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Apple May Pay $400M in Digital Book Settlement

July 16th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion. The terms of the...

BMW Recalls 1.6M 3-Series Cars for Air Bag Problem

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July 16th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to...

40 Force: Credit Check

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Don't let bad credit get you down. They're pieces of your financial life that are critical to many dealings, and yet, many don't understand them. It's your credit score and credit report. What does the...

Got a Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be the Cause

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July 14th, 2014
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail...

Tom’s TV Test: Pet Zoom Brush

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD- The Pet Zoom Brush is advertised as a handy, inexpensive tool to get rid of excess pet hair. It retails for about 15 dollars. It's cheap, but does it work? We took the Pet Zoom Brush to Doggy Dooz in Springfield, one of the most...

Recall Round-Up: Bicycle Forks, Liquid Fuel Lanterns, Off-Road Motorcycles

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July 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- If you enjoy outdoor fun, we have three recalls of items you may own. SUNTOUR BICYCLES If you own a Suntour Bicycle, this recall could affect you. This recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of...

Tom’s TV Test: Pet Detective

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July 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - He's back, and this time, he's looking out for your pets! All next week on 40 in the Morning, Tom Lewis will be putting pet products to the test. From pooper scoopers to grooming gimmicks, we'll find out if they...

Recall Round-up: Patio Furniture, Office Chairs, Benches

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July 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- We have three recalls of furniture that you may have in your home. FAIRVIEW 7 PIECE PATIO DINING SET The first recall is the Fairview 7-Piece Patio Woven Dining Set. It was sold at Costco Wholesale stores...

Recall Round-Up: Digital Thermometers, Dehumidifiers, Power Strips

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July 9th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- This Recall Round-Up looks a three recall of items you could be using in your home. WHITE RODGERS DIGITAL THERMOMETERS White Rogers is recalling  four digital thermostats models. They’re white with blue...

Recall Round-Up: Graco Car Seats, Children’s Pajamas, Baby Food Maker

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July 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- On this abc40 Recall Round-up, we look at three items that could pose a safety threat to your child. GRACO INFANT CAR SEATS We told you about this first recall last week. Graco Children's Products is recalling nearly...

Recall Round-Up : Laptop, Digital Piano, Travel Charger Kits

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July 7th, 2014
(WGGB) -- In Monday's edition of  ABC40's Recall Round-up,  we look at three items that may be in your home or office. The first recall is Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops. The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat,  posing fire and...

ALERT: Big Y Recalls “Just Like Mom’s” Deli Salads and Macaroni & Beef

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July 4th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Big Y Foods has issued a recall of their Just Like Mom's deli salads, as well as Macaroni and Beef sold in their Deli and Food service departments. According to their wholesaler, the items were delivered on a truck with "unacceptable...

ABC40 Alert: Subaru Recalls 660,000 Vehicles

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July 3rd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid. For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem. Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy...

Regulators Accuse T-Mobile of Bogus Billing

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July 1st, 2014
by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a...

Graco Agrees to Recall 1.9M Infant Seats

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July 1st, 2014
DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history. The recall came after a five-month spat between Graco and...