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Cramming: Are you a victim of unauthorized charges to your...

When Barbara Grathwohl of Riverhead took a careful look at her mobile phone bill, she got quite a surprise: almost $30 a month in three charges to companies she'd never heard of. It took her a while to get to the bottom of what she was payi...

National Grid warns customers of nationwide utility scam

National Grid warns customers of nationwide utility scam Company reminds customers to verify identity of company representatives National Grid is warning customers about a new, nationwide utility bill scam that claims the federal govern...

New federal standards for play yards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved a new federal mandatory safety standard to improve the safety of play yards and to prevent injuries and deaths to children. The vote was 4 to 0. The new federal s...

Natural gas costs even lower than forecasted for 2011 –...

Lower commodity costs, mild temperatures bring customer bills down from last year National Grid's customers have seen a significant reduction in their total natural gas bills in recent months, a reduction that is even greater than what th...

New federal standard for portable bed rails

Consumer Product Safety Commission Adopts New Federal Standard for Portable Bed Rails WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.  (CPSC) voted (4-0) to adopt a new federal standard to make portable bed rails safer for children. A portable bed rail is u...

Notice of proposed rulemaking: fire pots and gel fuel

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2011)][Proposed Rules][Pages 80832-80838]From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov][FR Doc No: 2011-32908] =============================...

BBB issues alert about email scam circulating on internet

Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint. The email contains a dangerous attachment rega...

Swingset sold at Toys R Us recalled

Pacific Cycle Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the followi...

Post-hurricane survival tips: deadly dangers can linger after Hurricane Irene...

Survival Tips After a Hurricane StrikesCPSC and USFA Warn About WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly ...

Test requirements adopted for pthalates in children's toys

CPSC Adopts Testing Requirements for Phthalates in Children's Toys and Child Care ArticlesStay of Enforcement for Testing Until December 31, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5-0 June 27, 201...
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