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Mowing heads recalled because of injury risk

Emergency alert devices recalled because the call button can fail

Recall: Great Value Taco Seasoning sold at Walmart

WBRC Women’s Expo to be held August 16

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Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

Preparing for National Smoothie Day

  BBB warns about counterfeit merchandise

  Businesses line up to register cannabis-based businesses in Alabama

  How to protect yourself and your property when hiring a contractor

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

  Cahaba Heights couple starts online farmers market

While eating a meal made from locally sourced food, Cahaba Heights newlyweds Will and Hayley DeShazo, came up with an idea to make locally grown produce more accessible to Birmingham area.

170,000 rechargeable power banks recalled, one report of igniting house fire

The company received one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Baby cough syrup recalled due to bacteria contamination

737 MAX planes grounded; what it means for travelers

Nearly 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausages recalled due to possible contamination

78,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled due to Salmonella Schwarzengrund concerns

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

Alabama health officials warn against using CBD products

GA woman says bank account emptied through Cash App account, police warning of scammers

Cash App customers are claiming they are getting scammed by thieves using fake numbers and fake accounts.

170,000 pounds of frozen boneless pork rib entree recalled, possible glass contamination

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Walmart hosts ‘Baby Savings Day’ this weekend

‘Baby Savings Day’ will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

3,000 Turkey fryers recalled due to fire hazard

Consumers can return it to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a full refund and a $50 Academy gift card.

Smaller income tax refunds leave some taxpayers miffed

Some taxpayers who have already filed their 2018 federal tax returns are shocked by the amount of their tax refund.

  Local CPA gives helpful tax season tips

There are some significant changes individuals need to know before filing single or jointly. A local CPA Ben Bowen gives out some interesting information and tips.

Frito-Lay recalls bags of pita chips nationwide

The product was distributed nationwide.

Card ’shimming’ could be the new card ‘skimming’

EMV cards, also known as “chip” cards for the embedded information chips they contain, have yielded some effectiveness against counterfeit credit card fraud.

Bags of fruit sold at ALDI stores part of recall

Bags of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI stores in North Carolina are part of a recall.

  Better Business Bureau warn of Fortnite hacking

If your child or someone else in your family plays Fortnite, check your bank and credit card statements. That’s the advice on Thursday from the Better Business Bureau of Central Alabama after new information has come out about security flaw.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Some AL residents will see increases in 2019 power bills

You may need to take more money out of your pocket for your power bill this year as Alabama Power said it has to follow federal mandates.

Aurobindo Pharma recalls 80 lots of Valsartan Tablets for blood pressure, possible impurity

Patients taking the medication are encouraged to continue using because the health risk may be higher if discontinued without an alternative.

  Finance experts advise consumers to freeze credit

A new law makes freezing - and protecting - your credit free and easier than ever.

  Boil water notice for Alabaster residents lifted

The notice was rescinded and lifted on Friday. Officials say the water is safe to drink.

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

SEC encouraging fans to use ticket exchange

The SEC wants to encourage you to use their ticket exchange if you are buying a ticket from someone you do not personally know.

  Survey: Alabama among highest states for Black Friday violence

According to Reviews.org, both Tennessee and Alabama top the list for most Black Friday violence.

Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

  Password Security: New guidelines shift away from traditional wisdom

Most recent guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology revise best practices for creating and updating passwords

  Body cam blast prompts NYPD recall of nearly 3,000 devices

A photo shows a police body camera that exploded inside the 121 Precinct station house on Staten Island as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift.

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

The pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage, officials said. Twenty-three have been hurt so far, officials said.

  Trick or Teeth: How to avoid dental rip-offs

Dental work can be costly. Insiders give WBRC tips on how to protect your teeth and your wallet.

Septic tank maintenance

We’re On Your Side helping you avoid a smelly and pricey mess.When’s the last time you had your septic tank serviced? About half of Alabama households have septic tanks.

Nationwide recall for chicken sold by Wayne Farms

Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000 pounds of chicken due to the possibility of pieces of metal being mixed in with the food.

Nearly 200,000 Prius hybrids recalled, may catch fire

The company said its 2016 to 2018 model year vehicles have a potential issue with the engine wire harness.

  Advice on choosing debt relief companies

People sometimes need help with past bad credit decisions.

Internet protection for your kids

Do you have a strategy to protect your kids online? If it's simply keeping them offline for as long as possible or trying to build a firewall so that the only thing they can watch are Disney Junior videos on YouTube Kids, odds are they're going to see stuff you don't want them to see, and you may have no idea.

