Consumer Alerts (page 7)
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Nov 12, 2015
EPA: VW Also Cheated on Audi, Porsche Diesel SUVs
The Volkswagen admissions scandal hit a new low for the auto group on Monday, November 2, 2015, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused...
- Nov 4, 2015
How Can Volkswagen Encourage Owners of Scandal-Plagued Vehicles To Make Repairs?
Owners of Volkswagen (VW) diesel vehicles with faulty emissions systems will not be required to repair their cars. Unlike vehicles recalled for defects like faulty...
- Oct 23, 2015
Essure Birth Control Device
For the past thirteen years Essure has been heralded as the only nonsurgical method for permanent birth control. The now decades-old device, manufactured by Bayer...
- Oct 13, 2015
$7 Billion Volkswagen Recall to Address 11 Million Polluting Diesel Vehicles
Volkswagen has announced a worldwide recall of its diesel vehicles that were rolled out with cheating devices built into their emissions systems. The company’s new...
- Oct 8, 2015
What Volkswagen Owners Need To Know About the Emissions Scandal
There have been a fair number of highly-publicized auto manufacturing scandals in recent memory, but none as shocking as the most recent involving rigged emissions...
- Oct 4, 2015
What Can I Do If I Own a Volkswagen Vehicle Affected By the Emissions Scandal?
Media reports recently disclosed damning information about German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen’s attempt to “cheat” U.S. emissions standards in an effort to shore up lagging sales....
- Oct 1, 2015
Volkswagen Faces Huge Firestorm Amidst Emission Scandal
As of Wednesday, September 24, Volkswagen’s CEO Martin Winterkorn officially resigned as chief executive. Winterkorn states that he takes responsibility of the emission cheating scandal...
- Sep 24, 2015
Are You Putting Your Heart At Risk While Treating Diabetes With Onglyza?
Type 2 diabetes can be a difficult disease to manage. There are a variety of medications doctors prescribe to their patients to get excess blood...
- Sep 8, 2015
IVC Blood Clot Filters Might Cause Serious Complications
IVC (inferior vena cava) blood clot filters were created to protect high-risk individuals from possibly fatal blood clots that form in other areas of the...
- Sep 3, 2015