Jeni's Ice Creams recall, second company in a week

Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 2:54 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 2:54 PM

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A second ice cream company has issued a voluntary recall in less than a week. 

Thursday, Jeni's Ice Creams, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced on their website and Twitter page that they are issuing the voluntary recall of all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts and other frozen products.

According to the company's press release, there is a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination and that the company is stopping all sales and closing all of its stores until all products are deemed safe.

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The company said the contamination was found in a random sample collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

No one has reported any illness related to the products.

The company says to either dispose of the products or return the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

You can also contact Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the company at recall@jenis.com.

Blue Bell recalled all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks on Monday.  That recall was also due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

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Local students learn how to combat scams, fraud

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:08 PM

Students in the Miami Valley are learning to recognize fraud and scams, and finding out how they can protect themselves from these potential money pitfalls.

Several schools in our area teach a free consumer life skills and financial literacy curriculum called FoolProof. 

The goal of the web-based, interactive coursework is to teach a healthy dose of skepticism in a scam-filled world.

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Kettering, Xenia, Franklin, Stebbins, Greenville and Lebanon high schools offer FoolProof classes.

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will find out more about what the students learn and what they can teach us about avoiding scams and fraud. 

Watch tonight on WHIO-TV at 5pm.

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Audit-proofing your taxes 

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Audit-proofing your taxes

First, the good news.  The IRS is auditing fewer taxpayers.  

In fact, audits are at an all-time low. You can’t completely audit-proof your tax returns, but there are ways to make your chance of an IRS investigation less likely. 
Failing to report taxable income and cryptocurrency income, are among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of audit red flags.

Math errors, sizeable donations, home office deductions and deductions of unreimbursed business expenses, for example, commuting costs and clothing, are also going to raise eyebrows at the IRS.

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One of the biggest red flags is income.

The more money you make the more likely you’ll be scrutinized by the IRS, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.  

If you make $200,00 or more, there is a one in 80 chance of an audit, and if you make more than $1 million your odds are one in 25, according to Clark Howard’s website, Clark.com.

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will have insight from a local tax preparer about ways to audit-proof your tax return tonight on WHIO-TV at 5.

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‘Shimming’ has emerged as the latest threat to shoppers

Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

Shimming has emerged as the latest threat to shoppers

There’s a growing threat to your credit and debit card information, and you might not be aware of it.

It’s called “shimming.” 

New Recalls: power banks, PAW PATROL hats and more

 Scammers insert paper-thin devices into credit card chip readers that can copy your data. 

The information can’t be used to make a chip card clone, but it can be used to create a traditional mag-stripe card, which could be used to fraudulently make purchases or withdraw cash, according to Creditcards.com.

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New Recalls: power banks, PAW PATROL hats and more

Published: Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 2:35 PM

Power bank chargers, children’s play hats, and personal space heaters are among the latest products being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Portable power bank charging stations by Re-fuel by Digipower are under recall after five reports of the products overheating and melting.

The Grab and go Family Packs are three lithium-ion battery chargers in black, grey and green on a recharging docking station. 

They have the item number RF-TRIP on the bottom and were sold at the Container Store from October of 2017 through February 2018. 

Stop using the recalled chargers and contact the Container Store at 888-266-8246 to receive a full refund. 

 

Some Paw Patrol fireman hats with a flashlight attachment are under recall because they could burn your child.

There are four reports of overheating flashlights on the Nickelodeon PAW PATROL Deluxe Marshall Hat sold at Spirit Halloween stores. 

Only flashlights with SKU 01292093 and date codes 1703RY01, 1603RY01, and 1503RY01 are part of the recall.

Remove the batteries from the recalled flashlight and dispose of it. Contact Spirit Halloween at 866-586-0155 for a full refund. 

Personal electric space heaters by Vornado are under recall due to fifteen reports of them catching on fire.

The VH101 Personal Vortex heaters were sold in black, coral orange, greyed jade, fig, ice white, red, and cinnamon. 

Stop using the heaters and contact Vornado at 855-215-5131 for a full refund. 

Recreational off-highway vehicles by Polaris are under recall because cracked exhaust silencers have sparked three fires.

There are multiple model years and model numbers included in this recall. Click here for the full list.

Stop riding the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 for a free repair. 

 

Some Scotch thermal laminators by 3M are being recalled because the plastic enclosure can overheat and burn you.

There are 10 reports of laminators overheating but no injuries. 

Stop using the white and teal recalled laminators and contact 3M at 800-772-4337 for a full refund. 

 

These recalls and past recalls can be found at www.cpsc.gov.

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