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  • Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers

    Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers

    Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers


    “National Work Zone Awareness Week” to Highlight Increase in Work Zone Fatalities for Third Year in a Row



    Chicago, IL- - (April 10, 2018) - - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials joined Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Randy Blankenhorn and others to kick off “National Work Zone Awareness Week,” an annual effort to urge the public to protect highway workers by driving carefully through work zones on roads and bridges. “Highway workers are our fam
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  • Federal Trade Commission Halts Alleged Imposter Scheme that it says Falsely Claimed Connection to the Agency

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Alleged Imposter Scheme that it says Falsely Claimed Connection to the Agency



    (April 11, 2017) - - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obtained a preliminary injunction that bars a Florida man from illegally deceiving consumers by falsely claiming to be offering tech support services on behalf of the FTC.

    According to the complaint filed by the FTC, Daniel “Danny” Croft has been misleading consumers by falsely telling
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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - To help keep infants and toddlers safe, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal standard intended to improve the safety of infant bath tubs and prevent drownings.

    An “infant bath tub” is a tub, enclosure, or other similar product intended to hold water and be placed into an adult bath tub, sink,
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  • FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build 46.5 Billion Dollar Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders

    FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders







    Record-breaking public-private partnership will modernize emergency communications infrastructure, saving lives, protecting communities, and creating jobs




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - Today the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response
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  • Kids II Recalls Oball Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

    Kids II Recalls Oball Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

    Kids II Recalls Oball Rattles Due to Choking Hazard



    Pictures of Recalled Oball Rattles




    Washington, DC - - (March 2, 2017) - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the firm Kids II is recalling Oball Rattles due to choking hazard. According to the recall notice, "The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children". This recall involves Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 prin...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints

    Federal Trade Commission Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints

    Federal Trade Commission Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints


    Imposter scams are now the second most common source of consumer complaints




    (March 3, 2017)


    Imposter scam complaints surpassed identity theft for the first time as the second most common category of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network in 2016, according to the agency’s new Data Book. Although debt collection complaints declined slightly between 2015 and 2016, they remained the top consumer complaint category, comprising 28 percent of all complaints. The high number of reported debt collection complaints was due in part to complaints submitted by a data contributor who collects complaints via a mobile app. The rise in impostor scam reports is due to an increase in complaints about government imposters. Imposter scams come in many varieties, but work the same way: a scammer pretends to be someone trustworthy, such as a government official or computer technician to convince
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  • National Consumer Protection Week 2017 Kicks Off March 5th

    National Consumer Protection Week 2017 Kicks Off March 5th

    National Consumer Protection Week 2017 Kicks Off Sunday, March 5




    Federal Trade Commission, partners promote efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues



    February 28, 2017


    The Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 19th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 5-11, 2017. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to inform Americans of their consumer rights while providing them access to free consumer-related resources. Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, who will participate
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  • U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs 73-year-old Woman from Cruise Ship 86 Miles Southwest of San Diego

    U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs 73-year-old Woman from Cruise Ship 86 Miles Southwest of San Diego



    February 24, 2017


    San Diego, CA - - (February 20, 2017) - - The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 73-year-old woman approximately 86 miles southwest of San Diego, Monday. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Star Princess stating that a female passenger was experiencing persistent severe abdominal pain. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergenc
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  • Keurig Green Mountain Agrees to Pay 5.8 Million Dollar Civil Penalty and Improve Internal Compliance for Failure to Report Defective Coffee Brewers

    Keurig Green Mountain Agrees to Pay 5.8 Million Dollar Civil Penalty, Improve Internal Compliance for Failure to Report Defective Coffee Brewers





    February 21, 2017




    Washington, DC - - (February 21, 2017) - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., of Waterbury, Vermont, has agreed to pay a $5.8 million civil penalty to the government.

    The penalty settles
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  • La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard

    La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard

    La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard








    February 16, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 8, 2017) - - According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, La-Z-Boy is recalling Power supplies sold with certain lift chairs. The recall involves the power supplies sold with: Gold Series electric Lift Chairs Clayton Luxury-Lift (Model 1HL562) Power Lift (Model 1ML562) Luxury-Lift (Models 1LF505 and 1LF819) The units being recalled were also part of conversion kits for older lift chairs with Models 1LL320, 1LL508, 1LL515, 1LM320
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