Consumer

  BBB and Entergy warn residents about electric bill scam

Entergy and the Better Business Bureau are joining forces to warn against an electric bill scam

What’s the ideal thermostat temperature? Energy Star says 78 degrees

Recall: Great Value Taco Seasoning sold at Walmart

  Store closings up 20 percent as consumers spend online

Louisiana Workforce Commission announces assistance for laid off Waitr employees

Boil advisory issued for some DeRidder residents

Dress up like a cow and get free Chick-fil-A

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Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Commissioner of Insurance warns of genetic testing scheme targeting Medicare beneficiaries

  Is your inspection sticker not sticking?

  Calls from a +676 spamming residents of SWLA

Sheriff’s Office to host AARP Smart Driver safety program

  Farmers Markets around Southwest Louisiana

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

BBB issues warning about donating to St. Landry churches

The BBB wants individuals to “wait to donate.” According to the BBB you should check out the source of the campaign before you donate.

Fresh-cut melon recall

Recall of pre-cut melons

  Sulphur mother wants to see adaptive swings come to local parks

Acura recalls more than 360k SUVs over faulty tail lights

Male enhancement coffee recalled due to presence of undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

60,000 massage balls recalled due to burn hazard

Bicycle recalled due to injury hazard

Wireless chargers recalled due to burn hazard

Power banks chargers recalled due to fire hazard

The company says they’re received two reports of the power bank overheating.

50,000 pounds of stuffed sandwiches recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination

The contamination could specifically be semi-transparent plastic, says USDA.

Raw, frozen ground pet food recalled due to Listeria concerns

There is also a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

SOWELA hosting career fair

SOWELA Technical Community College will be hosting a career fair for students and alumni on April 10.

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sounding the alarm about a recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans due to the potential presence of mold.

22,000 baby socks recalled due to ornaments detaching, choking hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from children.

Home elevators recalled due to fall hazard

The landing door on the elevators can unlock without the elevator present.

170,000 rechargeable power banks recalled, one report of igniting house fire

The company received one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.

Two male enhancement supplements recalled due to presence of sildenafil

The active ingredients in both supplements may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Range hoods recalled due to injury hazard

The company has received one report of a Valencia Range Hood coming loose from the wall soon after installation.

Zero turn mowers recalled due to fire hazard

The mower’s throttle cable can make contact with internal electric wiring.

Electric bike recalled due to crash and injury hazard

The bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards.

Riding saddles recalled due to fall hazard

Around 1,600 saddles have been recalled.

Heated socks recalled due to fire and burn hazard

The company has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting, resulting in minor property damage in two instances.

Kawasaki recalls off-highway vehicle, fuel leak and fire hazard

The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak.

Water skis recalled due to injury hazard

The skis can detach from the binding during a fall.

Nearly 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausages recalled due to possible contamination

This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process.

Over 2,000 pounds of pork sausages recalled due to misbranding

The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat.

78,500 HP batteries recalled due to fire and burn hazards

One minor injury has been reported with property damage totaling $1,000.

St. Patrick’s Day limited-time treats

Celebrate the holiday without missing out on the desserts.

IHOP offering free pancakes Tuesday, March 12

The promotion is in an effort to help children battling critical illnesses.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

CPPJ : ‘The Zone’ will return for Mardi Gras 2019

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has announced that “The Zone” will be back for Lake Charles Mardi Gras 2019.

500,000 Harbor Freight Tools flashlights recalled due to burn hazard

The flashlight can over heat while charging.

Coca-Cola reveals new flavor

The flavor will also come in Zero Sugar.

Green beans and butternut squash recalled due to Listeria concerns

Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

FDA: Golean Detox capsules recalled, found to be tainted with unsafe chemicals

Golean Detox is voluntarily recalling all lots of Golean DETOX capsules after FDA analysis found the capsules were tainted with sibutramine and phenolphthalein, according to the FDA.

170,000 pounds of frozen boneless pork rib entree recalled, possible glass contamination

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Free women’s self-defense class in SWLA

A free women’s self-defense class is being hosted in Lake Charles.

Business summit speakers: Better infrastructure, maintaining fiscal equilibrium and public trust among priorities

Pushing for more efficient infrastructure, building public trust and maintaining fiscal equilibrium are some of the priorities to foster business growth and development in Louisiana, according to speakers at the statewide business summit.

Crate and Barrel recalls 17,000 Holiday Milk Bottles due to laceration hazard

The plastic straw that comes with the milk bottle could crack or break.

DoorDash comes to the Lake Area

DoorDash has started deliveries in the Lake Area.

Walmart hosts ‘Baby Savings Day’ this weekend

‘Baby Savings Day’ will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

3,000 Turkey fryers recalled due to fire hazard

Consumers can return it to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a full refund and a $50 Academy gift card.

Kelley Blue Book rates 22 most cost-effective car models

Buying a car and owning a car are two different things.

86,000 mattress-sofas recalled due to possible fire hazard

The CPSC says the mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses.

Baby stomach discomfort medicine recalled due to undissolved ingredient

The product could result in difficulty when swallowing the product for sensitive individuals.

Jansal Valley Dukkah recalled due to potential glass pieces

Sid Wainer & Son suppliers products are sold nationwide to over 30,000 of the finest restaurants, hotels, gourmet shops, retailers, and caterers both domestically and internationally.

Grubhub comes to Lake Charles

Grubhub is now delivering food in Lake Charles according to its website and mobile app.

  Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.

Questions and concerns surround IRS tax refunds

Across the country and here at home some taxpayers continue to be surprised by lower tax refunds than they expected.

Cameron LNG inspected by Coast Guard ahead of first export

A facility safety inspection was conducted at the Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas facility earlier this week

Shop LC recalls 5,000 Disco Ball LED lights due to burn and fire hazard

One minor burn has been reported.

Lotte Chemical starts production of Ethylene Glycol at facility

Lotte Chemical has announced the start-up of its ethylene glycol manufacturing facility in Sulphur as a success.

Target recalls toddler unicorn boots

According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission report, the unicorn horn on the boots can break off and be ingested by a child.

Shreveport Regional Airport to offer flights to Destin, Florida

Looking to get away? Starting in May, travelers can get a one-way flight to the beach.

Mazda issues recall of 14k Miatas

The vehicle may downshift unexpectedly, causing an abrupt deceleration of the drive wheels.

Bagged chicken recalled due to undeclared allergens

According to the recall, the happi foodi products contain eggs, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label.

Hooters giving away free boneless wings to singles on Valentine’s Day

Hooters is bringing back its “Shred Your Ex” promotion this Valentine’s Day.

SOWELA still accepting students for Spring 2019 semester

SOWELA Technical Community College is still accepting students for the Spring 2019 semester.

Lake Charles ranked third in Louisiana for affordable housing

Lake Charles has been ranked as the third most affordable place to buy a house in Louisiana

122,000 DeWALT drills recalled due to shock hazard

Affected models are DWD110 and DWD112.

Get money! Louisiana treasurer works to give back unclaimed cash

Louisiana residents have roughly $900-million dollars in unclaimed cash and the state is trying to give back, according to the Louisiana State Treasurer's Office.

Bossier City ranks 2nd in LA for affordable housing

A new study ranks Bossier City as the second most affordable place to buy a house in Louisiana.

City of Sulphur issues boil advisory

The city of Sulphur has issued a precautionary boil advisory following a 12 inch water line break

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo begins

The 80th Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo is coming back to Lake Charles this week.