Recently on Consumerist...
As seen in private arbitration: Consumerist reader Jeff had completely forgotten about that cute Stormtrooper Snuggie someone gave him for Christmas. He finally opened the box to find the Star Wars-themed sleeved blanket, and a slip of paper notifying him he had given up his right to sue the Snuggie’s manufacturer.
"Dieselgate" round 2: The Environmental Protection Agency is accusing another carmaker, Fiat Chrysler, of using “defeat device” software to skirt emission standards in more than 100,000 vehicles.
Good & bad news: Now that the American Apparel brand has been bought by Canada’s Gildan, what’s to become of the company’s factories, which employ thousands of workers? There is at least one potential buyer for the company’s Garden Grove, CA, knitting and dyeing operation: textile company Broncs Inc.
A friend in need…: The money from a multibillion-dollar federal program to help unemployed and underemployed workers in certain states hold onto their homes failed to reach some of the people who needed the most help.
Quality for a price: Even though eBay is really just a middle-man, giving buyers and sellers a platform to transact business, it doesn’t want those buyers being conned into paying for counterfeit items, or sellers unloading potentially illegal knockoffs.