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Friday, September 26, 2014
State Gaming Officials Issue Warning about Bogus “Winning” Lottery Tickets Being Sold
  The Gaming Division is warning consumers that a person or persons in the Bridgeport and Norwalk areas are selling instant lottery tickets that have been altered to appear to be winning tickets, when in fact they are losing tickets and have no value...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Department and Attorney General Urge Home Depot Customers to Report Misuse, Take Advantage of Free Identity Protection and Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
  Commissioner William M. Rubenstein and Attorney General George Jepsen today advised all Connecticut residents who have shopped at Home Depot stores since April to take advantage of the free services being offered by the retailer in the wake of the massive data breach...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Window Guards and Other Precautions can Prevent Accidental Falls
  The Department is issuing a reminder that taking precautions around windows can help prevent accidental falls...

Friday, September 05, 2014
Department of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Recall of Lead-Tainted Children’s Sunglasses
  The Department is alerting parents and caregivers to a new recall of children’s sunglasses that have been deemed unsafe due lead. These glasses should be immediately taken away from children and returned to the importer...


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