Consumer Alert

GM recalls 426,000 sedans because of transmission issue

General Motors announced a recall Friday of more than 400,000 sedans because of a transmission problem that causes cars to roll when they're supposed to be in park.

Report: Kids should only eat tuna once a month

Parents, take note: A new report from the Mercury Policy Project says kids should only eat light tuna once or twice a month to keep their mercury intake at a safe level.

Investigation finds arsenic in many rice products, including infant cereal

An explosive new report finds what experts are calling alarming levels of arsenic in rice. It may affect every rice dish we eat, including baby food.

Toys "R" Us adds 'Hot Toy' reservation for Christmas

The toy mega store has created a new plan just in time for Christmas. “Toys R Us” is adding a 'hot toy' reservation system to help shoppers avoid frantic last-minute searches.

Kimberly-Clark states unsafe tampons stolen, being sold on the streets

The Kimberly-Clark Corporation, makers of Kotex, report that 16,000 cases of Kotex Natural Balance Security Tampons were stolen that didn't pass inspection.

Recycled rugs being recalled

A rug recall exposes a possible problem right under your feet. Some recycled silk floor mats from Cost Plus World Market stores may have a tack or staple sewn into the fabric.

Pacifiers cause possible choking hazard, recalled by company

 About 119,000 Care Bears pacifiers are being recalled. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and the nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

Tainted cantaloupes cause of salmonella outbreak

Health officials in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana issued an advisory following an outbreak of salmonella. Residents were urged to throw away any cantaloupes bought since early July.

Lettuce being recalled, possibly tainted with E. coli

A California farm is recalling lettuce that may be tainted with E. coli bacteria. The producer says a shipment of romaine lettuce was sold as "Tanimura and Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine."

Over 250,000 SUVs recalled

258,000 GM SUV's are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada. Many makes and models are included in the recall, but the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was the biggest seller out of all the vehicles involved.

Customs agents confiscate thousands of fake Louboutin shoes

The other shoe dropped this week for a counterfeit operation involving about 20,000 pairs of Christian Louboutin knock-offs when the shoes were seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport.

Popular kids' vitamins aren't as healthy as advertised; marketer issues refund

The marketer of a popular children's vitamin is refunding nearly $2.1 million to customers after acknowledging its pills contained only a fraction of a nutritional substance the packaging claimed.

Recall on Canon cameras

About 68-thousand of EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR cameras are being recalled due to an allergic reaction risk.

Second voluntary recall issued for Bumbo Baby Seat due to risk of ‘serious injury’

Over 4 million Bumbo Baby seats are being voluntarily recalled today due to the risk of “serious injury.” This is the second voluntary recall for this product. The first occurred in October 2007.

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.