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August 2009

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Blinds and shades being recalled due to risks of strangulation

About 15,400 horizontal, 16,400 vertical, and 800 cellular shades by Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, Fla., are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The hazards are: Horizontal blinds – The blinds don’t have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being... Read more →


The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Durabrand DVD players sold by Wal-Mart

About 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Manufactured in China and imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., the DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to the commission. Wal-Mart has received 12 reports... Read more →


Will Whole Foods CEO John Mackey be able to keep his job after health care remarks?

In an op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal last week, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey argued for health care savings accounts and stated that health care is not an intrinsic right. These conservative ideas are upsetting Whole Foods’ progressive customers. A boycott of Whole Foods has been called. See... Read more →