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This is What Elmiron Users Need To Know About Their Health

Patients who were prescribed Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) to treat their interstitial cystitis (IC) may have another health problem to worry about after it was revealed that the medication is associated with vision-threatening retina damage.  The link between Elmiron and an eye

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 28, 2021
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The Boppy Co. Baby Pillow Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall for 3.3 million baby pillow loungers after they caused eight infants to suffocate while sleeping. The manufacturer of the products, the Boppy Company, has sold these products since 2004, but they started to cause issues in

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 28, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Recalls

Everything You Need to Know About Recalls

A product recall is a method of returning, exchanging, or replacing a defective or dangerous item. Recalls happen when a consumer, government watch group, or internal quality control team report issues with a product that could inconvenience, harm, or kill people. Why do products get recalled?

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 24, 2021
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A Timeline of Notable Recalls

Manufactured products. We use many of them every day, with hundreds of them in and around our homes. Products we trust — products we feel good about. But what happens when one of them poses a life-threatening situation, sparks and sputters, catches fire, or even explodes? When products go

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 24, 2021
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Resources for Farmers With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is the world’s fastest-growing neurological condition. Both in the U.S. and globally, the number of people living with Parkinson’s has exploded in recent decades. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. A recent study found that Parkinson’s prevalence in

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 1, 2021
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What to Do if Your Information Was Exposed in the T-Mobile Data Breach

T-Mobile was recently the subject of a massive data breach that exposed the private information of more than 50 million people who signed up for a T-Mobile account. Drivers’ licenses, first and last names, and even social security numbers were exposed to the public, and to make matters worse, T-

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 1, 2021
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5 Things You Should Know About the Recent Sunscreen Recall

The summer months are filled with outdoor activities, trips to the beach, and—most importantly—sunscreen. Everyone knows the health benefits of applying the right SPF, but recent evidence has exposed that some sunscreen products contain benzene, a harmful chemical known to cause cancer. You want to

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Aug 6, 2021
Stock Market

Robinhood Stopped Investors From Trading GameStop Shares: What You Need to Know

Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group and its securities attorneys are investigating brokerage and clearing firms that recently prohibited investors from selling their shares of GameStop, AMC, Nokia, Blackberry, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Trivago. The share prices of these companies had

  • Investor Alerts , Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 1, 2021
JUUL Pods

The Truth About JUUL

How JUUL Contributes to Addiction in Teens The goal of providing adult smokers with a healthier alternative to cigarettes is an honorable one, but vaporizer and e-cigarette businesses are responsible for how their products are actually used — not just the way they represent them.  As a

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jan 28, 2021
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Dispute Over Automatic Tipping at Florida Restaurants: What You Need to Know

In Florida, a class-action lawsuit alleging that Ritz-Carlton did not warn patrons before including an automatic tip is moving forward.  Unsuspecting patrons may have overpaid for their meals, leaving two tips instead of one.  One such victim, the plaintiff Michael Fox, claims that

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 23, 2020
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5 of This Year’s Biggest Data Breaches

Data breaches are down compared to 2019, but you’d never guess that from the seemingly endless headlines about companies failing to safeguard their users’ information. According to the

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 21, 2020
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Holiday Consumer Safety 101

Like everything else in 2020, holiday shopping is going to be more challenging than usual.  Online buying may have its biggest year so far, and customers are also being urged to

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 25, 2020
airbag

GM Forced to Recall Nearly 6M Vehicles with Takata Airbags

General Motors must recall and repair nearly 6 million pickup trucks and SUVs which have potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators, according to an

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 24, 2020
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Three Million Credit Cards Compromised in Dickey’s BBQ Pit Data Breach

The world’s largest BBQ chain is the latest business to be hit with a major data breach. A recent report from cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory revealed that Dickey’s BBQ Pit had credit and debit card numbers stolen for over a

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 23, 2020
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Amazon Takes Advantage of Third-Party Sellers; Bezos’ Response Disappointing

Amazon violated its own policies: Find out if you have a case. Amazon is one of the biggest hubs for third-party sellers to connect with customers and sell their products, and many small businesses run exclusively on this platform. Third-party companies pay the seller’s fees and follow Amazon’s

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 7, 2020