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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.”...
- 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...
- Jul 28, 2014