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After multiple deaths, banning inclined sleepers a next step

Consumer products designed for infant care usually have to undergo significant testing before they are sold publicly. Because infants are vulnerable and unable to communicate their concerns or discomforts, the products designed for their use have to be especially safe and functional. For many families in West Virginia, the process of researching reliable and safe products to use for their infant children is a critical step in their effort to select an option that will serve the desired purpose without compromising the well-being of their child. 

Using OEM parts for vehicle repairs

There is something to be said for the sense of security that comes from knowing that one is the first person to use a product they have purchased. It is often for this very reason why many in Charleston will buy a new vehicle when buying a used car might save them money. For them, the knowledge that the car's parts are brand new (and thus should be in optimal condition) is worth the added expense. Yet accidents and incidents may happen that can quickly put a newer vehicle in the repair shop. The question then becomes what type of parts will go back into it. 

Robocalls are fooling a surprising demographic

As any resident who owns a phone can attest, phone scams are a serious problem across the United States. It does not seem to matter if people put their names on the do-not-call registry – these phone calls and text messages still manage to find their way through. This is largely because phone scams violate consumer protection laws in the first place, and they will not respect the rules meant to prevent unwanted contact.

Understanding the legal obligation to accept returns

Consumers in Charleston likely maintain confidence in the wisdom of their purchases based upon the notion that if they are not happy with the products they buy, they can always return them. Most might assume that retailers are bound by law to take back products that customers are unsatisfied with. Yet at the same time, merchandise returns cost retailers billions every year ($369 in 2018 alone, according to Appriss.com). Thus, lawmakers must walk the delicate line between protecting consumers' rights while not inhibiting the success of local businesses. 

What should I know before getting my first credit card?

When used responsibly, a credit card can be a welcomed addition to your financial history. You should understand a few key factors before applying for your first credit card however, both to ensure you’re making the right decision and to also make sure your rights are protected. In this case, The Balance offers the following advice to first-time applicants.

What are the different types of implied warranties?

Consumer market experts in Charleston will tell you that it is good practice to ensure that anytime you make a significant purchase, that a warranty be associated with it. In many cases, items will come with an express warranty from a manufacturer that clearly spells out the circumstances under which it will cover the cost of repairing or replacing its product. Such warranties leave little room for interpretation. Retailers will sometimes also offer their own express warranties. Yet even in cases where they do not, implied warranties may still offer you some degree of protection

What are some common scams when buying a car?

Buying a new car in West Virginia is rarely cut and dry. In some cases, car buyers can fall victim to common scams, which are intended to increase the price of the vehicle using nefarious means. This illustrates the importance of being an aware and informed buyer, which entails knowing the types of scams you may be subject to. Business Insider offers the following tips to help you do just that. 

Is it safe to deep fry a turkey?

Many people look forward to deep-fried turkey during the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite the tastiness of this dish, the new is replete with reports of injuries incurred during the deep-frying process, some of which can be catastrophic. To ensure consumers remain protected, Popular Science offers the following advice.

How can I avoid social media scams?

Social media platforms are a great way to stay in touch with those closest to you. However, if you’re not careful you could fall victim to a scam, some of which look very convincing at first glance. NBCNews.com offers the following advice on how you can spot common scams and frauds and the best methods for avoiding them.

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