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September 2009

Recall of the Week: Silver, pink, and purple Durabrand DVD players sold by Wal-Mart

The recent recall of the silver Durabrand DVD player is being expanded to include the pink and purple-colored versions of the same DVD player. About 4.2 million DVD players imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., are being recalled because the DVD player’s circuit board can overheat, posing a... Read more →


What were the best and worst consumer experiences you had this week?

Recently, I launched a best and worst consumer experience feature on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. I think looking weekly at these experiences helps us learn from our successes and mistakes. Here are my most and least successful consumer transactions for this week: My best consumer experience: Receiving a... Read more →


The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Office Max task chairs

About 216,000 Office Max task chairs imported by OfficeMax Inc., of Naperville, Ill., are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The back and the base post of the chair can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers, according to the commission. OfficeMax has received... Read more →


What were the best and worst consumer experiences you had this week?

Recently, I launched a best and worst consumer experience feature on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. I think looking weekly at these experiences helps us learn from our successes and mistakes. Here are my most and least successful consumer transactions for this week: My best consumer experience: Spending a... Read more →


Andrew Weil’s recommendations for effective, accessible, and affordable health care in America

Andrew Weil, M.D., a leader in alternative medicine, appeared yesterday on CNN’s Larry King Show. Weil discussed his new book “Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future.” Weil brought out a number of important issues that have been missing from the loud and long... Read more →