Warning: Some sugar-free ginger ale is loaded with sugar
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by Mark Huffman
12h ago
PepsiCo has issued a recall for a limited amount of Schweppes Zero Sugar, Caffeine Free Ginger Ale By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2024 Mislabeled products can pose a danger to some consumers if the ingredients arent what they are supposed to be. PepsiCo provided a case in point last week when it issued a voluntary recall for a limited quantity 322 cases of its Schweppes Zero Sugar, Caffeine Free Ginger Ale. It turns out the beverages in those cases contain full sugar. That could be critically important to people with medical conditions, such as diabetes, that require them to avo ..read more
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CDC is investigating counterfeit Botox injections
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by Kristen Dalli
12h ago
Consumers in several states have developed a botulism-like illness By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2024 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isinvestigating a multi-state outbreak of a botulism-like illness related to counterfeit Botox injections. Currently, consumers in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Washington have reported symptoms related to botulism after receiving Botox. A total of 19 people across these states have reported adverse reactions after receiving Botox, and nine have been hospitalized. The jo ..read more
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Delta Cycle recalls a half million bicycle stem raisers
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by James Limbach
12h ago
The stem raiser can shift causing the handlebar to shift unexpectedly By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2024 Delta Cycle of Foxborough, Mass., is recalling about 500,000 Delta Cycle and Dimension Stem Raisers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The stem raiser can shift during use, causing the handlebar to shift unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard. The firm has received one report of a stem raiser shifting during use. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Delta Cycle and Dimension Stem Raisers, model numbers TD3318B, TD3318S, TD3418B, and TD3418S for the Delta Cycle brand ..read more
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Ford expands recall of Bronco Sports and Escapes
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by James Limbach
15h ago
A cracked fuel injector may leak and cause a fire By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2024 Ford Motor Company is recalling 42,652 model year 2022-2023 Bronco Sports and model year 2022 Escapes with 1.5L engines. This is an expansion of a recall issued in late 2022 A fuel injector may crack and leak fuel inside the engine compartment. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire. What to do Dealers will update the engine control software to include fuel injector leak detection and install a drain tube free ..read more
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How’s you bank’s customer service? Study suggests it could be better.
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by Mark Huffman
15h ago
J.D. Power reports customers are losing patience with their banks By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2024 If your satisfaction with your bank has gone down lately, you may be in the majority. The latest J.D. Power customer satisfaction study of U.S. banks shows consumer trust in retail banks has declined significantly during the past two years. One complaint is unexpected fees, a trend we recently noted. But the other point of contention is poor customer service. J.D. Powers survey found that 13% of bank customers say they are likely to switch institutions in the next 12 months. Ret ..read more
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Walmart shoppers could be eligible for $500 in company's settlement
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by Kristen Dalli
2d ago
If youve purchased groceries at the retailer, you could be eligible for a piece of the settlement By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs April 15, 2024 Consumers who have purchased groceries from Walmart could be on the receiving end of up to $500 as part of the companys latest settlement agreement. The company recently came under fire for overcharging its customers for grocery items that are sold by weight meat, poultry, fish, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit, for example. The lawsuit alleged Walmart falsely inflated the weight of those types of items, mislabelled the weight of bagged produce ..read more
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Chrysler recalls 285,000 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s
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by James Limbach
2d ago
Chrysler recalls 285,000 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs April 15, 2024 Chrysler is recalling 284,982 model year 2018-2021 Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s. The right and left side curtain airbag inflators may rupture due to a manufacturing defect. An inflator rupture may result in sharp metal fragments striking occupants, resulting in injury or death. What to do Dealers will replace both side curtain airbags free of charge. Letters notifying owners of the recall are expected to be mailed May 3, 2024. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 8 ..read more
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Here are some simple ways to save money on groceries
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by Kristen Dalli
2d ago
Shopping in stores instead of online can be beneficial for your budget By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs April 15, 2024 With inflation still on the rise, many consumers are looking for more ways to keep money in their wallets and spend less where they can especially at the grocery store. Want to know how you can save money on groceries? Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst atDealNews, offered her best advice with ConsumerAffairs on how to stretch your dollars the furthest at the grocery store. How to save big Ramhold shared three top tips for consumers who want to save big on their next trip to ..read more
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Millennials are dragging their feet when it comes to estate planning
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by Gary Guthrie
2d ago
Their parents and grandparents may be able to help if theyd let them By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs April 15, 2024 A new study says that when it comes to things like end-of-life trusts and financial plans, most millennials arent as concerned as maybe they should be. In spite of the possibility that nearly half are in line as part of the Great Wealth Transfer, many are more concerned about how to balance caring for both children on one side and their aging parents on the other, not to mention a ragged housing market. All of that leads to one thing: building theirwealth for future generatio ..read more
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Hyundai recalls 99,000 IONIQ and Genesis vehicles
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by James Limbach
5d ago
A damaged charging unit may cause a loss of drive power By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs April 12, 2024 Hyundai Motor America is recalling 98,878 model year 2022-2024 IONIQ 5s, and model year 2023-2024 IONIQ 6s, Genesis GV60s, Genesis GV70 "Electrifieds," and Genesis GV80 "Electrifieds". The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) may become damaged and stop charging the 12-Volt battery, which can result in a loss of drive power. A loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash. What to do Dealers will inspect and replace the ICCU and its fuse -- as necessary. In addition, dealers will ..read more
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