Consumer Alerts (page 10)


Did Ring Pop Contest Use Children's Photos Without Parental Consent?

On Tuesday, several consumers’ rights organizations urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Topps Company’s so-called #RockThatRock contest, which solicited children to submit photos...

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  • Dec 10, 2014

Women's Clothing Retailer Bebe Latest To Be Hit With Data Breach

On December 5, 2014, the women’s clothing retailer Bebe confirmed that a number of its stores were affected by a data breach that took place...

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  • Dec 5, 2014

FDA Recommends Black Box Warnings for Power Morcellators

The FDA is recommending that manufacturers of power morcellators – surgical tools used during a procedure known as morcellation – add three warnings, including a...

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  • Nov 25, 2014

Stryker Agrees to Settle Hip Implant Cases for $1 Billion

On November 3, 2014, Stryker Corp. agreed to pay $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who underwent corrective surgeries...

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  • Nov 4, 2014

NHTSA: 4.7M Vehicles Need Defective Air Bags Replaced

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a press release urging drivers of 4.7 million recalled vehicles to have their defective air...

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  • Oct 21, 2014

83 Million Accounts Affected by Summer J.P. Morgan Chase Data Breach

The sensitive information of 83 million households and small business customers of J.P. Morgan Chase was compromised when hackers broke into the bank’s computer systems...

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  • Oct 3, 2014

Home Depot Data Breach: 56 Million Payment Cards Compromised

Home Depot announced this week that 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been compromised in what is now the largest retail...

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  • Sep 19, 2014

JPMorgan, Four Other Banks Hit by Hackers

Earlier this month, several major U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in America, fell victim to sophisticated hackers who infiltrated the banks’ software...

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  • Aug 28, 2014

More Than 50 UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach Caused by Computer Virus

UPS Stores, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a data breach targeting customers’ personal information. According to the company, 51 of its...

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  • Aug 26, 2014

Senators Urge FDA to Pull More Power Morcellators from Market

As the conversation surrounding power morcellators and their risk of spreading undetected uterine cancer continues to escalate, two United States senators have called for the...

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  • Aug 20, 2014

Millions of Patient Records Stolen in Community Health Systems Data Breach

Community Health Systems, a company that runs 206 hospitals nationwide, said Monday that hackers gained access to its computers and stole the data of 4.5...

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  • Aug 19, 2014

Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach

Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...

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  • Aug 15, 2014

J & J Unit Recalls Morcellation Surgical Tools Over Cancer Risk

Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is reportedly planning to ask doctors on Thursday to return the company’s morcellators (the tools used during a...

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  • Jul 31, 2014

FTC Sues T-Mobile Over Unauthorized Charges on Customers' Phone Bills

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile alleging that the company engaged in a practice known as “cramming.”...

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  • Jul 29, 2014

Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation

A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...

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  • Jul 28, 2014