Consumer Connections Newsletter

November 6, 2017

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Delta Connection Provider Compass Airlines Facing $869,000 Civil Penalty from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed an $869,125 civil penalty against Compass Airlines for allegedly failing to provide flight crews with complete weather information.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Keeping Your Private Information Private

It is more important than ever to safeguard personal information from the dangerous threats of identity theft. Fortunately, it's easy to keep yourself safe.

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What Really Happens If You Don't Set Your Phone to Airplane Mode When Flying?

There are really good reasons for keeping your phone on airplane mode, but probably not what you think.

Other News


Should You Use Bleach Tablets In Your Toilet?

There is no doubt that such tablets are more convenient than using gloves, a brush, and a liquid cleaner. But it turns out that they are also slowly damaging to your toilet.

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Freezing Temperatures Can Cause Freezing Pipes

Our back and forth temperatures may not have you thinking about freezing pipes, but now is a great time to make some inexpensive repairs.

Product Recalls

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PlanToys Recalls Baby Gyms That Pose a Strangulation Hazard

A strangulation hazard has prompted PlanToys to recall an estimated 500 baby gyms. Babies can strangle on the side rope crossbars on the baby gyms.

Food and Drug Recalls

Whole Foods

Whole Foods Recall Affects Pumpkin Drop Cookies Containing Undeclared Walnuts

A number of Whole Foods Market stores have issued a recall for frosted Pumpkin Drop cookies because they contain walnuts that are not listed on the ingredient label.

Auto Recalls

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Toyota Recalling More Than 310,000 Sienna Minivans That Could Roll Away

Toyota has issued a recall for more than 310,000 model year 2005-2007 and 2009-2010 Toyota Sienna minivans. The shift lever can be moved out of the 'Park' position.

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RECALL: More Than 18,000 Lexus Hybrid Vehicles Could Suddenly Lose Power

A component within the hybrid transaxle assembly may short circuit and result in a reduction or a complete loss of available power for moving the vehicle.