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Saw an ad on Facebook for a GTA26 Battery Powered Wood Cutter. I expected this to be a Stihl chainsaw, however after ordering I started some research on the Blackcass entity I discovered they are not what they represent. I fried to cancel the order on the same day it was ordered by sending an email to the email address on the conformation notice. I have received no response from Blackcass even though the item has not yet shipped. Their ads and payment methods along with auto response on the order all appear so authentic until you attempt to contact them. I notified PayPal in an attempt to prevent payment but their process apparently takes 60 days to complete.
February 23, 2021 4:36 PM
“Saw advertisement on facebook. Ordered 3 battery powered wood cutters. Received 3 chains. Tried to get address as to where to return items but no luck. Called phone number I found and it was advertising other items and never got to speak to a person. Tries for the 4th time to call and was told... that this number can't be reached from my area. Want my refund. What do I do? ”
February 25, 2021 1:04 AM
“i thought the woodcutter got lost in the mail so i ordered another one and they sent me another chain .the ad shows a kit with the woodcutter battery chain and charger. it even said if i need parts go to home depot.i have been waiting since dec 5th.i want to sue them that is bull what they are doin... g ”
February 26, 2021 4:41 PM
“Ordered a battery operated pruner & was sent a piece of chain with 2 cloth handles, worthless. Want my money back for false advertisement!!! ”
February 27, 2021 1:09 PM
“I saw a battery powered chain saw on fb, and ordered one. When it came it was a chain with two orange handles. I repeatedly e-mailed the company, and they tried to sell me a chain saw. I especially reviewed the ad and it does say "battery Powered" chain saw. The ad is deceiving and I want my mon... ey back. ”
2 individuals tested positive for Covid-19, Salvation Army of El Paso County, 4300 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905
February 25, 2021 12:00 PM
“2 individuals at The Salvation Army in El Paso county tested positive for Covid-19. The outbreak began on 2/11/21
Source: colorado.gov ”
2 Employees test positive for Covid-19, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 1620 7th St, Huntsville, TX 77320, United States
February 25, 2021 12:00 PM
“2 employees at Texas Department of Criminal Justice located on 7th St in Huntsville recently tested positive for Covid-19.
Source: kwtx.com ”
26 students & 7 Employees test positive for Covid-19, Bridgeland High School, Mason Road, Cypress, TX, USA
February 25, 2021 12:00 PM
“26 students & 7 employees at Bridgeland High School located on Mason Road in Cypress recently tested positive for Covid-19.
Source: communityimpact.com ”
February 25, 2021 11:30 AM
“2nd vaccine shot yesterday. Woke up with fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. Arm is really sore ”
Recent Interesting Reports
February 13, 2021 3:46 PM
“I bit and bought a $30 GT A26 saw and found out after I had ordered it, that it was only a chain. I contacted the company and said I wanted to upgrade to the $60 chainsaw that was on their website and they said no problem & I would get the whole thing. I just received it and it is a completely diff... erent chainsaw and now the saw is not on their website anymore. Wondering how I can get my money back. ”
February 17, 2021 6:09 PM
“A scam regarding a small knock-off chain saw that is the center of a scam by Blackcass of Houston, TX or LA, CA or probably China somewhere. We ordered a Blackcass 2020 Hot selling GTA 26 Battery-Powered Wood Cutter X 1 in December 2020. We did received, via USPS, a 25" long segment of chain saw l... inks with Orange handles on each end, so it is NOT Battery-Operated. One of the photos in the Blackcass ad that are associated with this SCAM are EXACTLY the same photo used by the very legitimate Stihl company model GTA-26...only the word, "Stihl" is omitted on the Blackcass ad's photo. So, consumers and the real manufacturer are BOTH being scammed. ”
Public Health Alert for Settlers Jerk Beef Jerky Products Due to Undeclared Allergen, California, USA
January 29, 2021 10:45 AM
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) beef jerky products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product may contain anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. F... SIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers with allergic reactions to anchovies are aware that these products should not be consumed. This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product because of the presence in a product of very small amounts of the undeclared allergens are typically associated with milder human reactions. A recall was not requested because the products are not currently available for sale to consumers.
