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Recalls: Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks

August 19, 2009
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The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is notifying consumers about a voluntary recall announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of  “Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks.”   The recalled toys were sold nationwide in mass merchandise retailers, including Toys ‘R Us and on the web at www.littletikes.com This product was manufactured in China...

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The Healthcare Consumer shops for hearing aids

August 19, 2009
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If you’re in the age group that is just now beginning to regret listening to those loud rock concerts of your youth, you’re in good company. About one in six boomers have a hearing loss according to the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit educational group financed by the hearing aid industry. The AARP reports...

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Back to school suggestion: Pulse Smartpen

August 18, 2009
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Back to school suggestion: Pulse Smartpen

If your son or daughter is going into high school, college or graduate school there is one present I can recommend without any hesitation: the digital Pulse Smartpen by Livescribe — $150 to $200 depending on the size of the memory. Using special paper, the Pulse pen takes digital images of what you write and...

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Courant trying to salvage reputation by publishing Sleepy's investigation column

August 18, 2009
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Embarrassed by public disclosure that Courant management – for the first time in its history – is holding up a story of a state investigation into one of its prime advertisers, the nation’s oldest newspaper is now scrambling to get it into print. The column was written by me last month, was scheduled to...

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