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Amazon Gift Cards Work Only One Place

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Mom-o-nomics, Recalls and Scams, Shopping & Money|

Amazon gift cards work only one place. Ah, the post-holiday hangover – we’ve all got pounds to lose and a gift cards to spend. For the weight, you’re on your own (Personally, I can say only that eliminating vodka is a good start but not enough...) As for the gift cards, it’s important to [...]

This Baby Medicine Contains Lead

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Econo-YOU, Kids & Money, Recalls and Scams|

Bentonite Me Baby - a medicinal clay babies could ingest - was found to contain dangerous levels of lead.   Bentonite Me Baby - a clay that was supposed to be safe for our babies to ingest and wear on their skin - was found to contain dangerous levels of lead, according to the Food and Drug Administration. In [...]

Dietary Suppliment RECALL for LEAD and MERCURY

By | September 17th, 2015|Categories: Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , |

So much for trying to supplement your healthy lifestyle. Butala Emporium of Jackson Heights, NY is recalling eleven supplements because they contain elevated LEAD and MERCURY levels. If a child or pregnant woman is exposed to lead for weeks or months, then the expected damages would include problems with the central nervous system, learning disorders and developmental fetal defects. [...]

Apple Will Refund $32 Million to Parents

By | April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Econo-YOU, Mom-o-nomics, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , , |

Kids are spending thousands of dollars in Apple apps without parental permission. Here's how to prevent your own kids from racking up crazy charges.

Computer Virus Scam: Get Your Money Back

By | November 13th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , , |

If you get a call from a guy claiming to be from Microsoft, hang up. Don't worry if you got scammed from the guy with the accent claiming to be from Microsoft - the guy does speak with great urgency -- because you're not alone. So many people believed and bought into that one that the [...]

Kids Natural Sunscreen Contaminated

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This natural sunscreen is chemical free but could be contaminated.

Toy Looks Like Candy, Kills If Swallowed

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , , , , |

These Monster Science balls look like candy but are dangerous when ingested by children. Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls - marble-sized balls that absorb water and grow 400 times their original size - are being recalled because the soft and colorful product can easily be mistaken by kids as candy. [...]

Kids’ Outdoor Furniture Contains Lead Paint, Recalled

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Families & The Economy, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leisure Ways Ladybug themed furniture is being recalled because its paint contains dangerous levels of lead. Leisure Ways Brand ladybug-themed kids' outdoor furniture pieces contain dangerous levels of lead in the paint, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said today, warning us to immediately take these products away from children. The recalled items have large [...]

3 Common Lies from Debt Collectors

By | July 19th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Random, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , |

Debt collectors can't call you up and lie. Hang up if you hear these claims.

Townsend Farms Organic Yogurt Causes Hepatitis A Outbreak

By | June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Health & Money, Recalls and Scams|Tags: , , , , |

Townsend Antioxidant Blend linked to hepatitis A. Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend - a frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix is linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease. More than 30 people from over five states - California, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona - who have consumed this product have become [...]