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June 2020

Safety ropes are being recalled by DICK’S Sporting Goods due to fall and injury hazards

DICK’S Sporting Goods is recalling about 63,000 Field & Stream safety ropes. The ropes can fail when used in freezing conditions, posing fall and injury hazards. The firm has received one report of the rope failing, resulting in a concussion and knee injury. Read more →


Department of Education’s latest idea for student loan relief is deeply flawed, consumer groups say

A rule that denies loan relief to many students cheated by their schools is deeply flawed and should be overturned, consumer groups told a court Tuesday. The groups represent student borrowers in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new “partial relief” rule. Read more →


Make sure to get price information about funeral cost, because some funeral homes failed to disclose it in undercover investigations

If you can’t leave home or travel to a funeral provider right now due to the pandemic, you can get information about what it offers — and how much those goods and services cost. The Funeral Rule says funeral homes must give you information over the phone. Read more →


Nelson and Lauki dressers and cabinets are being recalled by Herman Miller due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

Herman Miller is recalling about 2,700 Nelson and Lauki dressers and cabinets in the U.S. and about 120 in Canada. The recalled dressers and cabinets are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards. Read more →


Most sunscreens provide poor protection or contain questionable ingredients, environmental group says

If you’re going to leave your home and go outside, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. To help consumers select a sunscreen, the Environmental Working Group has released its 14th annual “Guide to Sunscreens.” Read more →


Baby boomers try to keep going in these trying times

We’re living the life of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re staying home and picking up groceries or having them delivered. Then, George Floyd is murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when a police officer pressed his knee on his neck for 9 minutes. Read more →