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November 2011

BBB: Do research before purchasing a gift card

By Rita R. Robison The holiday season is nearly here. For those looking to give gift cards to family and friends, the Better Business Bureau recommends that you check out any gift card before you buy it. The BBB has already received nearly 500 complaints against the gift card industry,... Read more →

Recall of the Week: HeathCo motion sensing wall switches due to electrical shock hazard

By Rita R. Robison HeathCo LLC is recalling about 75,000 Heath/Zenith and WirelessCommand motion sensing wall switches. When the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket. If consumers fail to disconnect the... Read more →

Recall of the Week: An Ashland brand glass vase sold at Michaels due to laceration hazard

By Rita R. Robison Michaels Stores Inc. is recalling about 28,000 Ashland brand glass vases in the United States and 1,800 in Canada The glass vases can break or fracture when consumers pick them up, posing a laceration hazard, Michaels and the U.S. Consumer Product Commission said in a statement.... Read more →

Top tips for travelers for the Thanksgiving holidays

By Rita R. Robison Across the state and country, more consumers will enjoy their Thanksgiving feast at a table away from home this year, according to AAA's annual travel forecast. Nationwide, 42.5 million Americans will travel over the holiday, a 4 percent increase compared to 2010. Sixty percent of travelers... Read more →