Bargain Shoppers: When you're out browsing be sure you don't bring home something dangerous

Buyers better look out when they head to the thrift store to catch a
bargain. What you walk out with might be defective, recalled, loaded
with toxic material and explosive.

Many people don’t think about that when they are bargain hunting

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Apparently the government has thought about this problem.

Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
(CPSIA). The law likely will make dramatic changes for the
marketplace. Before re-selling products, Consumer Product Safety
Commission encourages re-sellers to check its Web site, www.cpsc.gov,
to determine if the product has been recalled.This Information Center
is intended to help sellers of used products understand the new law
and existing regulations.  [Continue reading…]

Mobile Banking, Does it Create More Problems? Quest for Convenience Puts Security At Risk

For many Americans, multitasking is a central component of life. In fact, the drive to multitask is in some cases so overwhelming that laws limiting multitasking – texting while driving, for example – are necessary to protect people. Leading

the surge in multitasking are cell phones, as the devices act as enablers by allowing users to surf the internet, watch videos, listen to music, play games, send text messages and e-mails and make phone calls any time, anywhere. And now that smart phones have reached widespread popularity, many companies are embracing the technology by creating applications to entertain or provide services to consumers. [Continue reading…]