Consumer Alert

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.

Baby spinach recalled over salmonella concerns

Consumers need to check their refrigerators because some organic baby spinach is being recalled after random testing found possible salmonella contamination in a finished package of spinach, according to a recall alert published on the FDA webs

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges Internet safety for kids this summer

As the last day of school quickly approaches, many Louisiana children will suddenly have plenty of free time on hand.

Chrysler recalling Jeep Wranglers due to fire problem

Chrysler is recalling about 68,000 Jeep Wranglers in the United States for a problem that can lead to fires in some cases. The recall affects 2010 Wranglers with automatic transmissions.

Experts warn of dangers of counterfeit electronic goods

Electronic items are now the number one category of knockoffs seized by agents at O'Hare International Airport, federal officials say. Some of it isn't just fake, it's potentially dangerous.

Popular antibiotic linked to higher risk of heart disease death

It's one of the most popular antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, but a new study suggests for some people taking azithromycin, commonly referred to as a "Z-pack", could be very dangerous.

Thieves could target wifi hotspots

It was a simple demonstration showing the simplicity for thieves to devastate your personal finances.