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November 2009

Recall of the Week: Stork Craft drop-side cribs that can entrap and suffocate infants

More than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo, are being recalled by Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia. The recall involves about 1.2 million cribs distributed in the United States and nearly 1 million in Canada. The U.S.... Read more →


What were your best and worst consumer experiences this week?

Which consumer happenings cheered you this week and which ones made you want to scream or weep? Here are my best and worst consumer experiences this week: My best consumer experience: Good customer service at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores When I went to a Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store... Read more →


Watch your wallet on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

"Black Friday is soooo close. It’s my favorite holiday!!!" "Debating whether or not to enjoy Black Friday shopping. Nothing really needed, just enjoy the thrill of the hunt." "Old Navy started their Black Friday sales this morning [Tuesday]!" That’s what three consumers writing on Twitter said about Black Friday, the... Read more →


Thanksgiving 2009: Facts and figures

Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. What’s happening in American on Thanksgiving 2009? Here's a rundown on the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. 117 million Number of households across the nation –... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Gas grills being recalled due to fire and burn hazards

Perfect Flame SLG Series Gas Grills, about 663,000 in the United States and about 1,700 in Canada, are being recalled due to possible burn hazards to consumers. Manufactured in China by Lucas Innovation Inc. and imported by L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C., the grill’s burners can deteriorate... Read more →


What were your best and worst consumer experiences this week?

Which consumer happenings cheered you this week and which ones made you want to scream or weep? Here are my best and worst consumer experiences this week: My best consumer experience: Customer service at one Verizon Wireless store Although I’m satisfied with the cell phone I bought several years ago,... Read more →