Friday, May 7, 2010
And there are millions of dollars available in appliance rebates.
That’s the good news…but as consumers we’re also at risk - from identity theft to fake health insurance.
I’m Rickey Bevington … Get the latest consumer tips and we’ll answer your questions on the Consumer Call-In Friday's at 3pm on GPB or 89.1fm.
Monday, November 9, 2009
For more information on recalls and stop sale order by the US CSPC, visit their website ... http://www.recalls.gov/recent.html
Name of Product: Young Artist Easels
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: MacPherson’s, of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: The chalkboard surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a children’s art easel which has a chalkboard surface on one side and a white board surface on the other side. The item number is AA13301 and the UPC number is 082435133010 which can be found on the original packaging.
Sold at: Art supply stores nationwide and online from July 2004 through June 2009 for about $75.
Manufactured in: China
Name of Product: Adventure Playsets Wooden Play Sets
Units: About 275,000 in the United States and 6,800 in Canada
Distributor: Adventure Playsets, of Amarillo, Texas
Hazard: The plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood (spruce, pine and fir species), resulting in a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Adventure Playsets has received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders involving 16 injuries that resulted in nine emergency room visits. The injuries include two arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises to children younger than 8 years old. Most of the reported injuries occurred when the swing came out of the monkey bar/ swing beam that had rotted.
Friday, November 6, 2009
There are rumors the we are at the end of the recession. End or no end, you maybe one of the many in this country who need a solution to your credit and debt situations. Call in today at 1-866-Radio GA to talk to the experts! Representatives from The Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Atlanta will be on hand to answer your questions.
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Friday, October 2, 2009
GPB's Consumer Call In returns this Friday. We'll have representatives in the studio from FEMA and the Small Business Administration to talk to you about disaster relief. And as always, if it affects your pocket or your pocket book - we're here to answer your questions. It all comes your way this Friday at 3 here on GPB.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that workers in two Georgia counties – Baker and Early -- have until Friday, July 24, 2009, to file initial claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits to compensate for loss of income, directly resulting from severe storms and tornadoes, which struck the area on March 26, 2009.