Consumer Alerts (page 2)


Is Your Child’s Halloween Makeup Tainted with Lead?

Is there any holiday that children love more than Halloween? The chance to dress up as a scary monster, brave hero, or favorite cartoon character...

  • Staff
  • Oct 27, 2017

Nursing Home Drug Investigation Exposes the Dangers of Drug Kickbacks

Drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals has come under fire this week after allegations that its popular drug Nuedexta — approved to treat a rare condition linked to...

  • Staff
  • Oct 20, 2017

New Survey Says “Recall Fatigue” Could Be a Millennial Issue: Is That True?

Millennials are getting the blame once again — this time, for not responding to recall notices. People ages 18-34 are the least compliant consumer age...

  • Staff
  • Oct 11, 2017

Where Do Recalled Products End Up?

When a product recall officially goes out, a series of events take place: the item is pulled from shelves and consumers are generally given the...

  • Staff
  • Sep 19, 2017

Morgan & Morgan Sues Equifax After Data Breach Compromises 143M Americans’ Personal Information

Update: 3/1/2018: Equifax announces that an additional 2.4 million Americans were affected by last year’s data breach, bringing the total number of people impacted by...

  • Staff
  • Sep 11, 2017

Barnes & Noble Cancels Free Beats by Dre Headphones Orders After Promo Code Fiasco

Twitter exploded on Friday, July 28 when a subsidiary of brick-and-mortar book giant Barnes & Noble reportedly canceled hundreds of orders for Beats by Dre...

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  • Aug 1, 2017

Crop Damaging Dicamba Banned in Arkansas and Missouri

After receiving complaints of crop damage from hundreds of farmers, Arkansas and Missouri have decided to temporarily ban the use of the powerful herbicide dicamba....

  • Richard Bierig
  • Jul 10, 2017

Robocallers May Soon Be Allowed to Spam Your Voicemail

As if your bloated email inbox wasn’t enough, your smartphone’s voicemail may be the latest thing under threat of spam. The Republican National Committee is...

  • Staff
  • May 26, 2017

1M Patients’ Records Exposed in Major Data Breach

The information leaked in a data breach can vary in severity, ranging from your email address or phone number to your social security number and...

  • Staff
  • Apr 26, 2017

GameStop Customers, Beware of a Possible Data Breach

The global video game retailer GameStop is currently investigating reports that its website was breached. Hackers may have stolen sensitive customer data — including credit...

  • Staff
  • Apr 10, 2017

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer, Multiple Deaths

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S., but patients of this common procedure have new cause for concern. The U.S....

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  • Mar 24, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue Latest Retailer Hit by Data Breach

Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers have reason to worry this week, as the Hudson’s Bay-owned luxury retailer has reportedly exposed the personal information of tens of...

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  • Mar 22, 2017

Under Attack: Will Congress Take Away Your Right to File Class Actions?

What if you had no way to hold big companies accountable? What if people couldn’t come together — with their strength in numbers — to...

  • Staff
  • Feb 18, 2017

How to Spot Scams Online and IRL

Scams are on the rise. Just last week, Western Union settled with the Department Of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to pay $586 million...

  • Staff
  • Jan 26, 2017

Your ID Might Be Invalid for Domestic Travel in 2018

Traveling by air can be a huge hassle, as seats on planes get smaller, lines get longer, and checked baggages fees soar year over year....

  • Staff
  • Jan 10, 2017