Consumer Alerts (page 11)


Pills Pulled from Florida Pain Clinics After New Law

State agents seized over 105,000 leftover pills from Florida pain clinics that are no longer permitted to sell them under a new state law. Effective...

  • Staff
  • Jul 15, 2011

SSRI Birth Defects Reportedly Linked to Popular Antidepressants

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressants including the popular drugs Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Celexa that have come under heightened...

  • Staff
  • Jun 28, 2011

SNIGLAR Cribs Recall Issued Due to Mattress Support Collapse

IKEA has issued a SNIGLAR crib recall, affecting 20,000 cribs in the U.S. and 6,000 cribs in Canada. Reportedly, the bolts provided with certain SNIGLAR...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jun 16, 2011

Crown Vic Worries Confirmed by Balls of Fire

In a string of stories that appear eerily similar to those about the Ford Pinto in the 1970’s, the worries about the Ford Crown Victoria...

  • Staff
  • Jun 13, 2011

Ford F-150 Recall: Airbag Deployment

Ford Motors is issuing a recall of 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks from the model years of 2005 and 2006. Following an investigation by the National...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Mar 24, 2011

Generation 2 Worldwide and ChildESIGNS Drop Side Crib Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled all Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” portable and full-size drop side cribs due to the products’...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • May 7, 2010

Boston Scientific Recalls Implantable Defibrillators

Boston Scientific Corp. has recalled its implantable heart defibrillators after it failed to alert regulators of manufacturing changes. The medical device company stated that it...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Apr 10, 2010

No-Spill Gas Cans Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with No-Spill, LLC, has announced the recall of approximately 7,500 No-Spill five-gallon gasoline cans. The gas canisters...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Mar 16, 2010

Automotive Product and Tire Recalls

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates vehicles and tires and has the authority to investigate consumer complaints regarding safety issues. In 2009, the...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Feb 9, 2010

Graco Stroller Recall

Graco Children’s Products Inc. has recalled approximately 1.5 million Graco’s Passage, Alano, and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The stroller’s canopy hinges present a laceration...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jan 31, 2010

Toyota and Lexus Unintended Acceleration Problems

On Sept. 29, 2009, Toyota recalled several Toyota and Lexus vehicles after receiving 2000 reports of unintended acceleration that led to at least 19 deaths. ...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Jan 30, 2010

Ford Windstar Cruise Control Switch Recall

On Oct. 26, 2009, Ford recalled 4.5 million cars to fix cruise control deactivation switches, which shut off the cruise control when the driver presses...

  • H. Scott Bates
  • Dec 4, 2009