Consumer Alert

Fake coupon ring busted, $25 million in fake coupons seized

Arizona authorities busted a counterfeit coupon ring worth several million dollars.

Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax August 3 and 4

Louisiana shoppers can make purchases free of the 4 percent state sales tax on most retail items during the 2012 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4.

Consumer Product Safety Commission announces new safety standards for children's play yards

Home video shows a happy and giggling Danny Keysar. It's difficult to watch when you realize his life came to an end at just 16 months old.

Anytime Fitness subject of class-action lawsuit

A popular 24-hour gym is the subject of a class-action lawsuit. According to court documents, as many as 300 women can join in on a lawsuit against Anytime Fitness.

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.