Consumer Alert

Why you should buy fireworks from certified businesses

Monday marked the official start of the New Year’s Eve fireworks retail season.

How will low gas prices affect Louisiana’s economy?

Trips to the gas station can be a real bummer.

Boil advisory issued for part of Iberville Parish

Iberville Parish Water District #3 customers located on Bayou Pigeon Road and Vaughn Road have experienced a water outage due to a broken water line. Therefore as a precaution, a boil advisory has been issued.

Chrysler expands airbag recall

Chrysler has added another 179-thousand vehicles to its airbag recall. Under pressure from Federal Safety Regulators, Chrysler added 2003-2005 Ram pickup trucks, 2004-2005 Dodge Durango, 2005 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum.

Baton Rouge is running out of office space

Things are good in Baton Rouge.

Over 500K laptop power chords recalled

More than half a million power cords sold with laptop computers are being recalled because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Dream On Me reacalls 10,000 play yards sold online

Thousands of children's play yards are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard.

‘Trouble in Toyland’ report warns parents of dangerous toys

As consumers shop for toys for the little ones this holiday season, consumer advocates are warning parents, caregivers and family members to be mindful of toys that could pose hazards to small children.

How to protect your identity while shopping on Black Friday

Louisiana businesses and consumers are gearing up for the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

State Farm increases insurance rates in Louisiana

The leading automobile insurance company in Louisiana is raising its rates at the end of the year.

Ortega, Las Palmas taco products recalled

The makers of Ortega and Las Palmas Mexican food products are recalling several taco dinner kits, seasoning mixes and sauces because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds.

McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles that pose choking hazard

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.

EBR Fire department is searching for arsonist

The East Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a house fire considered to be arson. Fire Public Officer, Mark Miles says around 4:50 pm on October 31, 2014, fire fighters responded to a fire at 3010 Bond street.

Authorities warn identity thieves are now targeting children

Authorities are issuing a new warning for parents about thieves targeting children. They're using synthetic IDs.

Airbag recall affects millions of drivers

Safety regulators have issued an urgent alert for millions of drivers. Motorists are being urged to check immediately to see if their vehicle is affected by an airbag recall.