On Your Side: South St. Paul dealership's BBB rating rebounds

  • Updated: November 26, 2011 - 6:31 PM

An auto dealership that saw its Better Business Bureau rating plummet from A-plus to F in October is back in the bureau's good graces, according to a recent BBB statement.

The BBB had lowered its rating of South St. Paul-based Fury Motors, asserting that the business failed to prominently disclose terms of certain offers and didn't promptly address all of the bureau's concerns.

Jim Leonard, co-owner of Fury Motors, said the dealership corrected advertising over which it had direct control, but because there was no way to add disclosures to some advertising on third-party websites such as CarSoup.com, pricing was changed to make the offer available to anybody, subject to credit approval.

After explaining the solution to the bureau, the BBB restored Fury's A-plus rating.

FEDS: TOYS SAFER IN 2011

At the start of the holidays, the feds want us to know that toys are safer than ever.

Third-party testing, higher standards, lower limits on lead and other hazards have contributed to fewer toy recalls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported last week. There were 34 recalls in fiscal 2011, down from 46 in 2010.

About 181,500 children were treated for toy-related injuries in 2010. Nearly half of 17 toy-related fatalities in 2010 resulted from choking. Non-motorized scooters accounted for the most injuries.

JANE FRIEDMANN

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