Consumer Lawsuit Challenges Coconut Oil Maker’s “Healthy” Label Claims

A proposed class action filed by a California woman claims that a coconut oil maker deceives consumers with “healthy” label claims.

The lawsuit alleges that labeling on Carrington Tea Co. LLC’s Carrington Farms extra virgin coconut oil and coconut cooking oil violate U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, California’s False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, and Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Continue reading Consumer Lawsuit Challenges Coconut Oil Maker’s “Healthy” Label Claims

Microsoft Recalls Power Cords for Surface Pro Devices Because of Fire and Shock Hazard

On February 2, 2016, Microsoft Corp. announced the recall of about 2.25 million power cords for Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers because the cords can overheat, posing a fire or shock hazard.

According to the recall notice on the CPSC web site, Microsoft has received 56 reports of AC cords overheating and emitting flames and five reports of consumers receiving electric shocks from the cords. Continue reading Microsoft Recalls Power Cords for Surface Pro Devices Because of Fire and Shock Hazard