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False advertising is using marketing communications that contain intentionally false, misleading, or deceptive statements, to promote the sale of property, goods, or services to the public. With the lack of oversight on social media sites like Facebook, these scams have become much more prevalent in recent years.
January 25, 2021 3:23 PM
“Ordered 2020 Hot Selling GTA 26 Battery Powered Wood Cutter $29.99. Disputing on PayPal. I received the chain like everyone else. This is scam advertisement. ”
January 25, 2021 3:00 PM
“I ordered what I thought was a Skihl brand chainsaw and got a piece of crap chainsaw that was defective and dangerous to use as it fell apart easily. When you put it down the chain fell off. The guard didnt fit the chain. And just a very dangerous tool ”
January 25, 2021 1:45 PM
“Ordered the Stihl mini chain saw, tried to check on my order and the web page cannot be found. No response from seller via email. Others have reported this site as a fraud/scam. ”
January 25, 2021 1:01 PM
“Blackcass 2020 Hot Selling GTA Battery Powered Wood Cutter $29.99- they send you the chain. Disputing through PayPal. I feel is is a scam!! ”
January 24, 2021 3:37 PM
“I have ordered 2 woodcutters the first one you sent me a chain no woodcutter the other one has not arrived either ”
January 24, 2021 12:28 PM
“Ditto to so many others. Ads said they were selling the Wood Cutter, but they scammed me; I only received the chains! ”
Ordered Stihl and Dewalt battery operated Chainsaws and only received chains and blades, Waikoloa, HI, USA
January 22, 2021 11:04 PM
“I ordered and paid for:
2 Stihl Battery operated Chainsaws and 1 Dewalt battery-operated Zigsaw for Christmas gifts. After almost 2 months, I received 2 chains and a couple of zigsaw blades!!!!
Big scam. ”
January 21, 2021 7:07 PM
“I saw an ad for a blackcass hand held chainsaw. What arrived was only a chain. Never received anything else ”
January 19, 2021 5:06 PM
“Ordered chainsaw....only received a chain. Take this sight off pinterest. They're frauds. ”
January 19, 2021 2:01 PM
“Purchased a Stihl wood cutter, received some off brand. Cannot get in touch to return for a refund. Definitely a scam. Sad that i don't want to order off of Face Book any more. ”
Recent Interesting Reports
January 14, 2021 8:51 PM
“I am a teacher and am authorized to get the Moderna vaccine. I made an appointment in Ridgewood 2 days ago. Appoint was at 5:20 but didn't get my shot until 7:40. The lines are extremely long at night. But the nurse said they are empty in the morning. Once you get inside it is very fast, everyone is... very helpful and you can sign up for your second vaccine. They make you wait 15 mins to make sure you're ok before you leave. I have no side effects from the shot and feel fine. ”
January 23, 2021 6:40 PM
“Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur after vaccination, but is rare.
The CDC released a report on Jan 17th 2021 stating that:
During December 21, 2020–January 10, 2021, monitoring by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System detected 10 cases of anaphylax... is after administration of a reported 4,041,396 first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (2.5 cases per million doses administered). In nine cases, onset occurred within 15 minutes of vaccination. No anaphylaxis-related deaths were reported.
The implications for public health practice:
Locations administering COVID-19 vaccines should adhere to CDC guidance, including screening recipients for contraindications and precautions, having necessary supplies and staff members available to manage anaphylaxis, implementing recommended post-vaccination observation periods, and immediately treating suspected anaphylaxis with intramuscular epinephrine injection.
Source: CDC.gov ”
January 25, 2021 11:34 PM
“My first Moderna injection gave me minor symptoms. The first 30 min after the injection I felt slight soreness in the injection site. As the day progressed my arm got very sore where it was hard to lift it above my shoulder. Before bed I felt muscle aches and chills. Overnight I got a 101.7 fever wh... ich decreased to 100.6 a few hours later. My temp remained around 100 for several more hours before I took 2 Tylenol tablets. After I took the Tylenol my fever, aches and chills went away, but my arm remained sore for a few more days. ”
January 4, 2021 11:39 PM
“I ordered this saw on December 13th, on December 15th I recieved a confirmation notice the my purchase was on its way, today January 4th 2021 in the mail all I recieved was a chain. Is this a scam or what,and where is the rest of my purchased SAW????? ”
January 3, 2021 5:22 AM
“I bought 9lives canned cat food and 3 of 4 cans had been expired from 11/11/19. Their store is not offering refunds but if I had not looked at the date my cats would have got sick ”
Sportmix, Nunn Better, ProPac, and Others brand Dog and Cat Pet Food - recalled due to Aflatoxin Levels Exceed Acceptable Levels, USA
January 12, 2021 2:00 PM
“Company name: Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.
