Posts made in March, 2016


Gerber Products Co. is recalling two types of organic baby food due to packaging defect making them susceptible to spoilage while being transported and handled. The voluntary recall involves two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches – Pears, Carrots & Peas and two batches of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches – Carrots, Apples & Mangoes. The products have best by dates of July 12, 13 and 14. The food pouches...

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Thirty-two women sued pharmaceutical giant Bayer alleging “serious and permanent injuries” as a result of using birth control device Essure, a device consisting of two metal coils implanted in the fallopian tubes. The plaintiffs allege the devise is flawed and the original manufacturer, Conceptus Inc., concealed the risks from consumers. About 750,000 women have had the Essure devise implanted. FDA reports that Essure users have...

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Starbucks sued for failing to fill its latte coffee drinks to the brim. Instead, filling them with 25% foam to save on milk? A lawsuit brought under California state consumer laws alleges:”Starbucks lattes are made from a standardized recipe, which Starbucks instituted in 2009 to save on the cost of milk — one of its most expensive ingredients,” the complaint reads. Allegedly the “fill-to” lines that baristas...

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Reports of Electronic-cigarette batteries igniting in pockets! Three separate incidents since December, Pittsburgh area men received severe burns when lithium-ion batteries sparked fires inside their pants pockets. Two required skin grafts to their thighs while another, spotting smoke rising from his pocket, reached inside and received second-degree burns to his hand. Lithium batteries in their pockets caught fire. People tend to...

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Check your Liability Limits. If you are at fault in a car wreck and the other driver’s damages exceed available benefits, you can be held personally liable. That puts your home, savings & pay check on-the-line. Minimums limits on your car insurance policy might seem like a lot of money, but it can quickly vanish. Think about beefing up liability limits to at least $100,000 for injuries caused to one person, $300,000 to two or more...

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