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Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

American Honda Generator Recall announced for possible Fuel Leak

Honda's EU2000i Generator recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of American Honda gas powered portable generators because the fuel hose can leak. If the generator leaks fuel, it could start a fire. The company is offering a free repair and inspection to fix this potential problem.

Honda recalled the generators after becoming aware of four incidents that involved fuel leaks. No reports of fire or injuries were reported.

Powermate Sx 5500 Portable Generator Recall announced for Repair

Powermate Sx 5500 Gas Powered Electric Generator recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 7,700 Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators are being voluntarily recalled due a leaking fuel filter that could cause a fire. The generators were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast United States between February 2012 and August 2012 at a price of around $550. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) made the recall announcement today.

A China company, Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., manufactured the generators. Pramac America LLC, based out of Kearney, Nebraska, was the importer of the recalled products. Pramac received 51 reports from consumers of the fuel filter leaking. While the leaking fuel could cause a fire, no fires or injuries were reported to the company.

Starbucks offers Holiday Flavors at Stores

Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee - credit: Starbucks

(Best Syndication News) - Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that they will be offering customers a free beverage when they purchase a holiday beverage between 2 to 5 pm on November 15-18, 2012. Starbucks said that the customer should bring a friend to the store to get the offer. SBUX also brought back their Christmas Blend coffee in a variety of flavors and roasts and have stocked their stores with stocking-stuffer ideas and other holiday gift products.

Starbucks is offering their customers both hot and cold beverages that are reminiscent of holiday flavors, such as Peppermint Mocha, Skinny Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, and Caramel Brulée Latte.

LG Electric Ranges recalled for Repair

Model number LRE30451 being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 161,000 LG electric ranges because the top burners may fail to turn off or increase temperature without warning. The recalled standalone ranges need to be repaired.

LG Electronics, Inc. has received 80 reports of the stove-top burners not turning off. Some reports involved the temperature setting, which increased without warning when it was being used. No reports of fires or personal injuries were received.

The electric ranges were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and other appliance retailers across the United States between January 2006 and June 2010. The ranges cost between $800 and $1,999, depending on the model.

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