Consumer Alert

GM offers big price cut on Chevy Volt

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will knock $5,000 off the sticker price of a new Chevy Volt, making it the latest electric car to be steeply discounted as automakers battle for buyers.

RECALL: Misbranding of frozen chicken meals could impact those with allergies

Traditions, a Pearl, Miss., establishment, is recalling 2,486 pounds of frozen chicken meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

RECALL: 50,000 pounds of ground beef possibly contaminated with E. coli

A Kansas company is recalling about 50,000 pounds of ground beef products over fears of E. coli contamination.

RECALL: Whole Foods warns about contaminated cheese that could be fatal, high health risk

Whole Foods has issued a recall of cheese that is potential contaminated. It's considered a high health risk, especially to children, the elderly, and pregnant women. So far no illness has been reported.

RECALL: Viking side-by-side refrigerator linked to injuries, damage to property

A recall has been issued for a side-by-side refrigerator that has reportedly injured at least 4 people and caused property damage in 53 additional cases.

Ford recalls over 33,000 hybrids

Ford is recalling more than 33,000 C-Max Hybrids due to a safety concern. Ford says the vehicles may not protect your head in a crash.

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.

Sneaky credit card charges can cost you hundreds

Sneaky charges hiding in your credit and debit card statements can add up to hundreds of dollars a year, a new study finds.

Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Rash of attempted credit card thefts due to possible hacker going unreported to law enforcement

Over the past week, banks and credit card companies have made calls to dozens, if not hundreds, of Baton Rouge residents.

Number of kids hurt by falling TV's on rise

The number of kids being hurt by falling televisions is on the rise, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

SCAM ALERT: BBB alerts local businesses to email claiming to be from Duns & Bradstreet

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting local business owners to scam emails pretending to come from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and involving BBB.

SCAM ALERT: Cleco warns customers of bill payment scam

Cleco cautions customers to be aware of fraudulent calls demanding payment of electric bills through a money transfer agency or face disconnection of power.

SCAM ALERT: Acadian On Call warns public of medical alert scam

Acadian On Call, along with the Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA), wants to warn the public of the widespread scam affecting those in Louisiana and across the nation.

SCAM ALERT: Caller claims to be Microsoft tech support

Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting consumers to a phone scam in which the caller claims to be from Microsoft.