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March 2022

More than 3 million bottles of Airborne Gummies are being recalled due to injury risk

Reckitt is recalling 3.74 million bottles of Airborne Gummies, 63 and 75 count bottles. When opened for the first time, pressure build up in the bottle can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off with force, posing an injury risk. Reckitt has received 70 reports of the cap or seal popping off the bottles. Read more →

How to deal with the double whammy of shrinking packaging and continuing inflation

While consumers are being hit with raising prices, sellers are shrinking package contents. It’s “shrinkflation.” While some consumers are used to the fact that it’s hard to find a true quart or pint of ice cream, now those shrinking packages are appearing with toilet paper, cereal, and cookies. Read more →

Safety agency celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

As part of an uptick in the Consumer Movement in the 1970s, a federal safety agency – the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – was created. For the past five decades, the CPSC has worked to protect the American public from dangerous and deadly consumer products. Read more →

Think safety as the U.S. springs forward for Daylight Savings Time

Today, March 13, marks Daylight Saving Time when the U.S. springs forward. You’ve probably already set with many computers and smartphones now changing the time automatically. Remember safety, too, on Daylight Savings Time Day by changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Read more →

Flashlights are being recalled by Olight Ecommerce Technology due to burn risk

Olight Ecommerce Technology is recalling about 215,100 M2R Pro and Warrior Mini flashlights. The flashlights can turn on by themselves and overheat while in the holster or a pocket, posing a burn risk. The firm has received 127 reports of flashlights turning on by themselves with 22 reports of injuries. Read more →

Target to pay $5.4 million for overcharging customers in California

Target Corp. has agreed to pay about $5.4 to settle a lawsuit that alleged Target overcharged customers. The lawsuit was filed by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office along with district attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Ventura, and San Diego counties. Read more →

Step up your consumer game and find out how to avoid scams during National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week March 6-12 is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams. The Federal Trade Commission leads the national outreach for the week of events. It’s focusing on how fraud affects every community. Read more →

It’s International Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022, a global celebration dedicated to uplifting women and honoring their achievements, is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” President Joe Biden said: On International Women’s Day, we recognize the achievements of women and girls in the United States and across the globe, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains ... Read more →