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Family wants dangerous toilet trainer recalled

The parents of a little boy who suffered permanent damage when his penis became stuck on sharp plastic of a toilet-training product are suing the manufacturer and the retailer that sold them the product, arguing that the companies knew about the defect but failed to recall the toilet seat. Natalie and Yosef Belkin filed the putative class action against Target Corp. and juvenile product maker Prince Lionheart Inc., claiming their son’s “near genital dismemberment” was caused by a sharp plastic on the underside of the “pee shield” seat of the weePOD Basix toilet trainer. Target and Prince Lionheart are still ... Read More

Companies face fraud claims over dietary supplements

Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart must face the majority of claims in a consumer-led multidistrict litigation over issues that they sold herbal supplements made by NBTY Inc., that did not contain the ingredients listed on the label, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ordered, striking down the companies’ motions to dismiss the complaint. The consumers are basing their claims on a study conducted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. The investigation involved DNA testing of NBTY dietary supplement samples purchased at Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart stores. Schneiderman’s 2015 investigation revealed that the majority of dietary supplements tested did not contain ... Read More

Menorah recall reannounced by Target amid fears of fires; 8 incidents reported

Target, one of many popular big-box stores headquartered in North America, has reannounced a previous recall of nearly 2,600 menorahs that have the potential to melt and become flammable. The same menorah recall was posted by Target, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), back in May of this year. According to the CPSC, the menorah recall specifically identifies clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs designed into the shape of a pyramid and measuring 10.5 inches long by 1.2 inches wide by 2.3 inches in height. The side of the recalled menorah should have a white label identifying its ... Read More

Frozen vegetable recall announced due to potential Listeria; both Walmart and Target brands affected

A frozen vegetable recall has been announced by the National Frozen Foods Corporation after learning the products may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. According to the recall notice, the frozen vegetable recall comprises of Walmart’s “Great Value” brand, as well as Target’s “Market Pantry” brand. First Green and Bountiful Harvest Green frozen food products are also included in this recall. All of the affected products were sold from Sept. 2, 2015, through June 2, 2016. “The recall was the result of a sample tested by the company which revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria,” ... Read More

Menorah recall announced by Target after reports of melting; three fires

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the massive discount retailer Target has announced a menorah recall affecting nearly 2,600 products. The announcement comes shortly after reports that the defective menorahs may melt while holding burning candles, thus posing a fire hazard to consumers. The menorah recall includes clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs designed in the style of a pyramid, measuring 10.5 inches long by 1.2 inches wide by 2.3 inches high. A round white label on the side of the recalled menorah should show a bar code and model number 240-14-0169. Before the menorah recall was announced, Target ... Read More

Vertical roaster recall announced by TCC Cooking Company due to reports of breakage

Nearly 4,000 vertical roasters are now under recall by TCC Cooking Company after reports that the roasters can break or shatter during use, putting consumers at risk of receiving lacerations and burns. The black roasters are made of a flameproof ceramic with “CHEFS” branding and consist of a round roasting pan with handles with a removable insert. The roasting pans measure about 11.75 inches in diameter on the inside and 2.5 inches high. The removable insert is 4.5 inches high and measures 7.5 inches in diameter from the base. The center of the rimmed base features the CHEFS logo. Before ... Read More

Group of Target pharmacists form the retailer’s first union

Target pharmacists have finally created the company’s first micro union since the retailer’s inception back in 1902. According to Reuters, the team of Target pharmacists and pharmacy technicians won an initial ballot to unionize. Despite this, Target claimed to be “disappointed” by the union’s successful ballot and will attempt to appeal the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s vote of 7-2. Molly Snyder, Target spokeswoman, told Reuters that the massive retailer is in the midst of selling its pharmacy to CVS Health Corp. “Because of the pending sale of the business, we don’t believe it was appropriate for the NLRB to ... Read More

SEC declines to levy charges in Target data breach

After exposing the personal and financial information of millions of unsuspecting consumers in late 2013, the Target data breach will not be penalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “The SEC’s Enforcement Division concluded its investigation during the second quarter of 2015 and does not intend to recommend an enforcement action against us,” Target claims in its quarterly filing. The lack of disciplinary action comes as a surprise to many, considering how many unlucky Target customers were forced to shoulder the tireless aftermath of having their personal and financial information stolen by cybercriminals. However, other agencies, such as the ... Read More

Target data breach cost $162M to date

In 2013, the nation watched in shock as the once seemingly invincible retailer Target announced a groundbreaking holiday data breach, compromising the financial security of nearly 70 million unsuspecting Target customers. At a time when most consumers were not aware of what a data breach was, the spotlight on Target’s scandalous cyberattack cost them customers, personnel and, most of all, money. According to Target, the retailer booked nearly $191 million in total “damage control” expenses from the data breach over the course of 2013 through 2014. Insurance coverage, however, offset $46 million in 2014 and $44 million in 2013, bringing ... Read More

Tests show several store-brand herbal supplements contain no herbs, just fillers

Numerous store-brand herbal supplements sold by leading retailers do not contain the ingredients listed on their labels or contain undeclared ingredients, posing serious heath risks for people with allergies or those who take certain medications, according to an ongoing investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office. Dietary supplements sold by stores such as GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. were subjected to DNA testing during which researchers found discrepancies such as Walmart-brand Echinacea to help protect against colds contain no Echinacea at all, and GNC-brand St. John’s wort used to treat depression contained traces of a tropical plant but ... Read More