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November 2011

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Empty Nest

By Kate Forgach, Consumer Writer, Kinoli Inc. Guest Blogger Have your children all flown the coop with nary a look backwards? For some, Thanksgiving is pretty lonely when your own flesh and blood can't make it home for even a brief visit. On the other hand, you might delight in... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Wolfgang Puck combination grill/griddles sold by HSN due to overheating and electrical shock hazards

By Rita R. Robison W.P. Appliances Inc. is recalling about 27,000 Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill/Griddles. A defect in the electrical wiring of the electric grills/griddles can pose a risk of overheating, melting, and an electrical shock hazard to consumers, W.P. Appliances and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said... Read more →


Veterans often targeted in scams

By Rita R. Robison As the nation observes Veteran’s Day, the Better Business Bureau warns consumers about scammers who exploit the needs and vulnerabilities of veterans. “Active military members, veterans, and their families are a specific group that con-artists prey on for various reasons,” said Dale Mingilton, president and CEO... Read more →


11 free or discounted items for veterans on Veterans Day

By Rita R. Robison Veterans Day this year is on 11/11/11. To mark the occasion, many merchants, restaurants, and entertainment facilities are offering free or discounted item for active members of the military and veterans. To celebrate Veterans Day this year, the Coupon Sherpa compiled a list of “35 Veterans... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Under Armour chin straps for football helmets due to laceration hazard

By Rita R. Robison Under Armour Inc. is recalling about 541,000 UA Defender Chin Straps. The metal snap that connects the chin strap to the helmet has sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard when the user’s metal snap comes into contact with another player, Under Armour and the U.S. Consumer... Read more →


What were your best and worst consumer experiences this week?

By Rita R. Robison 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: Having a place to store paper towels and toilet paper Although I’ve seriously cleaned out my garage... Read more →