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After one death, Good Earth recalls more than 1.2 million lights

Here’s another huge recall that you and consumers throughout the nation need to be know about. Good Earth Lighting is recalling more than 1.2 million rechargeable integrated lights in the United States and about 37,800 in Canada. The light’s battery can overheat and ignite the light’s plastic housing, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Read more →


Bloggers consider life’s twists and turns

When I attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, during the 1960s, I took a class in consumer economics. It changed my life. I had gotten the idea from my dad about the importance of spending wisely, now here was a field of study and maybe a career in helping people make smart money choices. Read more →


For eighth year, auto-related issues are the top complaint in consumer group’s survey

Not surprisingly, auto sales and repair issues continue to perplex consumers. The Consumer Federation of America released its annual report surveying consumer complaints made to 33 state and local government agencies across the country. Read more →


Cities where credit limits are decreasing the most

A decrease in your credit limit can limit your purchasing power, which can hurt your credit score. However, it may also help you spend less and have less credit card debt. Credit limit decreases can also reflection either poor handling of credit or economic uncertainty, so large average decreases in a city might indicate that residents are in financial trouble. Read more →


More kids are dying by drowning, report shows

Parents need to continue to use extreme caution when their kids are swimming or are near water this summer. Fatal drownings for children increased 12 percent in 2021, compared to 2020, a new report, which focuses on deaths and injuries for children under age 15 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, shows. Read more →