Brand name: Sportmix, Nunn Better, ProPac, and Others
Product recalled: Dog and Cat Pet Food
Reason of the recall: Aflatoxin Levels Exceed Acceptable Levels
FDA Recall date: January 11, 2021
Recall details: Company Announcement Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.,... of Evansville, IN is expanding its December 30, 2020 voluntary recall of certain dog and cat food products produced in our Chickasha Operations Facility to include all dog and cat pet food products made with corn products because those products may contain aflatoxin levels which exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores nationwide. Midwestern Pet Foods is expanding its voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to help protect the health and safety of pets. The products recalled cover all that expire on or before July 9, 2022, depicted as “07/09/22” in the date code on the product, as discussed below. Products with expiration dates after 07/09/22 are not included in the recall. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets. There have been reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs associated with certain lots of products. No human illnesses have been reported. Out of an abundance of caution, we have expanded this recall to cover all corn products containing pet foods with expiration dates prior to 07/09/22. If your pet shows signs of aflatoxin poisoning including sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums, or skin due to liver damage), and/or diarrhea, contact a veterinarian immediately. Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian. It may be helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number and best buy date. Lot code information may be found on the back of bag and will appear in a three‐line code, with the top line in format “EXP 03/03/22/05/L#/B###/HH:MM”.
As explained above, this recall covers ONLY product manufactured at Midwestern Pet Food’s Chickasha, Oklahoma facility. Note that the unique Chickasha Facility identifier is located in the date code as a“05” and “REG. OK‐PFO‐0005” at the end of the date code.
In addition, the only Midwestern Pet Foods facility that produces product bearing a three‐line date code is our Chickasha Facility (See first image below).
Retailers and distributors should immediately pull recalled lots from their inventory and shelves. Do not sell or donate the recalled products. Retailers are encouraged to contact consumers who have purchased the recalled products, if you have the means to do so (frequent buyer cards, etc.). Pet parents: do not feed the recalled products to your pets or any other animals. Destroy the food in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. Always ensure you wash and sanitize hands after handling recalled food or any utensils which have contacted recalled food. Contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at 800‐474‐4163, ext. 455 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at email@example.com for additional information. This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All other Midwestern Pet Foods products are unaffected by this recall action. Recalled products are as follows, with lot codes found in Expanded Recall Lot Numbers:
Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk
Pro Pac Performance Puppy
Splash Fat Cat 32%
Nunn Better Maintenance
Sportmix Original Cat 15
Sportmix Original Cat 31
Sportmix Maintenance 44
Sportmix Maintenance 50
Sportmix High Protein 50
Sportmix Energy Plus 44
Sportmix Energy Plus 50
Sportmix Stamina 44
Sportmix Stamina 50
Sportmix Bite Size 40
Sportmix Bite Size 44
Sportmix High Energy 44
Sportmix High Energy 50
Sportmix Premium Puppy 16.5
Sportmix Premium Puppy 33
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
January 7, 2021 7:57 PM
“I purchased the portable carbon steel chain from Blackcass. When going to their site, It looks like you are getting the Chain saw and are advertising it for $29.99 When in reality you are purchasing the chain for $29.99. They do advertise that you are getting the chain and not the chainsaw, but m... ake it look like you are getting the saw. When you look at the ad it is very deceiving. I do realize that I did not pay attention when I pushed the buy button. They do say 100% money back guarantee, but do not honor that when you try to return the item. I keep contacting the company. First they offered me the saw at a discount price. Second they offered me 10% of my money back. Then 12% then 15% twice. They keep saying that not to return the item until they give me the return address. They have not yet sent me the return address. I have a friend that says they wait to send me the return address until it is too late to send it to them because they give you 30 days to return the item. They have not yet sent me the address. I just want to send it back. I have contacted paypal and they say there is nothing they can do. I have contacted yt network technology which is the company that paypal says I purchased the item from. I have only heard from them 1 time and sent them the information that they asked for, but have not heard back. What do I do? Can this company be stopped? ”
January 25, 2021 11:29 PM
“Moderna Vaccine. I will receive my 2nd dose on 1/28/21 at 3pm. No side effects. Arm mildly sore for 2 days. Pain scale 1 out of 10. Since receiving 1st dose, I have had more energy and been more productive. ”
January 17, 2021 11:59 PM
“The FSA announced the recall of several dog food products by Mars Petcare UK because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum permitted intake.
FSA advises pet owners that if they have bought any of the following dog food products, you should stop feeding them to your do... g and contact Mars Petcare Customer Service at 0800 013 3131. If you have concerns that your pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products, please contact a veterinarian.
- CHAPPIE Complete Chicken & Wholegrain Dry Dog Food (3kg). Batch code: 045F9MIN05. Best before: 44692
- PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Original (3kg). Batch code: 046E9MIN05 | 046F9MIN05 | 048A9MIN05. Best before: 12 February 2022 | 20 February 2022 | 22 February 2022
- PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original (10kg). Batch code: 046E9MIN08 | 047C9MIN08. Best before: 12 February 2022 | 17 February 2022
- PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables (12kg). Batch code: 046C9MIN08 | 046D9MIN08 | 046E9MIN08. Best before: 10 February 2022 | 11 February 2022 | 12 February 2022
- PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables (2.6kg). Batch code: 045F9MIN05 | 047A9MIN05. Best before: 06 February 2022 | 15 February 2022
High levels of vitamin D fed to a pet over a short period (weeks/months) should not cause undue concern. Over a longer period of feeding, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential dog health issues. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
Check the full recall details on the FSA website food.gov.uk
Source: FSA ”
January 5, 2021 5:07 PM
“I ordered a Skil handheld battery operated chainsaw and after several weeks received a pocket chainsaw in a small pouch. Never in any of the advertisements for the chainsaw that I ordered were there pictures of the pocket chainsaw I received. I even used PayPal to protect myself. This is clearly a... scam and they need to be held accountable. This was Christmas present for someone and not only was it late, now it's not even what I ordered!! ”