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Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumer Connection!

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled 51.3 million autos in the United States. The recalls included everything from defective ignition switches and steering wheels to acceleration issues and airbag and seatbelt defects. If you receive a recall notice, don’t ignore it. The winter 2016 issue of Consumer Connection walks you through what…

Millions of Washing Machines Recalled

Samsung has recalled 2.8 million washing machines after receiving hundreds of reports of excessive vibration or the top of the washing machine detaching completely from the frame, including nine reports of impact injuries such as a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other fall-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall…

How One Bad Apple Can Ruin Your Day

  On July 27, 2016, Apple celebrated the sale of its one-billionth iPhone—but if you’ve experienced the “gray bar of death” or had your iPhone not respond no matter how hard you poke or swipe at the screen, you may not feel like celebrating. Welcome to Touchgate. Flickering bars and unresponsive screens are symptoms of…

The Story Behind Those Pesky Pillow and Mattress Tags

If you’re still going to bed at night with that scratchy tag stuck on your pillow, here’s some good news: You can take it off without getting in trouble. Although consumers don’t break any laws if they remove the tag, manufacturers and retailers do. If they remove the tag, or don’t attach one to their…

Thinking About Purchasing a Rebuilt Mattress?  

If you are considering buying a rebuilt mattress, you’ll want to be sure you’re not spending money on a germ and bed-bug infested paradise. Purchasing a rebuilt mattress can be less expensive than buying a new one, but you want to be sure of what you are getting. Rebuilt mattresses are required to be clean…

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