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December 2011

Recall of the Week: E-Z-GO golf cars, shuttle vehicles, and off-road utility vehicles due to crash hazard

By Rita R. Robison E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, is recalling about 21,900 TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles, and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint may become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. Thus,... Read more →


Tips for healthy eating during the holidays

By Rita R. Robison If you’re like me, you’ve put on a few too many pounds recently and you’re worried about additional weight you could gain during the holiday season. Parties abound and fabulous meals will confront you, with tasty wines, eggnog, and special liquors to tempt you. Holiday cookies,... Read more →


Free Shipping Day is Dec. 16

By Rita R. Robison If you find it’s mid-December and you still have some gifts you’d like to order from the Internet, check out Free Shipping Day on Dec. 16. More than 2,000 merchants, such as JCPenney, Macy’s, Dell, Neiman Marcus, Disney Store, DSW, and Kohl’s, will provide free shipping... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Best Buy's Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone 3G and 3GS due to fire hazard

By Rita R. Robison Best Buy is recalling the Rocketfish Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. About 31,000 are being recalled in the United States and about 1,000 in Canada The battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard, Best Buy and the... 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: 8 x 10 inch prints at Ritz Camera Last Sunday, Ritz Camera offered a free 8 x... Read more →