Consumer Connections Newsletter

June 4, 2018

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Keeping Your Food Safe Both During and After a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Keeping Your Food Safe Both During and After a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Hurricane season is upon us! With any tropical storm or hurricane comes the risk of high winds and heavy rain that can lead to flooding and power outages—all of which can compromise food safety.

Dodge Challenger

Cruise Control May Not Disengage on 4.8 Million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM Vehicles

Chrysler has announced the recall of 4.8 million vehicles to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. The driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control.


Watch Out for Yahoo Customer Service Scam Targeting Users

Need to contact Yahoo Customer Care for assistance with something related to your Yahoo account? There are a few ways to do so—but, Yahoo reminds users that a phone call is NOT one of them.

Other News

Have You Lost Your Credit or Debit Card But Then Found It? Cancel It Anyway

Have You Lost Your Credit or Debit Card But Then Found It? Cancel It Anyway!

Have you ever lost your wallet or purse? Or maybe given your credit or debit card to a cashier only to walk away without it? Well, you're not alone. It's happened to pretty much everyone at one time or another.

joining a gym membership

Thinking of Joining a Gym, Health Club, or Fitness Center? There Are Some Things You Should Know

Many consumers across the country join a gym to lose weight, get in shape, or just to feel better. Unfortunately, many of them end up unhappy with both the physical and financial results of that decision.

Don't Fall for Fake Discounted Cable Service Offer

Scam Alert: Don't Fall for Fake Discounted Cable Service Offer

If you receive a phone call from someone who claims to be with your cable provider about drastically lowering your monthly bill, chances are it's a scam. Scammers are impersonating cable companies.


Robocall Operation That Falsely Claimed Affiliation with Google and Targeted Small Businesses Halted

A robocalling scheme has been charged with deceiving small business owners by falsely claiming to represent Google amd falsely threatening businesses with removal from Google search results.

Product Recalls

IKEA SLADDA bicycle recall

IKEA Recalls 4,900 SLADDA Bicycles That Pose Fall Hazard to Riders

A new recall from IKEA affected about 4,900 SLADDA bicycles that were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through January 2018. The belt on the impacted bicycles can break.

Bluefin wireless phone charger

Recall Issued for Wireless Phone Chargers That Could Overheat While in Use

Bluefin has initiated a recall for 3,000 wireless phone chargers that can overheat while being used, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The chargers have model number AC16B printed on the bottom.

Colorations extra-large crayons

Red Crayons in Recalled Colorations Crayon Sets Could Contain Pieces of Glass

A laceration hazard has prompted Discount School Supply to recall 2,200 boxes of Colorations brand extra-large crayons. The red crayons in these sets can contain glass, which could cut and injure the user.

Food and Drug Recalls

chocolate ice cream cone

Broken Metal in Processing Equipment Leads to Recall of Ice Cream Sold at H-E-B Stores

EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets have been recalled by H-E-B. The recalled products were manufactured using equipment found to contain broken metal.

green olives

RECALL: H-E-B Sliced Salad Olives May Be Contaminated with Pieces of Glass

H-E-B has issued a recall for its H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives in 10-ounce glass jars with a best by date of Nov. 3, 2019 and a UPC code of 4122094866. The recalled olives may be contaminated with glass.

Simple Truth Chicken Sausage Links Spinach Gruyere

Simple Truth Chicken Sausage Links Recalled Due to Allergy Risk, Sold in Five States

J Bar B Foods is recalling approximately 4,050 pounds of ready-to-eat Simple Truth Chicken Sausage Links. The recalled product contains milk which is not listed as an ingredient on the product label.

Auto Recalls

Hyundai Genesis G80

Windshield and Rear Window on Certain Hyundai Genesis Vehicles Could Detach While Driving

Hyundai has initiated a recall affecting certain model year 2018 Genesis G80 and G90 vehicles. The windshield and rear window on the affected vehicles may detach while the vehivle is being driven.

Chevrolet Cruze recall

Risk of Fuel Leak and Fire Prompts Recall of 112,000 Chevrolet Cruze Vehicles

General Motors (GM) is recalling approximately 112,000 model year 2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS vehicles that are equipped with a gasoline engine and a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire.

2018 Jeep Cherokee

RECALL: Nearly 50,000 Jeep Cherokees Could Leak Fuel, Catch Fire

The latest recall from Chrysler impacts nearly 50,000 model year 2018 Jeep Cherokee vehicles that may have been manufactured with a fuel tube that could leak fuel into the engine compartment.