Consumer Alerts (page 7)


DOJ Files Suit Against Volkswagen

On behalf of the EPA, the Department of Justice officially filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen and its subsidiaries under Sections 204 and 205 of...

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  • Jan 8, 2016

Popcorn Lung: The New "Smoking" Threat

Teen smoking rates are at record lows, curbing the rate of future lung cancer incidence among young adults. However, a toxic chemical in vaping liquids...

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  • Jan 6, 2016

World Diabetes Conference Reveals Pancreatitis Risk from Using Onglyza

During the 2015 World Diabetes Conference, a study presented by Dr. Holman and his colleagues revealed that patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors have an increased risk...

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  • Dec 31, 2015

Wells Fargo Sued Over Aggressive Sales Tactics

Wells Fargo & Co., one of the largest banks in America, is coming under fire for establishing a cut-throat environment for employees that’s led them...

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  • Dec 31, 2015

Data from Wearable Devices May Soon Be Admissible in Court

Last year, wearable devices made legal news when a personal injury lawyer in Calgary got the data from his client’s Fitbit admitted in court. Since...

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  • Dec 30, 2015

Xarelto: Is It Worth the Risk?

Since 2011, Bayer HealthCare and J&JPRD have aggressively marketed Xarelto as a better alternative to Warfarin for patients at risk for blood clots. Warfarin has...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

W.A.T.C.H. Releases 2015 Most Dangerous Toys for Children List

While the holiday season may mean last minute shopping for many of us, it’s important to take the time and look at the products you...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

Hello Kitty Hacked: Sanrio Co., Ltd Compromised by a Major Data Breach

In the wake of toymaker VTech’s data breach, reports have surfaced that fellow child-focused company Sanrio Co., Ltd, the maker Hello Kitty, has also been...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

Volkswagen Chairman Provides Update on Emissions Scandal

On Dec. 10, Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch provided a public update on the VW investigation. Earlier this year, VW was the face of one...

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  • Dec 18, 2015

Securus Breach Reveals Potential Confidentiality Violations

Last month, Intercept reported that Securus Technologies, one of the leading phone services providers for prisons and jails in the United States, was the victim...

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  • Dec 18, 2015

Consumer Alert: Hoverboards Can Cause Serious Injuries or Catch Fire

The Hoverboard, a self-balancing electronic scooter, is the hottest holiday gift for 2015: one was sold every 12 seconds on Cyber Monday. Although popular, Hoverboards...

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  • Dec 17, 2015

VTech Data Breach Exposes 200,000 Children and 4.8 Million Adults

You can replace a credit card after a data breach; you can change your passwords, login ID and all of your security questions to try...

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  • Dec 10, 2015

Ford Recall: Over 450,000 Vehicles Affected

(November 30, 2015, New York, NY) – Last Monday, Ford Motor Company announced that they were issuing two recalls. The company is recalling 450,000 cars...

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  • Dec 1, 2015

Widely Used Surgical Equipment May Be Causing Post Surgical Infections

Many people are at risk of surgical site infections either during or after their surgery. Surgical site infections (SSI) are caused by pathogens that enter...

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  • Nov 12, 2015

Volkswagen Offers $1000 for Defective Vehicle Owners

Over the past few months, the Volkswagen scandal has escalated. VW is planning to repair the emission’s technology in millions of defective vehicles in a...

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  • Nov 12, 2015