Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

NOCSAE Voids Two Helmet Certifications

Posted: November 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm   /   Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting, Personal Protection

Helmet safety is a controversial issue across all sports. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has recently voided two popular lacrosse helmets that are currently on the market. What’s all the commotion about? The helmets were found to be sub-standard after an independent study was conducted by the NOCSAE. Both companies have […]

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Ferrari Recalls 3000 Cars for Entrapment Danger

Posted: September 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm   /   Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting, Personal Protection, Uncategorized

U.S. safety regulations require that there must be a way to escape the trunk if you happen to be trapped inside. Those who have recently purchased a Ferrari 458 sports car, take notice… Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States because a defect with an interior latch means […]

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How to avoid buying counterfeit products

How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Products

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is big business. Recent estimations place the cost to the global economy at $250 billion a year, and a large portion of this fraud takes place here in the United States. Some consumers are lured by low price tags and buy fakes knowingly, but many purchase in good faith, not realizing that they are investing […]

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What's really in that coffee you're drinking?

What’s Really in That Coffee You’re Drinking?

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

Consumer Affairs highlights an issue you probably weren’t even aware of – there’s more than just coffee beans in your morning cup of joe… This isn’t a story about whether that double soy latte you ordered really has an extra squirt of espresso. It’s about how much filler is in your cup. And we’re not […]

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Why Recalled Cars Stay on the Road

Posted: August 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm   /   Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

  This Wall Street Journal story highlights the painstaking process of recalling faulty and potentially dangerous vehicles. An interesting read in light of the General Motors class action… In 2010, U.S. regulators began investigating fires in Jeep sport-utility vehicles. The probe eventually tied at least 51 deaths to fuel tanks that ignited in rear-end crashes. […]

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Latest on the General Motors Recall: G.M. Offers Plan for Victims of Faulty Ignition

Latest on the General Motors Recall: G.M. Offers Plan for Victims of Faulty Ignition

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 4:01 pm   /   Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

Those General Motors faulty ignitions have cost the company its reputation, as well as millions of dollars for victims and their families. As the company announces yet more recalls, The New York Times reports on the payouts being promised by GM’s hired compensation expert: General Motors on Monday became consumed once again by the safety crisis […]

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