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October 2010

Top 10 baby boomer complaints about products and services

Everyone is aware that baby boomers like to buy things. With tough economic times, it’s important to boomers that the goods and services that they buy are first rate. What are the top 10 things that irritate boomers the most? 1. Cell phones not working properly, especially when calls are... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Ryobi cordless power drills due to burn hazard

Ryobi Technologies is recalling about 455,000 Ryobi Model HP 1802M cordless power drills. The switch on the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Ryobi has received 47 reports of the drills overheating, smoking, melting, or catching fire, including 12 reports of property damage to... Read more →


Should you refuse to be x-rayed by an airport body-scanning machine?

The Transportation Security Administration plans to have 450 body-scanning machines operating at 33 airports by the end of the year. The agency would get another 500 next year, under President Barack Obama's proposed budget. The machines can detect non-metallic threats, such as weapons and explosives. But the question is, “Are... Read more →


Federal agency warns of possible fracture risk with osteoporosis drugs

Consumers, mostly women, who take bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis are at possible risk of a rare type of thighbone fracture. The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care professionals of the risk, because the rare type of fracture has been mainly reported in patients taking these prescription... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Bravo Sports trampolines due to fall hazard

About 160,000 Bravo Sports trampolines are being recalled. Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline. Bravo has received 247 reports of top rails bending or breaking during normal use. Four injuries have been... Read more →