The RTE beef jerky products were produced from October 20, 2020 through January 12, 2021 and have a one-year shelf life. The product labeled as “CHARLIE BROWN FARMS PREMIUM BEEF JERKY Original Prime Rib” contains Worcestershire, which is not listed as an ingredient, but was utilized in the product formulation. The following products are subject to the public health alert: [View Labels (PDF only)]
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY PEPPERED BEEF”
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY OLD FASHIONED”
4-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY HOT BEEF”
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY PRIME RIB”
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY RING OF FIRE BEEF JERKY”
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. gold foil bags of “SETTLERS JERKY GHOST PEPPER”
3.25-oz. silver bags of “Sierra Madre Provision Co. OLD FASHIONED BEEF JERKY”
3.25-oz. silver bags of “Sierra Madre Provision Co. PEPPERED BEEF JERKY”
3.25-oz. silver bags of “Sierra Madre Provision Co. HOT BEEF JERKY”
3.25-oz. silver bags of “Sierra Madre Provision Co. GHOST PEPPER BEEF JERKY”
3.25-oz. silver bags of “Sierra Madre Provision Co. RING OF FIRE BEEF JERKY”
3-oz., 4-oz. and 8-oz. silver bags of “CHARLIE BROWN FARMS PREMIUM FRESH BEEF JERKY GHOST PEPPER”
3-oz. and 4-oz. gold bags of “CHARLIE BROWN FARMS PREMIUM FRESH BEEF JERKY Original Prime Rib”
3-oz. and 4-oz. gold bags of “CHARLIE BROWN FARMS PREMIUM FRESH BEEF JERKY RING OF FIRE”
The products bear establishment number “EST. 8275” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed for wholesale and also sent to retail locations in California.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with food allergies who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away.
For more info: fsis.usda.gov
Source: FSIS ”
February 6, 2021 5:43 PM
“I have read the other reports and totally agree this is a scam. I thought I purchased the Stihl battery cutter shown with a hand saw in the bubble. It said $29.99 so that's what I sent. The orange handled saw arrived but not the cutter. I emailed the company and they said that was what I bought. I h... ad to click the cutter box it showed $89.99. I really liked what was advertised so I paid it. (The hand saw definitely wasn't worth $29.99 and I thought it was a gift for getting the cutter) When the cutter arrived, it was a cheap black handsaw. Came in a cardboard box not a nice carrying case. It had a small slip on guard but not the guard and shield as advertised. There was no chain saw oil. They both had charger base and battery. I emailed them back saying this was fraud. Jennifer from the company emailed back and said she was sorry about my being disappointed. I was not to send the product back. I was to send a picture of what I got, tracking number and SKU from box. I took these pictures and sent a picture of what I was promised. There was no SKU # on box. She emailed me back and said I should not return it because it could get lost going to Hong Kong and without the product there would not be a refund. She said it probably wouldn't pass customs. I should give it as a gift and person will really like it! I wrote to the Better Business Bureau and hope to find out next step. Her comments make me fearful to return. ”
January 29, 2021 10:47 AM
“Alternative Foods London Ltd is recalling OGGS Zesty Lemon Cake because it contains soya that is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.
OGGS Zesty Lemon Cake
Pack size 386g
Best before 26 January 2021; 02... February 2021; 09 February 2021 and 16 February 2021
This product contains soya making the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.
Alternative Foods London Ltd is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to soya, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store which you purchased it for a refund.
Check the full recall details on food.gov.uk
Source: FSA ”
I only got a chain from the Blackcass company. I ordered a little battery chainsaw , Spokane, WA, USA
February 10, 2021 6:03 PM
“On 1/20/21 I ordered the little battery chainsaw which is advertised on Facebook all the time. It cost $37.98. I only got a chainsaw blade today. ”
February 2, 2021 10:30 PM
“I am a female, 26 years old.An RN at Riley Children’s hospital. I received the moderne vaccine. The first dose, the physical shot was less painful than flu vaccine. Only symptom was sore arm for 2 days. Second dose, much worse. Woke up 24 hrs later feeling fatigued, nauseous, headache, and developed... large red circular rash around injection site. Lasted 24 hours. Was hot to touch and very painful. No fevers. Better the next day. ”
February 11, 2021 6:25 PM
“I did very well with my first shot of Moderna. I had no reaction except a very sore arm at the injection sight. ”
February 21, 2021 7:00 PM
“I ordered a battery operated mini chainsaw. They sent me a chain with a strap on each end. After many emails they told me that I did order it. No, I didn’t. 5 shoulders, I wouldn’t have. I looked them up and that is when I started finding the reports. ”
February 11, 2021 5:22 PM
“Got my second Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shot, no side effects this time. A little tired and thirsty but so far so good. ”