Spotting a Foodborne Illness

Earlier this month, health officials warned that shoppers at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington had become sick after consuming the rotisserie chicken salad. In this blog we’ll dive into some of the details of foodborne illness and considerations for bringing a case after consuming a contaminated product. It seems like every month there is… Learn More »

Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 30,000 Cradle Swings Due To Fall Hazard

Fisher-Price announced a recall of approximately 34,000 cradle swings spanning three separate models earlier this month due to a potential falling hazard. Models of the CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle ‘n Swing, CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle ‘n Swing, and the CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butter Friends Cradle ‘n Swing are all subject to the recall. Owners are… Learn More »

National Consumer Protection Week

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, become a better-informed consumer using some of the best resources available. Consumer banking:  Helpwithmybank.gov was set up to provide answers to your questions about loans, insurance, mortgages and dozens of other banking issues. Learn the laws about late payment fees, reverse mortgages, credit bureaus, or get… Learn More »

Honda Recalls 2012 Civics

50,000 new Civics have been recalled because the vehicle’s driveshaft may come apart. The car’s side shaft could potentially fail due to mistakes in assembly. If that happens, the vehicle can no longer shift in to gear. If the car is in motion, the vehicle may stop suddenly since the engine is no longer connected… Learn More »

Safety Check for Older Vehicles

The Great Recession has had a big impact on the way Americans drive – and what cars we drive. The age of the average car on American roads is almost 11 years old, an all-time high. If you are holding on to your car or truck a few years longer than planned, take the time… Learn More »

Playing “Rental Car Roulette”

Did you know rental car companies can rent you a recalled vehicle – and not even tell you?

Norovirus Outbreak in Washington Traced to Oysters from Korea

Last Friday, the FDA reported that ASSI-branded frozen oysters from Korea had been linked to a norovirus outbreak in Washington state. The oysters were served in a Washington state restaurant and eaten by three people who became ill and tested positive for norovirus. Norovirus causes gastroenteritis (an inflammation of the stomach and intestines). The most common… Learn More »

Recall Roundup For October 7-14

Here’s a quick round-up of food and product recalls from the last week. Food Recalls: The listeria-tainted cantaloupe death toll is up to 23. It is believed that the cantaloupe is no longer being sold fresh or in prepackaged fruit salads, but it can take up to 2 weeks after consumption before the affects take… Learn More »

California Firm Announces Large Beef Recall Due to E. Coli Contamination

Yesterday, Commercial Meat Company, a Los Angeles, California firm, announced a recall of approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled beef products included bulk ground beef, ground beef patties, ground beef taco, and ground beef chili . The products subject to recall were produced between… Learn More »

Contact Lenses Quietly Recalled Leaves Dozens with Eye Injuries

Blurry vision, torn corneas and corneal abrasions are just a few of the serious health problems linked to continued use of recalled contact lenses. Food and Drug Administration officials are threatening to issue a public warning about recalled contact lenses manufactured by CooperVision Inc. and sold nationwide at retailers including Costco, Wal-Mart and LensCrafters. Avaira Toric… Learn More »