Consumer Alert

Food & Drug Administration probes deaths linked to "energy shots"

When Richard Perez was 41 years old, and very physically fit, he had a heart attack. "No lie, I saw this white light and I was like ..." he said, shaking his head

'Trouble in Toyland' survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves

'Tis the season to be wary when it comes to buying potentially dangerous toys for children this holiday.

5-Hour Energy shots under FDA scrutiny

Those 5-Hour energy shots you see on counters almost everywhere are linked 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The news was released Thursday but the incidents span four years.

IRS warns of possible scams related to Hurricane Sandy relief

The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Chrysler recalling over 900,000 Jeeps over airbag issue

Chrysler announced Friday that it is recalling more than 900,000 Jeeps worldwide because airbags may deploy unexpectedly while the vehicles are being operated.

Nestle recalling Nesquik over salmonella contamination

Nestle is recalling more than 200,000 canisters of its chocolate drink mix Nesquik because of possible contamination of salmonella.

Ford Tauruses being investigated for sticking throttles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2000 - 2003 Ford Tauruses and Mercury Sables for a problem that can cause the engine to keep running as if the gas pedal were pressed even when it's not.

Nearly 97,000 cribs recalled due to suffocation hazard

The federal government announced the Dorel Juvenile Group is voluntarily recalling one of their cribs that could possibly suffocate infants.

Doctors: Warning labels on magnetic toys aren't enough

Warning labels are not working to prevent children from ingesting Buckyballs and other powerful magnetic toys, a group of digestive health doctors said Tuesday.

Multi-state beef recall tied to potential E. coli contamination

The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that 2,310 pounds of ground beef products from Utah and 4,100 pounds of ground beef products from Hawaii are being recalled on fears that they may be contaminated with E. coli.

FDA investigating deaths believed to be associated with Monster Energy drinks

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of deaths associated with Monster Energy drinks.

Dog treats recalled, could contain salmonella

Nature's Recipe is voluntarily recalling some of its dog treats because of the potential of salmonella contamination. The concern is both dogs and owners who handled the treats could become sick.

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.