Another emissions scandal and dangerous avocados: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus, the cost of free online promotions and how to deal with condo boards
If you've been too busy to follow the consumer news this week, here's our cheat sheet. And you can get the Marketplace newsletter in your inbox every week.
GM accused of emissions cheating
A class-action suit in the U.S. alleges that the Silverado and Sierra diesel trucks "emit two to five times the legal limits of deadly NOx [nitrogen oxide] pollutants." Meanwhile, here's where the Canadian class-action suit against Volkswagen over similar issues stands.
Worst destination wedding ever?
Free 'trial offers' could cost you
Who runs your condo board?
What else is going on?
- A pet owner in Regina found hot dogs stuffed with razor shards in her backyard. Her three dogs fortunately didn't eat them.
- The week in recalls: Watch where you sit. Graco recalled 1,393 car seats with defective harness restraints.
- Make sure your office chair or new Pier 1 furniture checks out too.
- If you're in the mood for Chinese food, keep an eye out for these recalled chicken egg rolls.