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March 2011

Recall of the Week: Wine bottle openers sold by QVC due to laceration hazard

About 159,000 wine bottle openers distributed by Sunbeam Products and sold at QVC are being recalled. Wine bottles can break when opened with the recalled opener, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Sunbeam has received 52 reports of wine bottles breaking while the opener was being used, including 22 reports... Read more →


Launch of consumer product safety database draws approval of consumer, safety groups

A new consumer product safety information database will allow people to share and access safety information about the products they own and consider buying, a coalition of consumer and safety groups said today in a statement. The database is up and running today online at www.SaferProducts.gov. Need for database The... Read more →


Consumer groups applaud FDIC action against unsafe and unsound refund anticipation loans

Consumer groups -- the Consumer Federation of America, National Consumer Law Center, and Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina -- applaud the announcement that the FDIC has notified Republic Bank & Trust of Kentucky that the bank's high cost refund anticipation loans are unsafe and unsound. The loans are short-term... Read more →


Assess your consumer power during National Consumer Protection Week

This week is a good time to take stock of how you’re doing as a consumer. It’s National Consumer Protection Week, March 6 through 12. More than 120 events in 25 states will be offered by 30 federal agencies, consumer groups, and state, county, and local government agencies. The consumer... Read more →