare USA introduced a way to sweeten the serum.
Sept. 16, 2014—Playtex expanded its recall of certain power adapters that were sold with Playtex Nurser Deluxe Breast Pump. The casing on the AC/DC adapter might loosen and separate, which could result in electric shock.
Sept. 16, 2014—Food and Drug Administration today approved an oral medication to treat opioid-induced constipation in patients who have chronic pain.
Sept. 16, 2014—In 2003, SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD memory card. Storage capacity has multiplied since then: SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-1 memory card has 512GB of space and costs $800.
Sept. 15, 2014—Porsche recalled 2015 Macan vehicles, because the brake booster might have been damaged during installation.
Sept. 15, 2014—The co-founder of a marketing operation that promised that consumers who used a health supplement would get “high school skinny” settled charges by Federal Trade Commission that the company deceived consumers with unsubstantiated claims.
Sept. 15, 2014—A company that generated leads for mortgage companies through online advertisements settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with misleading ads that claimed that they could refinance their mortgages for free.
Sept. 12, 2014—Federal Trade Commission today cracked down on two health-care scams that tricked elderly and Spanish-speaking consumers into paying for phony discount cards that the scammers claimed would provide consumers with health insurance or help them to pay for prescription medications.
Sept. 12, 2014—Kidde recalled its combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms, because the products could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident after a power outage.
Sept. 12, 2014—Ford Motor recalled 2005–2008 Escape hybrid electric vehicles that were manufactured from Oct. 13, 2003, through June 20, 2008, and 2006–2008 Mercury Mariner vehicles that were manufactured from June 10, 2005, through June 20, 2008.
Sept. 12, 2014—The first organic LED, or OLED, TVs that have ultrahigh-definition technology will arrive in time for the holidays but, to no surprise, they will be an expensive gift.
Sept. 11, 2014—Mercedes-Benz USA recalled 2013 GLK350 and GLK350 vehicles that have 4Matic all-wheel drive and that were manufactured from May 31, 2012, through Aug. 2, 2012. The circuit voltage of the affected vehicles’ parking lamp exceeds the maximum value that’s permitted.