Consumer Connections Newsletter

August 28, 2017

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CFPB and American Express Reach Resolution to Address Discriminatory Card Terms in Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories

The CFPB has taken action against two American Express banking subsidiaries for discriminating against consumers in Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

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Keeping Food Safe During a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

With any tropical storm or hurricane comes the risk of flooding and power outages—all of which can compromise the safety of stored food.

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Court Order Halts World Patent Marketing Invention Scam That Cheated Consumers Out of Millions

A federal court has found that the FTC is likely to prevail in its case against an invention-promotion scheme that allegedly deceived consumers.

Other News

NC Quick Pass

Free NC Quick Pass Transponders to Be Made Available Just in Time for Labor Day

NC Quick Pass will start offering FREE NC Quick Pass transponders and 60 percent off the NC Quick Pass E-ZPass compatible transponders.

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What Does It Mean for Your Car to Be "Totaled?" And What Happens After That?

When it comes to car crashes, you hear the term "totaled" thrown around quite a lot. But what does it really mean for you and your vehicle?

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Law Firm Investigating Claims of Wells Fargo Car Insurance Misconduct

Claims allege that hundreds of thousands of consumers who obtained car loans from Wells Fargo were charged for auto insurance that they did not want or need.

Product Recalls

Dr. Martens Vegan boot

Dr. Martens Vegan Boots Recalled by Airwair Due to Chemical Exposure Hazard

Dr. Martens is recalling 30,000 Vegan boots. Prolonged contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.

Nutrilife hydrogen peroxide

Nutrilife Recalls More Than 15,000 Bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Nutrilife Plant Products is recalling more than 15,000 one-gallon bottles of Nutrilife 29% hydrogen peroxide sold in the U.S. and Canada.


Academy Sports + Outdoors Issues Recall for Outdoor Gourmet Crawfish Kits That Pose a Fire Hazard

Academy Sports + Outdoors has issued a recall for about 21,000 Outdoor Gourmet 100-Qt. Crawfish kits with strainer.

Polaris General

Polaris Recalls GENERAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

Polaris has issued a recall for about 1,600 GENERAL recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to a tire pressure issue.

BRIO soft hammer baby rattle

BRIO Recalls Soft Hammer Baby Rattles That Pose a Choking Hazard

BRIO is recalling approximately 1,500 baby rattles.The wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack, posing a choking hazard to children.

Recall Alert

Batteries in Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note Phones Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

A new safety recall issued by FedEx Supply Chain affects about 10,200 batteries in refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones.

Food and Drug Recalls

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Expresco Foods Issues Recall for Chicken Skewer Products That May Be Contaminated with Listeria

Expresco Foods, Inc. is recalling 20,446 pounds of imported chicken skewer products due to a risk of contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

Great Value cherries

Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Great Value Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries

Sunrise Growers has issued a voluntary recall of frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products that may be contaminated with listeria.

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RECALL: Fair Oaks Farms Pork Sausage Patties May Be Contaminated with Listeria

Fair Oaks Farms is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be contaminated with listeria.

Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli

Recall Issued for Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli Containing Undeclared Almonds

Seven Sundays has issued a recall for its Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli because it may contain undeclared almonds, posing a risk of allergic reaction.

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RECALL: Litehouse Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing

Litehouse Inc. has announced the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of its OPA by Litehouse Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing.


Approximately 4,805 Pounds of Mislabeled Chicken Chile Verde Recalled Due to Allergy Risk

Luvo Inc. is recalling approximately 4,805 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Auto Recalls

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BMW Recall Affects Nearly 6,800 X3 and M6 Vehicles with Potentially Serious Air Bag Defect

BMW has announced a safety recall affecting approximately 6,785 BMW X3 and M6 vehicles. During deployment, the air bag inflator could separate.

Dodge Charger

Dodge Challenger and Charger Vehicles at Risk of Oil Leak, Fire Recalled

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2017 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles equipped with Hellcat engines.

Redwood RV

Keystone RV Recalling Crossroads Redwood and Cameo Recreational Trailers

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain model year 2018 Crossroads Redwood and Cameo recreational trailers at risk of a gas leak.

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Air Bag Inflators in Recalled Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter Vans Could Rupture

Daimler Vans USA is recalling more than 43,000 model year 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

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Mazda Recall Affects 79,000 CX-7, CX-9, and Mazda6 Vehicles with Defective Air Bag Inflators

Mazda has issued a recall for certain model year 2007-2009 and 2012 Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles, and model year 2009 and 2012 Mazda6 vehicles.

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Forest River Recalls Recreational Trailers in Violation of Federal Safety Regulation

Forest River is recalling certain model year 2018 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The Federal Placards may state an incorrect weight.