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Consumer Concerns raised over caramel coloring agent in some pancake syrups Concerns raised over caramel coloring agent in some pancake syrups (Video)
Consumer Reports recently reported that some kinds of caramel color in soft drinks can contain a potential carcinogen called 4-MeI. Now it's tested several brands of pancake syrups,- Hungry Jack Original, Aunt Jemima Original and Original Lite, Mrs. Butterworth's Original and Log Cabin Original. All contained 4-MeI.
Consumer Landslides, mudslides not covered by typical homeowners policy Landslides, mudslides not covered by typical homeowners policy
As if the devastation and loss aren't enough - some Snohomish County slide victims are getting more bad news when they call about their homeowners insurance. They're learning their homeowners insurance policy does not cover mud or landslides. It's an issue that comes up every time the land gives in and causes damage.
Consumer Chop Magic: Does it work? Chop Magic: Does it work?(Video)
Chop Magic is billed as the "Fast & Easy Way to SLICE and DICE!" It's a hard plastic, 6-cup container that comes with 2 blades, one for slicig and one for dicing. The square blades fit on top of the container so you can place your produce directly on the blade. A hard plastic cover with a built-in pusher slides over the container so you can push the produce through the blades and into the container. It sells for around $20.
Consumer Color touch-up products keep the gray at bay Color touch-up products keep the gray at bay
For some women, keeping their hair looking glorious is no small task. Monthly colorings can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year. So what happens when your roots start showing, and you can't color your hair right away? Consumer Reports tested eight of the new root touch-up products that promise to help.
Consumer PlayStation 4's parental control llimitations PlayStation 4's parental control llimitations
The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4's parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But Consumer Reports says you could be surprised by what the parental controls allow.
Consumer People meds can be dangerous to your pets People meds can be dangerous to your pets
Your dog or cat is limping, so you decide to give them a simple non-prescription pain reliever – maybe an aspirin or Tylenol.

Not a good idea.

Dr. Marty Becker with Vetstreet.com says pets don't get people medicine unless specifically prescribed by your vet.
Consumer Best closet organizer kits Best closet organizer kits(Video)
With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets. Plenty of do-it-yourself kits promise to provide the rods, shelves, and drawers you need to turn chaos into order. Consumer Reports tested 5 closet organizers, priced from under $100 to more than $500.
Consumer Tax tips for same-sex married couples Tax tips for same-sex married couples
There’s something new this tax season for some same-sex married couples. They are now required to file as "married" on their federal return if they were wed by December 31, 2013 in a state that recognized same-sex marriage.
Consumer IRS Commissioner: Tax ID fraud beginning to plateau IRS Commissioner: Tax ID fraud beginning to plateau
Tax I-D thieves are not only filing fraudulent returns and stealing refunds- they're selling stolen social security numbers to other identity thieves. That's the warning from the new IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, in Seattle today. But the new head of the nation's tax division says the problem appears to be leveling off.