Consumer Alert

Safety commission warns parents of baby product safety

Bring home a new baby and you bring home a house full of new equipment - products parents presume are safe to use. David Butler is Deputy Director for Consumers Union in Washington D.C.

Don't believe everything you read in product reviews

Chances are before you buy something, especially big ticket items, you're going to read reviews from others who've made the same purchase.

Government issues alert on tens of thousands of counterfeit airbags

Tens of thousands of people could be driving cars with counterfeit airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued that alert Wednesday. Hundreds of different car models are at risk.

Toyota recalls 7.5 million vehicles

Toyota has announced the global recall of almost 7.5 million vehicles to fix malfunctioning power window switches. It's the largest single recall of vehicles since a Ford recall in 1996.

Popular anti-depressant pulled following FDA review

The generic version of a popular anti-depressant drug, apparently isn't working for some people. The FDA says tests show that the generic version of Wellbutrin XL isn't as effective.

FEMA warns about Hurricane Isaac fraud, establishes information hotline

FEMA wants everyone impacted by Hurricane Isaac to be on the lookout for fraud.

Peanut, other nut butter recall expanded

If you were checking the peanut butter in your pantry after a large recall was announced a couple of weeks ago, you may want to take another peek. More products are being recalled.

Roofing company accused by homeowners of scam gain 'F' from BBB

Several families in the area are claiming they have fallen victim to a company called Porter Roofing, after paying out thousands for roofing repairs they're realizing the workmanship is not what they thought they paid for.

Callers pose as tech support workers to gain personal info

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning about a new computer scam that's tricked tens of thousands of people into giving up personal information to scammers posing as technical support employees.

Popcorn recalled; possible Listeria contamination

Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Peanut butter recall expands to Louisiana

A peanut butter recall is expanding to additional products and states, including Louisiana.

Officials warn about tree removal scam in Central

In Central city leaders say someone is still targeting victims’ weeks after Hurricane Isaac.

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.