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January 2018

Power adapter wall plugs sold with digital cameras recalled by Fujifilm due to shock hazard

Fujifilm is recalling about 270,000 power adapter wall plugs sold with Fujifilm digital cameras in the United States and about 24,000 in Canada. The wall plugs can crack, break, or detach and remain in the wall and expose live electrical contacts, posing a shock hazard. No incidents or injuries have... Read more →

Rodan + Fields needs to remove misleading claims from its website, environmental group says

The Environmental Working Group is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and California's attorney general to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about benzophenone, a chemical that has been linked to cancer. Rodan + Fields tells consumers to click on a link which, the company claims, provides... Read more →

Trump appointee takes over consumer financial agency, starting with reconsideration of the payday rule

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to head the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced Wednesday a wall-to-wall review of the agency’s “enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring, and education activities.” On Tuesday, Mulvaney announced that he would reconsider the recently finalized payday lending rule. “Trump agent Mick Mulvaney is... Read more →

Baby boomers keep blogging through the bad winter weather

Baby boomer bloggers are piling on the layers and putting up with the bad weather in the East and South. Ironically, it’s Sue Loncaric of Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond, a new member of our group who lives in Australia where they’re experiencing record hot summer weather, who’s reporting on... Read more →

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and through the year, let’s work for equality

It’s challenging to think positively on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, just a few days after President Trump used a vulgar word to describe people in Haiti and Africa. Also troubling is Trump traveling to Mar a Logo on the King holiday to play golf rather than performing a day... Read more →

Apple’s lapse in good customer service is stunning

I’m a big fan of Apple’s customer service. It’s almost always good, unlike most other companies especially Comcast. Last night, I had an upsetting experience when I talked to an Apple employee named Jesse. For the last six weeks, I’ve been working on getting my Apple computers in better shape.... Read more →

Fieldbrook Foods recalls orange cream and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars due to possible listeria contamination

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. is recalling all orange cream bars and chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on one of the company’s lines at its Dunkirk, New York, plant. Both products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled orange cream bars, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bars,... Read more →

Truck owners charge Ford with cheating on emissions tests

Photo: Bull-Doser Ford Motor Company is being sued by truck owners who allege that the company installed software in more than 500,000 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks between 2011 and 2017 to cheat federal emissions tests and allow twice the legal limit of diesel waste into the air. “Assuming... Read more →