Hurricane Sandy mobile apps: Weather, Insurance, Red Cross help

If you are in the path of Hurricane Sandy, get these important hurricane mobile apps to track the Sandy’s path, get weather reports, and a very important Red Cross Safe and Well app. Making an insurance claim after Hurricane Sandy passes? Download the free apps below for Geico, Progressive, Allstate, USAA and State Farm for […]

Daylight Savings Time Ends: Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Before you change your clocks back an hour at 2 a.m., don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Not only will you gain an extra hour of sleep, you will have peace of mind after making sure your smoke and […]

Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled: Boxes, Single-Serve Bowls and Cartons

Certain boxes of Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats have been recalled for the possibility of metal fragments in the cereal. The Kellogg Company issued the recall on Oct. 11, 2012 for Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal. Check your cupboards for the recalled Kellogg’s cereal packaged in boxes, disposable bowls and single serve cartons […]

Reusable shopping bags are E Coli risk: Is going green making you sick?

Are you using eco-friendly reusable shopping bags when you head to the supermarket? The bag that is supposedly saving the earth may make you sick, with E. Coli and other harmful bacteria taking up residence in your shopping bag. With many grocery stores doing away with disposable plastic bags, or offering an incentive to bring […]

Hurricane Isaac: Mobile apps, Twitter resources, Red Cross help

Get prepared if you are in the projected path of Hurricane Isaac with free mobile apps for weather, Twitter, Red Cross, and several insurance companies including Geico, Progressive, Allstate, USAA and State Farm. The storm is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 74 mph to 95 mph. It will hit land […]

Two Dead in Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak

Two people are dead in the latest cantaloupe salmonella outbreak. More than 150 people have been reported to have the salmonella illness from cantaloupe grown in Indiana, with health officials reporting on August 17 that two residents are now dead from the outbreak. This is not the first time that cantaloupe was linked to illnesses […]

Listeria Recall for Apples in Happy Meals, BK Kids’ Meals

A recall due to listeria on apple slices in McDonald’s Happy Meals and Burger King Kids’ Meals was issued on August 10, 2012 due to the discovery of listeria on equipment used to produce the package apple products. The snack-sized fruit was also distributed to Wegman’s grocery stores and inside other “Ready Pac” products including […]

GE Issues Dishwasher Recall Due to Electrical Fires

If you have a GE  dishwasher, over 1.3 million models have been recalled, including Profile, Eterna, Adora and Hotpoint. Reports of fires caused by electrical fault with the heating element are the reason for the recall issued on August 9, 2012. The recalled GE dishwashers listed below were sold between March 2006 and August 2009, […]