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Coco Pops, Tiny Teddies and Smarties classified as healthy by manufacturers

Many foods deemed unhealthy by FSANZ are still being marketed to kids, according to new research.

8 Aug 2014 | Many unhealthy foods are being classified as healthy by manufacturers under the industry's self-regulatory advertising code, allowing the products to be marketed to kids.

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Financial advisers topping the list of unpaid FOS determinations

Over $10m in unpaid fines and no compensation scheme in place

8 Aug 2014 | Over $10m owed to consumers by financial service providers remains unpaid going back to 2010 despite a series of binding FOS determinations.

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Officeworks recalls faulty USB charger

Consumers warned about further faulty USB charger danger.

8 Aug 2014 | Officeworks has recalled a faulty USB charger that could cause serious injury or fire.

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CHOICE cost of living report highlights tough times for many

Who's making ends meet, and who is struggling?

8 Aug 2014 | New research by CHOICE reveals that the bulk of Australian consumers are seriously concerned about increased cost of living pressures, with electricity, fuel and health topping the list.

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Action taken on unsafe cots

Two online retailers have issued recalls, after the ACCC identified safety risks.

7 Aug 2014 | The ACCC cracks down on unsafe cot sales.

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CHOICE renews call for banks to pass savings on to home loan customers

We challenge the banks to pass on an out-of-cycle interest rate cut to consumers.

7 Aug 2014 | With banks enjoying lower funding costs, home loan customers are reporting they've successfully asked their banks for discounts.

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Massive global ID theft nets 1.2 billion passwords

Cyber-attack by Russian criminals targets 420,000 websites, according to US security firm claiming to have discovered the breach.

6 Aug 2014 | US firm Hold Security reveals one of the largest data breaches of all time. Individual and corporate usernames, passwords and email addresses put at risk across the world.

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Hindus' beef with Heinz

Outrage in Hindu community at use of beef and alcohol in Golden Circle juice processing

6 Aug 2014 | Golden Circle, owned by Heinz Australia, has come under fire from the Hindu community after a consumer's inquiry revealed that beef-products and alcohol are used in the production of its juices.

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Weight machines and stretching may increase risk of back pain

Strength and flexibility training are highly recommended, but some forms may be better than others for back pain

6 Aug 2014 | New research has linked weight machines and stretching exercises with lower back pain, suggesting these activities should be approached with caution.

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Pradaxa marketing ploy compromised consumer safety

Manufacturer of blood-thinning stroke drug Pradaxa held back information on how to use the drug safely.

6 Aug 2014 | Confidential documents released in US litigation reveal German multinational drug manufacturer withheld information about the safe use of the drug Pradaxa.

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