Consumer Alert

RECALL: Natura Pet Products issues voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to possible health risk

 Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Chrysler faces deadline to recall Jeeps

Chrysler Group will formally respond Tuesday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request for a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps that the safety agency says pose too great a risk of fire in a rear-end accident.

Strain: Only hire licensed horticulture professionals

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging Louisiana homeowners to hire only licensed landscape horticulturists, arborists and landscape irrigation contractors when doing major landscaping work at thei

Louisiana police warn about Internet scam called 'Ransomware'

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii wants to inform the public about a new scam circulating on the Internet called “Ransomware.”

SCAM ALERT: Life Watch scam promises free emergency alert service

An emergency alert service is targeting seniors, scamming them out of money.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

87 now sick with hepatitis A linked to frozen berry mix

At least 87 people are now sick in eight states and 36 have been hospitalized with acute hepatitis A infections tied to a contaminated frozen berry and fruit mix sold at Costco and Harris Teeter stores.

Chrysler announces different SUV recalls

Days after announcing it would fight a federal safety regulator's request to recall 2.7 million older vehicles, Chrysler Group announced the recall of 630,000 newer model SUVs.

Toyota issues brake recall affecting more than 240,000 vehicles

Auto giant Toyota is again issuing a massive recall. The carmaker said today that it's recalling more than 240,000 Prius and Lexus vehicles due to issues with the brake system.

Louisiana Creole Bisque recalled for unlisted ingredients; high health risk for those with allergies

If you have a dairy, soy or wheat allergy and you love Louisiana food, then you might be impacted by the recall of a popular New Orleans-based product.

Chrysler refuses to recall 2.7 million Jeep SUVs

In a rare rebuff of the U.S. government, Chrysler Group is refusing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request for a recall of 2.7 million SUVs, saying that the gas tank design being cited by the agency is safe.

CONSUMER ALERT: Frozen fruit linked to hepatitis A recalled

Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus, the company said in a statement.

Ford recalling 465K cars for fuel leak

Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 of its current model year cars due to a fuel leak that poses a fire risk.

Better Business Bureau offers tips to protect passwords from computer hackers

In our tech-savvy world, everything is readily accessible and convenient, even banking.

Tennessee pharmacy recalls steroid injections after 7 people get abscesses

A Tennessee compounding pharmacy on probation has voluntarily recalled an anti-inflammatory steroid injection in at least 11 states after seven patients developed abscesses in North Carolina and Illinois, officials said.