Are your financial documents being forged? CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.
Plus, reported sunscreen burns and the problem with faking food allergies
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.
Heads up, parents
Could this picture be more upsetting? The baby's mom says she developed a second-degree burn on her face a day after wearing Banana Boat sunscreen. The company says it could be an allergic reaction. Health Canada says it received 26 reports about the sunscreen last month, and 14 involved claims that using the sunscreen resulted in burned or blistered skin.
When banks forge your signature
It's more common than you think, according to bank employees. Some say sales staff often forge and photocopy customer signatures and even use Wite-Out to conceal information. Former bank employees say they doctored documents to run unauthorized credit checks and sign up clients for insurance they didn't want, all to meet sales targets.
Changing your restaurant order
Do you fake food allergies in restaurants to get your order just right? People who actually have serious food allergies are fed up. They worry those food fibs could compel restaurant staff to stop taking all allergy claims seriously. And for some that could be a life-or-death situation.
Bad news, frequent fliers
The chief of U.S Homeland Security is considering a ban on all laptops and tablets for all international flights to and from the U.S. It would extend the ban already in place for U.S. flights to and from 10 airports, mostly in the Middle East. Better pack a book.
What else is going on?
- The week in recalls: Check your baby wipes, parents. This brand of wipes may contain mould. And this age-defying serum may be contaminated with a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- This recall of Ardene jewelry has been cancelled, due to problems with the original testing equipment.
- Bud benefits: Major Canadian employers may be considering covering marijauna in their health benefits.