Consumer Alert

Sheriff: New email scam that disables your computer claims to be from McAfee, FBI

A new computer virus is circulating Louisiana. This one claims to be from the FBI and McAfee antivirus software.

Hyundai recalls 220,000 vehicles for airbags

Hyundai is recalling almost 200,000 Santa Fe SUVs and more than 20,000 Sonata sedans for separate airbag issues, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.

Recall targets hundreds of thousands of Peg Perego strollers

Peg Perego is recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers. The company is recalling about 223,000 Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers made between January 2004 and September 2007.

Gift card scam now using local organizations across Louisiana to trick victims

A scam is making its way across Louisiana and it’s using the names of local organizations to trick victims into providing personal information.

Email scam claims to be from Pointe Coupee Parish schools

If you’ve received an email claiming that you’ve been selected to win a $1,000 gift certificate as a sign of appreciation from the Pointe Coupee school system, report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Office; it’s a scam.<

Nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled on salmonella fears

The United States Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sunday evening that Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation is issuing an immediate recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of ground beef on fears that

BPA ban in baby bottles and sippy cups official

The chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA has been officially banned from use in certain baby products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced today.

Ford recalling over 10,000 SUVs

A padding problem has forced a recall of more than 10,000 Ford Escape SUVs. Ford is recalling 2013 models manufactured from March 8-June 7 of this year.

Extreme heat & widespread drought could impact food prices

It is still early in the season, but for most of the nation it's already been a long, hot summer. A severe drought is taking its toll on more than half the country, crippling farmers and ranchers.

Think twice before clicking e-mail that looks like it's from major airline carriers

People should think twice before clicking on an email that looks like it comes from American Airlines and other major carriers.

Phone scam making its way around Baton Rouge

The Better Business Bureau says a phone scam is targeting people in Baton Rouge and more than 100 people have been called so far. Here’s how it works.

Swingset being recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of 100,000 Flexible Flyer Swing Sets. They have received over 1,200 reports of see-saw seats breaking.

Fake coupon ring busted, $25 million in fake coupons seized

Arizona authorities busted a counterfeit coupon ring worth several million dollars.

Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax August 3 and 4

Louisiana shoppers can make purchases free of the 4 percent state sales tax on most retail items during the 2012 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4.

Consumer Product Safety Commission announces new safety standards for children's play yards

Home video shows a happy and giggling Danny Keysar. It's difficult to watch when you realize his life came to an end at just 16 months old.