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GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire. 101 more words


Highchairs recalled on reports kids fell off, chipped teeth

NEW YORK (AP) — About 35,000 Safety 1st highchairs are being recalled following reports that children were able to remove the tray and fall off causing chipped teeth, cuts and bruises. 111 more words


Warning: 'Ransomware' online scheme hits Hawaii

A frightening trend in online schemes has hit Hawaii, and according to a computer expert, it shows no signs of stopping.

The so-called “ransomware” scam starts like this: You get an email that looks like its from a major retailer. 234 more words


Recall expands for chicken products due to possible salmonella

(WFLA) — Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat and may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. 234 more words


Crash hazard prompts 13 manufacturers, distributors to recall bicycles

(WRIC/WCBD) — A crash hazard has prompted the recall of more than 1.5 million bicycles with front disc brakes and quick release levers. 143 more words


Know your rights when facing debt collectors

Whether you’re a college student or a senior citizen, dealing with debt can be a tricky subject.

“What consumers need to know is to be educated in understanding the amount of time that is allowable under the law for the debt collector to come back after you that money in order to protect your rights,” said Greg Dunn, CEO, Hawaii Better Business Bureau. 236 more words