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Fake Out: Fraud Rampant in China’s Anti-Counterfeiting Fight

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM / Faulty Products & Counterfeiting, Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeiting is a multibillion-dollar business in China and it produces nearly nine of every 10 fake items seized at U.S. borders.

VW Emission Deception Follows Auto Industry Pattern

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 24, 2015 at 11:43 AM / Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

No doubt you've heard about how Volkswagen equipped their diesel cars with software to cheat on emission tests. This led to a serious tarnishing of their reputation worldwide, and the resignation of their CEO, Martin Winterkorn. The company is disgraced, and its stock price has crashed.

Unlike a Virgin (Olive Oil, That Is)

As we have told you, food fraud is a thing. It is a way of labeling food deceptively for economic gain. In other words, a company may claim that an ingredient is more exotic than it actually is, or it may claim that it is "triple filtered," or "organic," when it may only be tap water. 

What people may not...

Food Fraud

POSTED: William PinilisJune 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM / Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

Most people go about their daily lives not paying too much attention to what is in their food. Although writers like Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan have certainly made us think in the last decade or so. The fact is, even if we think we know what's in our food, we may be getting hoodwinked by food...

Takata Airbag Recall

On Tuesday, Japanese airbag maker Takata finally admitted that their airbags are defective, after six deaths and over 100 injuries were linked to a flaw that caused the bags to deploy violently and explode, sending metal shrapnel into the car.

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