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July 2014

Baby boomer bloggers focus on issues that hit close to home

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #366. Sightings writes about post he did last year focusing on a book, “Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style” by Rachel Adelson. Some of the benefits of staying in your... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Halco ProLED bulbs due injury and burn hazards

Halco Lighting Technologies is recalling about 9,500 ProLED bulbs. The LED bulbs can overheat and fall on consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket.No injuries... Read more →


Canadian marketers of Double Shot 'diet' pills agree to discontinue sales, pay $500,000 for making deceptive weight-loss claims

The Quebec-based marketers of a supposed weight-loss treatment have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with bogus claims that their Double Shot pills would cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss, without diet or exercise. Manon Fernet and the company she controls,... Read more →


Four tips for choosing the right nursing home

By Jay Deratany, Founder of Deratany Law Firm and Writer Finding the right place for you or a family member to spend the golden years can be a challenging task. It’s unfortunate that not all homes are created equal, and there are some that can actually put residents at risk.... Read more →


Watch out for hidden health risks in beauty products

The labels on beauty products and cosmetics are covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. However, consumers need to be aware of hidden risks from harmful chemicals. While manufacturers have been phasing out some chemicals due to consumer demand, there are still dangers consumers should be... Read more →


FDA warns consumers to avoid powdered caffeine

After the death of an 18-year-old teenager in Ohio, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about the dangers of pure powdered caffeine. The FDA is especially concerned about powdered caffeine sold in bulk bags over the Internet. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is equivalent to the... Read more →


Justice Department relying on settlements rather than criminal prosecutions for corporate misconduct, Public Citizen says

A non-prosecution agreement against Citigroup, announced by the U.S. Justice Department Monday, highlights the increased use of such agreements by the agency and the need for it to explain why it chooses not to criminally prosecute financial institutions and other corporations. Although U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called Citigroup’s actions... Read more →