Consumer Connections Newsletter

October 2, 2017

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Whether it's a safety recall affecting your vehicle, a recall for a product in your home, or a new scam that's making the rounds, we feature it here.

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office supplies

Office Supply Telemarketers Will Pay $7 Million for Deceiving Consumers

The FTC charged with defendants with tricking child care centers, schools, and police and fire departments into paying for office supply products they never ordered.

hurricane winds

U.S. Department of Justice Announces Department-Wide Response to Disaster Fraud

The Justice Department has issued a memorandum providing department-wide guidance relating to the coordination, investigation, and prosecution of disaster fraud.

grandparent scam

Phony Grandchild Scam Continues to Target Senior Citizens Nationwide

In every version of this scam, the con artist uses a common technique—playing on the emotions of a potential victim, in this case a grandparent. Learn the warning signs!

Other News

military uniform

FTC Launches Website Dedicated to New Military Task Force, Protecting Military Consumers

The FTC has launched a website for its new Military Task Force—aimed at identifying the needs of military consumers and developing initiatives to empower servicemembers.

airport luggage

How to Make Sure Your Luggage Goes Wherever You Go on Your Next Vacation

If you've ever lost a bag when flying, you know how frustrating it is trying to get it back. Follow these tips to help ensure that your bags go where you go.


As Investigation into Opioid Crisis Continues, NC Attorney General Demands Documents from Manufacturers and Distributors

An ongoing investigation aims to determine the role of opioid manufacturers and distributors in creating or prolonging the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Product Recalls

Saber gas grill

Recalled Saber Gas Grills and Liquid Propane Regulators Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

Saber Grills is recalling 26,500 gas grills and liquid propane regulators. The liquid propane regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended.

recall alert

Fireworks Over America Recalls Fireworks That Pose Burn, Fire, and Impact Hazards

Fireworks Over America has issued an urgent safety recall affecting more than 13,000 Serious Spinout fireworks. The lit firework can tip over and fire shells.

John Deere tractor

John Deere Recalls 25,000 Lawn Tractors and Service Part Transmissions Due to Crash Hazard

John Deere is recalling 25,000 John Deere D105 lawn tractors. The transmission in the recalled tractors can fail, posing a crash hazard.

J is for Jeep-brand jogging stroller

RECALL: Jogging Strollers Sold at Target and Walmart Pose Fall Hazard to Infants

A serious fall hazard has prompted the recall of around 28,000 J is for Jeep-brand cross-country all-terrain jogging strollers. The leg bracket can break.

Story Time bib and bootie set

Infant Bib and Bootie Sets That Pose Choking Hazard to Children Recalled

DEMDACO has issued a recall for 1,500 infant bib and bootie sets. Rattles sewn into the booties can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

Food and Drug Recalls


Risk of Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of King Soopers Chicken Salad Sandwiches

King Soopers is recalling chicken salad sandwiches that were sold at King Soopers and City Market stores located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce

Recalled Tartar Sauce Contains Egg That May Not Be Listed on the Product’s Label

Silver Spring is voluntarily recalling Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce because there is a chance an incorrect back label was attached to the product.

Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew

Botulism Risk Leads to Recall of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Death Wish Coffee has initiated a recall for its 11-ounce Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans that could be comtaninated with the deadly toxin botulin.

Auto Recalls

Ram truck

Chrysler Issues Recall for More Than 443,000 Ram Trucks at Risk of Coolant Leak, Fire

Chrysler is recalling 443,712 model year 2013-2017 Ram trucks with water pumps that could leak coolant. A coolant leak could lead to a vehicle fire.

BMW motorcycle

BMW Issues Recall for 9,000 Motorcycles with Insufficiently Visible Turn Signals

BMW is recalling certain accessory turn signals manufactured for BMW motorcycles. The turn signals may be insufficiently visible to other drivers.

Jeep Cherokee

More Than 22,000 Jeep Cherokee Vehicles Recalled Due to Manufacturing Error

Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting more than 22,000 model year 2017-2018 Jeep Cherokee SUVs due to a manufacturing error.


Mazda Recalling Nearly 58,000 Mazda6 Vehicles to Repair Wiring Issue

Mazda is recalling nearly 58,000 model year 2015-2016 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from manufacturing may damage the occupant classification system wiring.