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Death Toll from General Motors Ignition Switches Rises to 52

February 9th, 2015
Image Courtesy: MGN Online DETROIT (AP) -- New figures show at least 52 people have died and 79 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to...

Recall Roundup: Chandeliers, Kids Push Toys

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February 6th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A crashing chandelier and a toy airplane that could harm kids top our recall roundup for this Friday. Sea Gull Lighting recalls chandeliers due to injury hazard. The chandelier's screw collar that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling...

Anthem Warns of ‘Phishing’ Emails After Massive Hack

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February 6th, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After a huge hack, Anthem is warning about "phishing" scam emails that are targeting people it insures or has insured in the past. The company behind Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance this week said hackers accessed records...

TurboTax Stops Processing State Returns on Fraud Reports

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February 6th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — TurboTax says it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns due to an increase in fraudulent fillings. Intuit Inc., the company behind popular tax preparation software TurboTax, says state agencies have...

Hackers Access Records for Millions of Anthem Customers

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February 5th, 2015
By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most...

Recall Roundup: Heaters and Belt Sanders

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February 4th, 2015
WGGB-An over zealous heater and an orbital belt sander that should be brought back down to earth top our recall roundup for this Wednesday, February 4th Sunbeam recalls holmes oil filled heaters due to scald hazard. The oil-filled heaters can...

Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren’t What the Label Says

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February 3rd, 2015
by MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held...

Recall Roundup: Cracked Tires, Honda Minivans

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February 2nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Cracked tires and a van with errant air bags top our recall roundup for this Monday, February 2. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recalling certain Fortera tires manufactured between November 30, 2014 to January 10, 2015. The...

Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to At Least 51

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February 2nd, 2015
Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineDETROIT (AP) -- At least 51 families will get payments from General Motors due to fatal crashes caused by faulty small-car ignition switches, and that number is almost certain to rise. The deadline to file claims with...

Recall Roundup: Peanut Butter Bars, Chili Seasoning

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Peanut butter bars and chili seasoning top our food recalls on the roundup for Friday, January 30. Probar is recalling frosted peanut butter bars due to possible presence of undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or...

Recall Roundup: Coffee Makers and Shades

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January 28th, 2015
WGGB-A coffee maker that spits hot waters and a window product that may be a little shady top our recall roundup for this Wedneday January 28th. Keurig recalls 7.2 million mini plus coffee machines for burn concerns.After receiving around 200...

Ford Recalls Cars, Vans for Door Latch and Seat Belt Trouble

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January 28th, 2015
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from...

ABC40 Alert: Nissan Recalling 768,000 SUVs

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January 28th, 2015
Photo MGN DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The largest recall covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs worldwide from 2008 to...

Recall Roundup: Burgers and Nuts

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January 23rd, 2015
WGGB- Burgers with nuts that dont belong and nuts with bacteria that doesnt belong top our recall roundup for this Friday January 23rd Franklin Farms issues allergy alerts for chili-bean veggiburgers due to undeclared peanut allergen....

Recall Roundup: Water Bottles, Boys Hoodies

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January 22nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- A child's bottle that can break into pieces and sweatshirt with a strangulation risk top our recall roundup for this Thursday, January 22. Brita is recalling children's water bottles due to laceration hazard. The lid can break...