Consumer Alert

St. John Parish Government warns against requests for water samples

The Parish is informed that misleading information and requests for water samples are being circulated by a third-party private business through flyers on residents' doors.

LSP to conduct free child seat safety check on 9/20

Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will be conducting FREE Child Safety Seat Check events across Louisiana this Saturday, September 20, 2014 in order to reduce the number of children injured and killed in motor

How to prevent your home from draining your money this winter

While much of the country is still enjoying summer-like temperatures, others are already seeing early season snow. Either way, now is the time of year to start winterizing your home.

AG warns of IRS phone scam in Louisiana

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is warning citizens of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be an IRS official and attempts to intimidate the victim into making a payment via pre-loaded debit card or wire service.

River tubes sold at Wal-Mart stores being recalled

More than 20,000 river tubes are being recalled because they're causing skin irritations.

Recall issued for 20 styles of children's sunglasses

About 215,000 children’s sunglasses are being recalled by FGX International. Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead.

Contractor wanted for fraud in 3 parishes

Deputies are looking for a contractor who is wanted on fraud charges.

How to protect your phone from getting hacked

Everyone's talking about how to keep your private information safe after several major stars had private nude photos stolen from their cell phones.

Kraft recalls 7,000 cases of American Singles

If you're firing up the grill this holiday, you may want to hold the cheese. Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling more than 7,000 cases of Kraft American cheese singles.

How to stop 'vampire energy' from sucking your wallet dry

As taxed as air conditioners were this summer, running up electric bills across the country, there's something else Americans now need to pay attention to year-round if they're interested in cutting energy costs.

FDA recalls dog food sold at BR area Dollar General stores

Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

U.S. Safety Commission issues recall for 2.2M beanbag chairs

More than 2 million beanbag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced a voluntary recall.

Brain-eating Amoeba found in St. John Parish Water System

Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that its testing confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the St. John Water District 1 water system.

BR gas prices drop, as crisis Iraq in continues

The crisis in Iraq doesn't seem to be affecting gas prices here at home. In fact the average price for a gallon of gas in Baton Rouge has fallen seven cents since last week.

Phone scammers claim to be IRS, threaten jail time to CT residents

An unwanted call to dozens of Connecticut residents is prompting police to warn you to "be alert" when you pick up the phone.