Consumer Tips

Portable generators kill about 70 people each year. Here’s how to protect yourself and your loved ones

By Hannah Rhodes, Consumer Watchdog Associate
Jan. 17, 2022

In any season, portable generators can be a much needed product in many Americans' homes. When the power is knocked out – whether from a winter storm or a hurricane – portable generators can be important for powering refrigerators, medical devices and other needs in the home. 

5 ways for you to better protect yourself in 2022

By Teresa Murray, Consumer Watchdog

January is often about New Year's resolutions. Whatever you want to call them, here are five ways you can better protect your information and your finances in 2022.

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STATEMENT: Consumer advocates call for timely refunds after airlines cancel more than 2,000 flights nationwide since Christmas Eve

Since Christmas Eve, airline companies canceled more than 2,000 U.S. flights, and even more flights were delayed, affecting tens of thousands of flyers. Worldwide, more than 8,000 flights have been canceled, and this may not be the last of it.  

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STATEMENT: Listeria outbreaks highlight ‘unacceptable’ food safety requirements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday the second of two listeria outbreak investigations linked to packaged salads this week.

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STATEMENT: Procter & Gamble’s hair product recall is the eighth recall this year involving benzene and aerosol or pump sprays

Procter & Gamble Co’s voluntary recall of more than 30 aerosol hair care products is the eighth benzene-related spray product recall announced this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

How to spot counterfeits while shopping online for gifts

Dec. 9, 2021
By Hannah Rhodes, Consumer Watchdog Associate

As the holidays draw near, and supply chain disruptions remain a common news story, many of us may worry about ordering gifts as quickly as possible. Most of us have experienced fast delivery when choosing to shop online, but when shopping, it’s important to be on the lookout for counterfeit products.

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