Recently on Consumerist...
Great moments in badvertising: We’re used to fake news websites peddling sketchy dietary supplements, but we stumbled on one site that quadruples down on the fiction, attributing utterly made-up endorsements to bona fide stars of stage, screen, sports, and science.
Leaky toys: CloudPets “smart” toys have leaked more than two million voice recordings and other personal data for anyone on the internet to grab.
So thirsty: When Keurig discontinued its Rivo brewer last year, the company said customers would still be able to purchase espresso pods in its online store. Soon after, however, customers started bumping into “out of stock” notices almost everywhere online. What's the deal?
Knowledge is power: A new lawsuit claims that five automakers knew Takata airbags were dangerous, and yet they used them anyway.
Shorter lines: Brands like JCPenney, Sears, and Macy’s have had to shutter large swaths of stores in the face of declining foot traffic. Yet, those customers who continue to shop at brick-and-mortar retailers appear to be happier about the experience.