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Child Passenger Safety Week: How to Find the Correct Car Seat for Your Child

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has chosen to highlight car seat safety this year. Car seats...

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  • Sep 23, 2016

Self Driving Cars: NHTSA Announces First Set of Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

With the race to get the first mass produced self driving car well under way, the federal government announced its first set of guidelines for...

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  • Sep 21, 2016

GM Takata Airbag News: Car Maker Asks for Recall Delay

In a move that will surprise some, General Motors has petitioned U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly one million vehicles that contain...

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  • Sep 20, 2016

Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud Scandal: Bank Pays Big Fine for Fake Accounts

Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the nation, is at the center of a massive scandal in which employees opened nearly two million...

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  • Sep 10, 2016

Iron, Calcium Among Ways to Potentially Keep Kids Lead-Free

Parents in communities across the world know well the threat lead poisoning can cause to children’s health. Whether the lead is in the soil, the...

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  • Sep 3, 2016

The Biggest Child Safety Recalls of 2016 — So Far

This week, McDonald’s issued a mass recall of its Step It! fitness trackers and pulled the products from all U.S. and Canada stores. The recall...

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  • Aug 25, 2016

Researchers Find Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

More bad news for Volkswagen owners: A hacker could unlock your car using a simple wireless device. About 100 million VWs going back to 1995,...

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  • Aug 12, 2016

Zika Scam Watch: How to Know Which Products Really Keep You Safe

During a public health crisis, some fraudulent retailers find a way to make a fortune by taking advantage of people’s fears. This week, the Federal...

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  • Aug 10, 2016

Five New Car Models With The Most Problems

While there are many reasons that a consumer may purchase a new or late model vehicle, it’s often the sense of reliability that comes with...

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  • Aug 4, 2016

FDA Decides to Not Regulate Some Health and Wellness Smartphone Apps

In light of the growing trend of health and wellness apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its final guidance regarding how these...

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  • Aug 4, 2016

Don't Get Burned This Summer: Learn What Sunscreen Labels Really Mean

Consumer Reports recently released a report detailing their investigation into sunscreens that revealed 43 percent of the brands they tested did not protect as well...

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  • Jul 26, 2016

Is Your Ford Focus a Lemon?

Do you own a Ford Focus? Understanding the mechanical problems common with this vehicle could save you time, money, and injury. A class action lawsuit,...

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  • Jul 15, 2016

What Parents Should Know About Hoverboard Safety Issues

Two-wheeled “hoverboards” were the hottest gift of the holiday season last year, but many parents across the country were left feeling burned after shocking reports...

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  • Jul 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot: A Safe, Self-Driving Feature or Advanced Driver-Assistance Tool?

There’s a big difference between the so-called self-driving cars with which Google is experimenting and the computer-assisted driving of Tesla’s Autopilot vehicle. The former is...

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  • Jul 11, 2016

Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Lead IKEA to Recall 29 Million Chests and Dressers

The largest furniture seller in the world, Swedish company IKEA, has announced it is recalling 29 million dressers and chests in the United States. The...

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  • Jul 1, 2016