Consumer Alerts (page 9)
Women's Clothing Retailer Bebe Latest To Be Hit With Data Breach
On December 5, 2014, the women’s clothing retailer Bebe confirmed that a number of its stores were affected by a data breach that took place...
- Dec 5, 2014
FDA Recommends Black Box Warnings for Power Morcellators
The FDA is recommending that manufacturers of power morcellators – surgical tools used during a procedure known as morcellation – add three warnings, including a...
- Nov 25, 2014
Stryker Agrees to Settle Hip Implant Cases for $1 Billion
On November 3, 2014, Stryker Corp. agreed to pay $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who underwent corrective surgeries...
- Nov 4, 2014
Home Depot Data Breach: 56 Million Payment Cards Compromised
Home Depot announced this week that 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been compromised in what is now the largest retail...
- Sep 19, 2014
Millions of Patient Records Stolen in Community Health Systems Data Breach
Community Health Systems, a company that runs 206 hospitals nationwide, said Monday that hackers gained access to its computers and stole the data of 4.5...
- Aug 19, 2014
Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach
Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...
- Aug 15, 2014
Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation
A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...
- Jul 28, 2014
AT&T Confirms Hackers Targeted Codes to Unlock Phones in April Data Breach
After keeping details of the cyber attack quiet for months, national telecommunications staple AT&T has confirmed reports that an unknown number of customers’ Social Security...
- Jul 22, 2014
FDA Says It Will Not Ban Vaginal Mesh Products – At Least Not Yet
On Tuesday, the FDA rejected a request from Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit consumer advocacy group, to recall all existing vaginal mesh products and...
- Jul 17, 2014
Lowe's Data Breach Put Thousands of Employees at Risk for Identity Theft
Lowe’s is alerting 35,000 past and current delivery drivers and other employees about a data breach that may have compromised their Social Security numbers, driver’s...
- May 27, 2014
Recall Over Steering Rack Issues: the Latest Headache for GM
On Wednesday, General Motors (GM) announced its 30th product recall this year, bringing the company’s grand total of recalled vehicles to 13.8 million. But the...
- May 23, 2014
FDA May Reclassify Vaginal Mesh Implants as High-Risk Medical Devices
On Tuesday, the FDA announced a proposed order to reclassify vaginal mesh implants as high-risk medical devices. This reclassification, if approved, would force implant manufacturers...
- May 7, 2014
Consumers Can Receive Up To $1,500 For Each Unwanted Cell Call
Are you hounded by debt collection calls? The next time you receive a call from a debt collector, rather than ignoring it, simply pick up...
- Apr 3, 2014
Possible Data Breach at Michaels Stores, Retailer Admits
The U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating a possible data breach at Michaels Stores after banking industry sources found fraudulent activity on cards of customers...
- Mar 7, 2014
Large-Scale Scientific Studies Needed for "Low T" Treatments
The Endocrine Society released a statement last week that claimed large-scale scientific studies are required to better understand the side effects of testosterone therapies such...
- Feb 13, 2014