South China Morning Post reporters have featured in this year's Consumer Rights Awards. Reporter Patsy Moy claimed the bronze award for a feature story about credit card issuers and the problems that arise when people get deeper into debt because the issuer has overextended their line of credit. Raymond Ma's story in the Sunday Morning Post about a rack-like machine that claimed to make users taller received a merit in the news category. The machine has since been banned from the market. A total of 27 prizes were awarded. Two Ming Pao reporters won gold for their news report about bacteria-infested fish stalls. Sing Tao won the gold award in the features section with a story about 'the deadly mixing of Chinese and western medicine'. Started five years ago, the Consumer Rights Reporting Awards is jointly organised by the Consumer Council and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. There are four categories: news, features, television and for broadcasting. Each category has a gold, silver and bronze prize, and several other merits. Among the prize-givers were Cheung Ping-ling, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Larry Kwok Lam-kwong, vice-chairman for the Consumer Council, and Edward Chen Kwan-yiu, former chairman of the Consumer Council.