We’ve all seen the TV ads, especially late at night, when the rates are cheaper. A guy says he can solve consumers’ timeshare problems and get them out of their contacts. If the exit company can’t get the contract canceled, he says, no worries, his company offers a money-back guarantee.
Every consumer needs to watch the documentary series “LuLaRich,” about LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing scheme that sells colorful clothes and tights. It’s on Amazon Prime and hopefully will be available elsewhere, too. It shows in detail the thin line between multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes.
About 70,000 teak shower benches in the United States and about 11,317 in Canada are being recalled. The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard to the user. Consumers have reported 81 incidents of the shower benches collapsing, breaking during use, or falling apart.
Since I was working in my yard, I missed the first part of the Emmys last week. Although it was fun to see the actors and the fashions, the awards were for a lot of TV programs I never watch. Why? Because I’m not willing to pay for streaming platforms such as Netflix, AppleTV+, and Hulu.
“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raised the federal estate tax exemption considerably. Before the tax reform law, it was $5.49 million per person for 2017. It's up to $11.7 million for 2021 ($23.4 million for a married couple).” For the moment, fewer Americans are concerned about the federal estate...
Following reports of eight infant deaths associated with the Boppy Company’s lounger cushions, 3.3 million of the loungers are being recalled. The infants suffocated after being placed on their back, side, or stomach on the lounger and were found on their side or on their stomach.
My mom loved birdbaths. She enjoyed growing flowers, and often had a birdbath in her gardens. A couple of years ago to remember my mom on Mother’s Day, I bought one when I was at the co-op garden store. It was an impulse item.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
PetSmart is recalling about 100,300 Top Paw Double Diner dog bowls. The gasket on the bottom of the dog bowls can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a risk of cuts and scratches. PetSmart has received three reports of cuts and scratches to consumers’ hands.
USDA takes a step to reduce Salmonella infections in poultry, but more is needed, consumer group says
A new “key performance indicator” aimed at reducing Salmonella infections in poultry is being introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumer advocates have criticized federal meat and poultry inspection rules, saying they’re weak.