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Washington, DC
Reporter — NBC Washington, D.C.

Consumer reporter and anchor for NBC Washington, native Texan y orgullosamente Latina!

Consumer Watch: High Levels of Inorganic Arsenic Found in Rice — Rice comes in lots of varieties -- and it's a common ingredient in many packaged foods. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic.

Safety Commission Proposes New Guidelines For Window Blinds to Prevent Deaths — On average, a child dies every month after getting entangled in window covering cords. News4's Erika Gonzalez spoke with Heather Dautrich and her husband Bill, who consider themselves lucky. Their son, 10-year-old Bobby, got entangled in a cord while playing with his older brother in 2005 and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

When Health Care Open Enrollment Starts, Watch Out for Scams — In a few weeks, open enrollment for health care begins. As you begin shopping around, the News4 Consumer Watch team is warning you of copycat websites and scammers that could be trying to take your money. Here are four ways Consumers Union says to stay safe while shopping for a health plan: 1.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween — It's nearly time to take to the streets for trick-or-treating. But are your kids ready for a night that will be filled with darkness, distracted driving and dangerous speeds? "On Halloween night, we see a doubling of pedestrian fatalities, and we see an increase in injuries because kids are out darting between cars, crossing streets where they usually don't cross," said Kate Carr of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Car Seat Purchasing Guide

How to Safely Shop for Home Security — Door-to-door sales are common among home security companies, but be warned of high-pressure sales -- and your rights as a consumer.

5 Ways to Save on School Supplies

Consumer Watch: Tablets for Back-to-School — Education has embraced technology. The Consumer Electronics Association helped News4 Consumer Reporter Erika Gonzalez break down the cost and tablets geared toward different ages just in time for back...

Identifying Legitimate Door-to-Door Subscription Sales — This time of year, it's not uncommon to find a young adult at your door selling subscriptions to raise money for college, but it may seem fishy. Redman Marketing is the company behind the legitimate solicitations, working with newspapers like the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun and the Maryland Gazette.

Rogue Rentals | NBC4 Washington — Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but if you end up with a rogue rental, you'll end up without a vacation and out of money.
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Dec 18, 2014

Not sure how much to tip/gift give this #holiday season? Psst... take a look at our cheat sheet @nbcwashington…

Dec 18, 2014

Holiday etiquette: who do you tip/gift and how much? NOW @nbcwashington

Dec 17, 2014

It's not every day I get to work with this gem @jimvance4 @nbcwashington There's no greater pro.

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