T-Mobile Sells New Phone Loaded With Porn

T-Mobile Sells New Phone Loaded With Porn

Taking a page from Comcast, T-Mobile sold Shelby Hinds a phone containing 60 images from an online porn gallery associated with another user’s account. Shelby purchased the phone from a T-Mobile kiosk at Walmart, where she “watched the salesman take the wrapping off two new phones and program them. ” T-Mobile said the porn was Shelby’s fault:

…the representative on the phone told her the only way the phone could have those images was if she took the photos herself or if the pictures were sent to her in a text message.

Shelby brought the smut phone to a T-Mobile store, where the employees said they had “never seen a problem like this before.” T-Mobile is now attributing the porn to a “technical glitch,” and will replace the phone free of charge and waive Shelby’s activation fees. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

"New" Comcast DVR Is, Predictably, Full Of Porn

"New" Comcast DVR Is, Predictably, Full Of Porn

If you have kids in your house, and Comcast or Time Warner Cable or whichever cable company you have sends you a DVR, here are is the first thing you’ll need to do:

Thomas The Poisonous Tank Engine Recall Fallout Continues

Thomas The Poisonous Tank Engine Recall Fallout Continues

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article about the process of assigning blame in the recent Thomas the Tank Engine recall debacle. Whose fault is it? The company that outsourced the manufacturing to China, RC2? The company that holds the rights to Thomas the Tank Engine, HIT Entertainment? Both? Neither?

Recall Round-Up: The Toy Is Full Of Kerosene And Other Adventures

Recall Round-Up: The Toy Is Full Of Kerosene And Other Adventures

The jewel decorations on the shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: About 1,800 Manufactured in: China

1.5 Million Thomas & Friends Toys Recalled Due To Lead Paint From China

1.5 Million Thomas & Friends Toys Recalled Due To Lead Paint From China

Way to go, China! You’ve turned our “Chinese Poison Train” into something literal. Good job!

Roller Shoes Send 1600 Uncoordinated People To The Emergency Room

Roller Shoes Send 1600 Uncoordinated People To The Emergency Room

Here’s a shocking update, putting little wheels on the bottom of your shoes is dangerous. No! Yes! 1600 emergency room visits last year were blamed on roller shoes or “heelys.” For those of you not familiar with “heelys” they’re the wheeled shoe that sends children floating past you like the nun in Blues Brothers as you walk around Target shopping for paper towels and Diet Coke.

Recall Round-Up: Your Toddler Could Be Drowning Right Now

Recall Round-Up: Your Toddler Could Be Drowning Right Now

Let’s all do the safety dance, it’s time for the CPSC Recall Round-Up:

Get Ready To Show ID When Buying Cough Syrup

Get Ready To Show ID When Buying Cough Syrup

In a move that we still haven’t processed the logic behind, Stop and Shop will now require young people to prove they are 18 by showing ID before buying cough medicines that contain Dextromethorphan. Cough syrups, for example Robitussin, will produce a hallucinogenic experience if, say, one was to drink the entire bottle. Also, you might die.

Lead Poisoning/Choking Hazard Recall Round Up

Lead Poisoning/Choking Hazard Recall Round Up

There have been quite a few lead poisoning and choking hazard related recalls lately, so we thought we’d just round them up for you. Here they are: