Consumers Urged to Keep More of Their Tax Refunds by Avoiding Quickie Loans

January 31st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Some of America‚Äôs most cash-strapped taxpayers – those from low- and moderate-income families – spent about $900 million in the latest year recorded for what is almost always an unnecessary product: the so-called “refund anticipation loan” at income tax time. With the opening of another tax season, consumer advocates at the National Consumer Law Center […]

Obama To Sign Bill On Analog Shutdown Delay

January 31st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will sign a bill to give consumers more time to get ready for the switch from analog to digital television broadcasts. The switch under current law is set for Feb. 17.

Outdoor Research Recalls Warming Gloves Due to Burn Hazard

January 29th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The glove’s electric heating pad can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Outdoor Research Recalls Warming Gloves Due to Burn Hazard

January 29th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The glove’s electric heating pad can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

L.L. Bean Recalls Ice Cleats Used During Winter Weather Due to Fall Hazard

January 29th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

L.L. Bean Recalls Ice Cleats Used During Winter Weather Due to Fall Hazard

January 29th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Milestone AV Technologies Recalls Television Wall Mounts Sold Exclusively At Best Buy; Unit Can Crack, TV Can Fall On Consumers

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wall mount can crack when used with televisions 26 inches and larger or with televisions that include a DVD player. The television can then fall from the wall mount and pose a serious risk of injury to consumers standing nearby.

Lane Home Furnishings Recalls Glider Recliners Due to Fall Hazard

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The base of the chair, if installed backwards, can allow the chair to tip-over backwards, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Milestone AV Technologies Recalls Television Wall Mounts Sold Exclusively At Best Buy; Unit Can Crack, TV Can Fall On Consumers

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The wall mount can crack when used with televisions 26 inches and larger or with televisions that include a DVD player. The television can then fall from the wall mount and pose a serious risk of injury to consumers standing nearby.

Lane Home Furnishings Recalls Glider Recliners Due to Fall Hazard

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The base of the chair, if installed backwards, can allow the chair to tip-over backwards, posing a fall hazard to consumers.