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April 2010

Recall of the Week: Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills due to fire hazard

About 4,600 Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills are being recalled by the importer Eastwind Industries Inc., of San Leandro, Calif. If the fuel container isn’t completely threaded on the regulator during installation, the propane tanks can leak fuel posing a fire hazard to consumers, reports the U.S Consumer Product... Read more →


What were your best and worst consumer experiences this week?

Which consumer happenings cheered you recently and which ones made you want to scream or weep? 
 Here are my best and worst consumer experiences this week: 

 My best: Celebrating family birthdays Today is my sister’s birthday and mine is coming up soon.We celebrated with my niece Suzi and... Read more →


Do these 10 sneaky expenses pile up the spending for you?

Sneaky expenses are costs consumers don’t notice, but that add up every month. Taking a look at them can lead to savings over time. Ten examples listed by WalletPop’s Tom Barlow are: Tipping Dog or cat care Lawn Vitamins and supplements Driving costs Paying bills Feeding birds HBO, etc. Jewelry... Read more →


Should you use antibacterial soap?

A recent request by the chairman of a congressional environmental subcommittee about triclosan is shedding light on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing review of the popular ingredient’s safety. Triclosan is added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It’s estimated to be used in about... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Crate and Barrel glass water bottles due to laceration hazard

About 42,000 glass water bottles in the United States and 2,200 in Canada are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Imported by Crate and Barrel, a division of Euromarket Designs Inc., of Northbrook, Ill., the glass beverage bottles can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting... Read more →


What were your best and worst consumer experiences this week?

Which consumer happenings cheered you recently and which ones made you want to scream or weep? 
Here are my best and worst consumer experiences this week:

 My best: Being assertive at the doctor’s officeLast week, I came down with the flu. Still sick this week, I decided to go to... Read more →