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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.

State fire marshal issues fines to unlicensed security alarm employees

With the hot summer months fast approaching, a time when many home security system companies solicit sales by canvassing neighborhoods, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

AG to Powerhouse Gym Members: File a claim

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds consumers adversely affected by Baton Rouge’s Powerhouse Gym to file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31. 

Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson SUVs do poorly in crash test

Several popular compact SUVs did poorly in a tough new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, two, the new Subaru Forester and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, did well.

RECALL: Subaru cars recalled for loss of steering

Subaru is recalling 5,379 Legacy and Outback cars in the United States because of a problem that could cause them to loose steering control.

Acadian Fine Foods recalls more than 17,000 pounds of pork, chicken stew

A local company is recalling more than 17,000 pounds of pork and chicken stew due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The FDA has listed this as a high health risk.

Advisory: Toxic mercury levels found in fish caught in Gulf of Mexico

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued an advisory warning people not to consume or to limit consumption of certain fish caught in all waters off the Texas coast (including th Gulf of Mexico) due to unsafe levels of mercury.