News 12’s Walt Kane’s Consumer Alerts

Posted: Updated:
Walt Kane's Consumer Alert Walt Kane's Consumer Alert
EDISON -

News 12’s Walt Kane has several consumer alerts to let you know about this week.

4th of July Gas Prices

Gas prices around the country are down an average of 12 cents since Memorial Day.

AAA says that the average price of a gallon of regular is now $2.88 in New Jersey, $3.01 in Connecticut and $3.02 in New York. But those prices are still up 60 cents from last year.

Wells Fargo trouble

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has fined Wells Fargo $4 million for pushing brokerage clients to sell investments early, so that they could get extra fees. In the past, Wells Fargo admitted to opening fake accounts, and charging car buyers for insurance they didn't need.

Product recalls

Lexus is recalling 120,000 cars due to fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recall affects some IS-350 and 3250Cs from 2006 to 2014, as well as GS-350s and 450-Hs from 2007 to 2010. Customers who bought their vehicles new from the dealer should be notified by mail.

Home Depot and Lowes are recalling some aluminum ladders, because they might break if stood on them. The recall affects five models of telescoping ladders. The model numbers all start with MT-IAA.

More information about product recalls can be found HERE

  • ConsumerMore>>

  • Business Briefs: Sky, Time to Vote, legroom

    Business Briefs: Sky, Time to Vote, legroom

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-09-24 12:57:03 GMT
    British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.
    British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.

    British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.

    British broadcaster Sky is advising its shareholders to accept Comcast's $40 billion offer. U.S. companies are trying to get out the vote for the midterm elections.

  • News

    Certain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazard

    Certain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazard

    Monday, September 24 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-09-24 10:57:25 GMT
    Certain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazardCertain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazard
    Certain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazardCertain children's coveralls recalled due to choking hazard

    Weeplay Kids has recalled children's coveralls sold under the "ED by Ellen DeGeneres" brand.

    Weeplay Kids has recalled children's coveralls sold under the "ED by Ellen DeGeneres" brand.

  • Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:16:23 GMT
    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, StravaBusiness Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava
    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, StravaBusiness Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Nike is set to release its quarterly earnings Tuesday. “Amazon Storefronts” is live. Fitness app Strava is set to help find better routes for users.

    Nike is set to release its quarterly earnings Tuesday. “Amazon Storefronts” is live. Fitness app Strava is set to help find better routes for users.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."