Consumer 6: Efforts to stop telemarketers calling your home and gun lock recall


Thursday, February 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


They call all hours of the day, trying to sell you a product or service. Telemarketing calls are a big consumer complaint. One Oklahoma lawmaker wants to help citizens stop unwanted calls. State Senator Keith Leftwich introduced a bill this week to create a statewide no-telemarketing-sales-call registry. If the proposed bill becomes law, this is how it would work.

Individuals and businesses who want to block telemarketing calls would call a toll-free number at the Oklahoma State Attorney General's office. Their names would go on a special registry. Any telemarketer that calls a number on the registry 30 days after it is entered would face fines up to $2,000 dollars per call. The state would update the registry each quarter.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is recalling about 400,000 gun locks for replacement. Under certain conditions, the locks can open without a key. The locks have a red vinyl band around the top. The bottom of the lock reads "Project Homesafe,” and “Made in China.” If you have one of these gunlocks, call 1-800-726-6444 or click here to go to the Consumer Products Safety Commission website.

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