Fla Consumer Complaints

Florida Division of Consmer Services Provides “Savvy Consumer” Tips

January 26, 2012
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The Florida Department of Agriculture an   Each new year brings the opportunity to look forward and consider implementing resolutions to improve some aspect of our lives. This year, consider making a resolution to be a more informed and savvy consumer. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides numerous resources to help...

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Florida Attorney General Nabs Illegal Nursing Home for Elder Neglect, Theft

January 25, 2012
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Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced that a St. Lucie County health care provider is in custody after being charged with false imprisonment, neglect of an elderly person, grand theft and operating an unlicensed assisted living facility. Rose Mary Joseph, 42, of Ft. Pierce, was arrested on a felony warrant by the Attorney General’s...

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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

January 7, 2012
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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

The ongoing cold snap not only is frustrating to beachgoers and theme park patrons, it also is putting unwanted stress on Florida’s tropical fish business. Popular breeds such as platies, mollies and guppies that are raised in outdoor ponds do not respond well to sudden drops in the temperature and become vulnerable to sickness...

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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Should be Aware of Holiday Fraud!

December 12, 2011
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When my son was first venturing out into the world he took a year to work and enjoy a sense of independence before starting college. He looked into numerous possibilities across a broad range of occupations, including offers to sell magazines and water filters in which the “salesman” has to buy the product up...

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Florida’s Elderly Targeted by TSA

December 9, 2011
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“Three South Florida women, all elderly and with medical problems, say Transportation Security Administration officers made them take off their clothes during the screening process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last week,” says a report in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. “All three, one with a defibrillator, one with a colostomy...

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Fla Consumer Complaint: Titusville Inn Gouges Shuttle Guests

July 18, 2011
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Here’s a place to avoid: The Budget Inn, in Titusville, Florida. A few days ago, people very dear to me went to Florida to watch the Space Shuttle launch. They wanted to find a place to stay not too far from a good place to watch, any good place to watch. Since nearly a...

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WhatItIs – Hair Products: Huh?

June 24, 2011
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WhatItIs – Hair Products: Huh?

American consumers spend $2.6 billion dollars annually on their hair products. This is equivalent to the GNP of Mali. There are more hair product choices at a supermarket than there are for produce, meat, bread, or dairy. Even more than cereal. The selection is incredible. But are the labels credible? Do they go too...

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NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel Recalled after Connecticut Man Severely Injured In Explosion

June 23, 2011
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One week after the state Department of Consumer Protection launched an investigation into the serious injuries inflicted upon a Connecticut man as a result of a firepot exploding while being refilled with FIREGEL fuel, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Home & Garden, of Duluth, Georgia, is announcing a voluntary recall...

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FireGel Recalled After Consumer Complaints Of Burns

June 13, 2011
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The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers to the voluntary recall of FireGel, labeled as a “Safe Pourable Gel”, manufactured by Napa Home & Garden, Inc., and sold at Bed Bath & Beyond. There have been numerous reports of burns, some severe, posing a life threatening situation, with use of this product....

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Pavillions’ Renter Claims Manchester Complex Failed To Provide Adequate Help After Severe Water Damage

June 11, 2011
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From Angela Krok In January our apartment complex, the Pavilions in Manchester, CT, suffered severe water damage in 400+ of its 1000 apartments. It took more than 4 weeks for someone to come LOOK at the damage in our apartment. We lived with buckets and wet carpet for more than a month, had to...

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