Live from your inbox, we have news on tablets that are reportedly catching fire, a company that may not be properly vetting its dog walkers, and hair dye that may be more dangerous than customers realize. It isn’t all bad news this week, though. There were several settlements that you may have missed with all the Equifax hullabaloo going on. So, if you bought Nature’s Way coconut oil, an ADT security system or Seagram’s ginger ale, be sure to keep reading.
We’re used to our technology getting a little hot after extended use, but a tablet catching fire should be something we never have to get used to. Unfortunately, it’s been reported that RCA Voyager tablets – some of which are being used by children as young as four – are prone to overheating, even when not plugged in. Users of the device have reported a range of issues from popping noises and a burning smell to inflated batteries that are causing the backs of the tablets to separate from the front. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could force the Voyager’s manufacturer to fix the problem and help people who repaired or replaced their devices get some money back. If you had issues with your RCA Voyager tablet, share your story here.
Wag Labs, Inc. has been hit with a class action lawsuit over its on-demand dog walking service that allows customers to request for a “verified” dog walker to come to their house and walk their dog. Despite Wag’s prominent assurances that these dog walkers are licensed, bonded and vetted through a thorough background check process, the suit alleges that Wag uses thousands of dog walkers it has never met or interviewed. The result is that Wag supposedly pulls in huge profits while the dogs entrusted to them get lost, stolen or killed in the custody of unverified walkers, the suit claims. Want more details on the case? You can find them here.
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A recent class action lawsuit is claiming that Just For Men hair dyes are packaged with misleadingly vague and potentially harmful instructions with regard to a skin allergy test users are encouraged to perform. Specifically, the suit claims the test dramatically increases the user’s risk of sensitization due to the instruction that consumers perform the test 48 hours before “each and every use.” Further, repeated testing, the suit says, exposes users to an excessive amount of allergens, which can cause “complete and permanent depigmentation of…the face or scalp.” For the full story, head on over to our blog.
In the wake of the monumental Equifax data breach settlement, several other potentially wide-reaching settlements were swept under the rug. From Nature’s Way coconut oil to Seagram’s ginger ale and another data breach (from Yahoo this time), we have seven other settlements that you may not have heard about yet. For a breakdown of each of the settlements and what you need to know to be able to make a claim, we have you covered.
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