Consumer Alert

Over 5 million Jeep vehicles under investigation for deadly fires

More than five million Jeep vehicles are being investigated by the federal government for deadly fuel-tank fires caused by rear-impact collisions.

FDA urges removal of Korean shellfish from stores

Korean shellfish shipped to the United States may have been exposed to human feces and potentially contaminated with norovirus, the Food and Drug Administration warned distributors, retailers and other food service operators Thursday.

Little of charity's money going to help animals

A charity that raised close to $27 million to help animals worldwide spent nearly all of that money on fund-raising expenses paid to a direct-mail company.

Experts say children's shoes aren't the only dangerous product arriving from overseas

"When they screened these shoes, it came out with a high level of lead," said Staudt.

Ben & Jerry's recalling ice cream

The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's is recalling pint containers of its Chocolate Nougat Crunch ice cream.

Aflac warns about sweepstakes scam

Insurance company Aflac is warning customers about a new scam.

Salmonella & other hazards could be in pet food

Many people think we can't get sick from our pets, but new studies are showing that people can actually contract some pretty dangerous infections from pet food.

Over 6 million passwords hacked from LinkedIn

The social networking site LinkedIn says it's investigating reports that millions of passwords have been stolen.

Evenflo children's high chair recalled

Reports of children falling from a popular high chair prompted the federal government to issue a recall Tuesday. Officials say Evenflo's convertible high chair tray can detach unexpectedly, causing kids to fall out.

Black & Decker coffee makers recalled

Black & Decker announced a recall for their Spacemaker under-the-cabinet coffee makers.

Popular coffee maker recalled due to injury risk

The distributor of a popular coffee maker sold under the Black & Decker label is voluntarily recalling the product after 68 people reported suffering cuts and burns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

Hurricane season can increase fraud in Louisiana

June 1 marks the opening day of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wants you to be well prepared in the event a storm threatens Louisiana’s coastline.

Sheriff warns about contractor scam, offers tips

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, in a joint effort, is investigating several cases regarding contractor fraud which has touched lives of many homeowners from Texas to the Southe

Watch out for e-mail scams involving USPS

The USPS is warning against e-mail scams using their name and logos. Patricia Newton checks her e-mail and every now and then one catches her interest.

Children are mistaking laundry detergent pods for candy

Take a stroll down the laundry detergent aisle and you'll see a new product on store shelves.