The Honest Co.: Lawyers investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased sunscreen from the Honest Company.

The company touted a sunscreen as SPF 30 with “broad spectrum, mineral-based protection.” Numerous consumers however complained that the product is ineffective and as a result they have suffered sunburns after being outside for a short periods of time The FDA requires sunscreen products to use up to 25% of zinc oxide. A recent investigation […]

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Ford Motor: NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation opens investigation of 2011-2012 Ford F-150 full-size pickup trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engine over loss of brake power assist

    The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has identified 32 complaints alleging electric vacuum assist pump failures resulting in loss of brake power assist and increased brake pedal effort in model year (MY) 2011-2012 Ford F-150 full-size pickup trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engine. None of the complaints reported any warning indicators to alert […]

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Nissan Motor Corporation: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opens an investigation of Nissan Versa vehicles pertaining to front suspension coil spring fracture

  The Office of Defects Investigation has received 93 complaints (VOQs) alleging incidents of front suspension coil spring fracture in model year (MY) 2008 through 2010 Nissan Versa passenger cars. Preliminary analysis of the complaints indicates that the coil spring failures occur without warning and can happen at any speed. One complaint (VOQ #10663102) reported […]

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Kind LLC: FDA Warns Kind LLC about mislabeling and misbranding their products with unsupported nutrient content claims

The FDA sent a letter warning Kind LLC, the maker of a variety of bars, that their Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, Kind Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants products are misbranded under the Federal Food, Drug, […]

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Ford Motor: NHTSA opens investigation of door latch failure and inadvertent opening on model year 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta vehicles

On September 11, 2014 the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened Preliminary Evaluation PE14-028 to investigate claims of doors failing to latch and/or inadvertently opening on model year 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta vehicles. ODI has received 207 unique reports related to the alleged problem, with sixty-five claiming that the […]

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Volkswagen; Porsche; Audi: Investigation of Volkswagen, Porsche & Audi over use of soy-based wiring susceptible to destruction by vermin

Volkswagen, Porsche & Audi drivers have complained of numerous electrical issues and failures caused by a variety of vermin gnawing, chewing and ultimately eating through the electrical wires powering these cars.  Upon information and belief the manufacturers of these vehicles use soy based sheathing on the electrical wires that attracts a wide variety of vermin […]

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Wal-Mart Stores; Walgreens; ; Target: Attorneys investigating ingredient fraud in herbal supplements sold by GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart

The New York Attorney General sent letters to GNC, Target, Walgreens And Walmart asking them to stop selling certain of its herbal supplements which, when tested, either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or which were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels. The letters, sent Monday, call for the […]

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: The New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures issues statewide ban on 19 motor oil products

The State Office of Weights and Measures took this action after tests by a State-contracted lab revealed that each of the now-banned products failed to conform to the viscosity promised on the product label.  For example, motor oils labeled 10W-40 had viscosity measures that were widely and unacceptably at variance with the universally defined characteristics […]

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Sirius XM: Sirius XM Investigated for Unfair, Deceptive And Unlawful Charges

Sirius XM is no stranger to billing controversy. Only a few years ago attorney generals of seven states launched an investigating Sirius XM satellite radio company’s billing and consumer practices. Unfortunately consumer complaints keep rolling in related to: inaccurate and deceptive billing practices, overcharges, cancellation of subscriptions, automatic renewal of subscriptions, collecting, and refunding or […]

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Banana Republic; Gap; Neiman Marcus Group: Outlet Stores Investigated for Fraud and Misrepresenting Prices to Consumers

In January 2014, four Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into potentially misleading marketing practices by outlet stores across the United States.  They called on the FTC to look into claims that merchants may be selling lower quality items produced specifically for outlet stores without properly informing consumers about the difference between […]

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