Consumer News and Recalls

Early Christmas Buzz at the Summit Mall

Posted: 12:58 AM - Thanksgiving is still nearly a week away, but many of your neighbors gathered Saturday night to trim the tree and sing Christmas carols at your favorite shopping centers. Is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
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Consumer Group Lists Ten Worst Toys

Posted: 11/19/2014 - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

Nevada Fast-Tracks Uber Venue Question

Posted: 11/19/2014 - The Nevada Supreme Court is fast-tracking a ruling on whether state courts in Reno or Las Vegas should properly hear an attempt by state taxi regulators to prevent ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in the state.

Green Dot Money Card Scams Reported in Reno

Posted: 11/18/2014 - The Reno Police Department is investigating numerous complaints from people saying they were scammed out of money after being called and told they have warrants for their arrest.

Are We Running Out of Chocolate?

Posted: 11/18/2014 - Your favorite chocolate treat might soon become a luxury item. Chocolate lovers are in a frenzy over a report of a worldwide chocolate shortage, but are we going to have enough to last us through the holidays?
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Cryptowall: Beware Of Malware

Updated: 11/17/2014 - A new malware is infecting systems as large as law enforcement and hospitals, all the way down to your personal computer. It's called Cryptowall. It not only shuts down your activity; it wants a ransom to restore it. Some local businesses have already experienced the infection.
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