Vegetables to avoid and a new scam alert: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

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Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.

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Bad vegetables

grocery store

If you’re not feeling so great, it could be something you ate. (CBC)

Time to hit the farmers’ market.

Four provinces have been hit with an outbreak of cyclosporiasis, a nasty foodborne illness (with symptoms that can last seven weeks and are kind of the opposite of this).

Imported produce is the suspected culprit.

Heads up, parents

Stroller recall

Walk, don’t run, to return your stroller if it’s on the list. (Health Canada)

If jogging with the kiddos is your thing, watch out:12,000 jogging strollers were recalled this week.

Why? Because the front wheel can go flying and put your kid at risk.

There have been more than 200 injuries reported in the U.S.

Probably not the way you want to get your heart rate up.

Why you should ghost from this party

BBB warns of pyramid scheme

This party sucks. (Shutterstock / Syda Productions)

If you get invited to a party called a ‘Women’s Financial Circle,’ ‘Women’s Financial Collective’ or ‘Women’s Wisdom Circle’ you might want to RSVP “Hells no.”

Uh, because it’s a scam.

The BBB is tracking a fresh crop of the old scam targeting affluent ladies in B.C.

Rent. Repeat. Retire.

Kristy Shen Bryce Leung homeownership

Don’t hate the players, hate the game. (CBC)

These 30-somethings are retired, and spend their time travelling around the world.

Yeah, if their story doesn’t inspire you as much as make that vein in your head start to throb, you’re not alone.

But here’s their secret: They think it’s crazy to buy a house.

What you need to know about pain meds and pregnancy


More advice for pregnant women. (Francis Dean/Corbis/Getty)

New research has found a possible link between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and behavioural problems in kids.

Or, to translate: If you’re pregnant, and being constantly bombarded with advice gives you a headache, watch what you take for it.

On TV: Behind the investigations: How we use hidden cameras

Jerry Bance pours mug into sink

We still can’t believe some of what we caught on hidden camera. (CBC)

Sometimes, we need to go undercover to expose an important story.

From “peegate” to dirty hotels and oil change scams, we show you what went into our Top 5 hidden camera busts and why we hid the cameras to get you the goods.

Watch it again on TV this weekend or online now.


Vegetables to avoid and a new scam alert: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

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