Protecting Smart Devices From Data Breaches

David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us to explain how to protect smart devices from data breaches. On February 28, it was discovered that CloudPets toys had been hacked and more than 800,000 user accounts and 2 million voice recordings – mostly of children and family members – were exposed in a major data breach. The Internet of Things, technology that allows us to remotely connect to appliances, toys, security systems and more, has brought convenience ...

On Your Side Investigation: Birmingham Water Works billing problems

How can you be using $500 worth of water in a month where you don't even live in your house? That's what some Vestavia neighbors wanted to know.

On Your Side: Investigating rates of car thefts in Alabama

FBI data from 2015, the most recent available, shows the top 10 cities in Alabama with the highest rates of car thefts include...

Top breakfast mistakes

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But could what you are eating make it more difficult to burn calories?

Look out for this oil and gas royalties scam

The words 'guaranteed profits' are pretty powerful if you are looking to invest your hard earned money, but as there are no sure things in investing and no matter how well you think you know the people involved, do your own research.

Dangerous prescription drug combinations

A recent study found one in three older adults take at least five different prescription drugs, so it's important to know some medication combinations can be deadly.

Consumer Alert: Beware of re-shipping job scams

Philadelphia, Pa. (Consumer Alert) -- If a job advertised online sounds too good to be true, it might be a scam.

Good Day Alabama: January 22, 2016

Here is what was featured on Good Day Alabama on January 22, 2016.

Foodkeeper app helps fight food waste

We all live such busy lives.What if you don't get the chance to prepare some of the groceries you bought right away?

On Your Side: Cullman Co. students want a separate gym at their school

Several students at Good Hope Middle School have contacted us, saying they want their own school gym to go to for physical education classes, games and other activities.

UPDATE: Home field set for Minor High School softball team

The Minor High School Lady Tigers are confused about where they're supposed to play their home games this year. FOX6 Consumer Reporter Ronda Robinson reached out to officials and it appears a resolution to the matter has been reached.

UPDATE: ClasTran working to replace older buses

A FOX6 News investigation in February revealed that some ClasTran buses have been rolling along with more than 250,000 miles on them and in need of repair since 2013. Consumer Reporter Ronda Robinson checked in to see what has happened since.

FOX6 WBRC Shred-a-Thon heads to Hoover May 27

FOX6 WBRC and AARP of Alabama are sponsoring the 2015 Shred-a-thon to help protect you and your family from identity theft.

Financial expert has tips on how to start saving for emergencies, retirement

Millions of Americans are falling short in their savings according to national studies.

On Your Side: Bad credit & high vehicle loans

If you face some credit challenges, don't feel like you have to accept a car loan that is too much for your pocketbook.

On Your Side: Used vehicle warranties

A used car warranty is supposed to give you peace of mind in case you need a repair when your car breaks down. How do you know if it's worth the money and if you are getting the coverage you need?

On Your Side: Cracking down on food stamp fraud

Consumer Investigative Reporter Ronda Robinson looks into how DHR is hoping to take on a condition the agency describes as "food insecurity."

On Your Side: Don't pass that stopped school bus

A reminder for drivers now that back-to-school traffic will be picking up: It's illegal to pass a stopped school bus.

On Your Side: Adamsville Elementary air conditioning

This has been a hot summer and as we get ready for school, parents want students to focus on learning -  not how hot it is in the classroom.

MorningStar Farms voluntarily recalls some black bean burgers over possible peanut allergen

MorningStar Farms announced it is voluntarily recalling certain code dates of their Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers...

Consumer Alert: Lottery scam costs woman thousands

It's one of the most popular scams impacting the elderly. Conmen claiming you've won the lottery but to collect your winnings, you need to pay fees up front.

Consumer Reports' tips to vet a charity before you donate

Forty percent of charitable contributions are made in the last few weeks of the year.

Consumer Reports reviews new smart watches

If you or someone you know likes keeping up with the latest electronics, you might be eyeing a smart watch.

Consumer Reports: Check your credit reports carefully for costly errors

Errors can wreak havoc with your finances and take a long time to untangle.

Consumer Reports: New study shows the dangers of overusing acetaminophen

The overuse of acetaminophen sends nearly 80,000 people a year to emergency rooms and is now the leading cause of liver failure in this country.

Consumer Reports: Hidden risks of some gluten-free products

Consumer Reports says a diet of some gluten-free foods have fewer health benefits than people might think...

Consumer Reports tests for arsenic in rice

Consumer Reports issued new guidelines today for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

Consumer Reports: Pop-up thermometers for turkey aren't very accurate

You might be thinking about relying on one of those pop-up timers to gauge when your turkey is ready.