Americans are more active this Memorial Day, the day when those who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military are remembered. Last year, most gatherings were canceled due to the pandemic. This year, some events are allowing members of the public to attend in person.
HSN is recalling about 5.4 million handheld clothing steamers in the U.S. and about 14,300 in Canada. The recalled clothing steamers can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. HSN has received 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers.
It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
About one million sellers and buyers in home sales with a single agent are charged excessive commissions totaling several billion dollars annually, a report from the Consumer Federation of America shows. The report also examines the conflicts of interest of these double-dipping agents.
Cheyenne Products is recalling about 795,000 Mainstay folding metal padded chairs and barstools. The weld attaching the legs to the seat bottom can break, posing a fall hazard. The firm has received 41 reports of incidents of the weld breaking, resulting in 19 injuries, including four reports of fractures and...
My yard is beautiful this time of year. I have 40 rhododendrons in various stages of blooming. It’s a wonderful time to be doing yard work. I love planting a vegetable garden. Gardening is easier than ever these days. You can go to a garden center and buy a raised-bed garden kit.
Looking for a Memorial Day bargain? Start looking now. The sales start well before the last Monday of May, which is May 31 this year. Last year, shopping was scaled back due to the pandemic. This year, check with local stores if you’re planning to shop in person.
The FTC, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company didn’t provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service.
“When someone passes away, their tax headaches don’t die with them. In fact, those obligations can further complicate the lives of survivors: Federal estate taxes may be due and state inheritance taxes could also come into play.” Sooner or later, someone has to resolve the tax liabilities when a loved...