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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Launches “Be a Good Elf” Holiday Safety Campaign

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – ‘Tis the season for cheerful decorations, family gatherings, and…home fires? Unfortunately, the holiday season means greater risks of fire hazards as homeowners spend more time indoors in kitchens and installing electrical holiday decorations.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today a new safety campaign to spread awareness of holiday fire risks and the ways they can be avoided. The campaign was launched in response to an annual increase of home fires during the holiday season.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal Offers Halloween Fire Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With Halloween fast approaching, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants to remind Tennesseans to take simple safety precautions to keep this year’s Halloween festivities both fun and fire-free.

“Halloween can be an exciting time for kids and adults alike, but Tennessee revelers should pay close attention to hazards posed by candles, decorations, and costumes,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

Keep Halloween Safe by following a few Safety Tips.

Keep Halloween Safe by following a few Safety Tips.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal says Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Young firesetters cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters, and are most likely to die in them.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office warns Tennesseans of the risk associated with children and fire-starting items, especially novelty lighters.

Novelty lighters resembling children’s toys can attract curious kids who may see these items as fun, but may not recognize them as potential fire hazards. While Tennessee banned the sale of novelty lighters in 2008, these products still represent a potential threat to lives and property.

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

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CPSC announces Auldey Toys recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports this recall involves yellow USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys.

The toy is shaped like ball with two blades on top, wings on the side and measures about 3 ½ inches tall by 5 inches wide. They are operated by a small one-channel remote control unit.

The following item numbers are included in the recall: YW859110-2, YW859110-3, YW859110-5, YW859110-6 or TTYW859110-5.

Sky Rover Toys are being recalled by Auldey Toys due to fire hazard.

Sky Rover Toys are being recalled by Auldey Toys due to fire hazard.

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Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Toshiba is recalling Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops.

The battery packs were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair. Battery packs included in this recall have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). Part numbers are printed on the battery pack.

A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm’s website at http://go.toshiba.com/battery

Location of battery pack part number

Location of battery pack part number

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Microsoft Recalls AC Power Cords for Surface Pro Devices Due to Fire, Shock Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Microsoft is recalling AC power cords for it’s Surface Pro Devices. This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before March 15th, 2015.

Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case with the product name on the back of the device toward the bottom. Surface Pro 3 computers have a silver case with “Windows 8 Pro” on the back of the device under the kickstand.

Recalled Microsoft ac power cord – no sleeve.

Recalled Microsoft ac power cord – no sleeve.

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CPSC reports Carrier recalls Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps for Repair

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Carrier Corporation is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps for repair due to fire hazard.

This recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of the 2007 recall.

Carrier PTAC - PTHP unit

Carrier PTAC – PTHP unit

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to always keep natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees watered in order to avoid the fire risk created when they are allowed to dry out.

“A dry tree is a dangerous tree,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Deputy Commissioner Gary West. “Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and create a fire hazard.”

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CPSC reports Cooper Lighting recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Cooper Lighting is recalling fluorescent lighting fixtures because the socket can overheat causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

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CPSC reports Lenovo expands Battery Pack recall for ThinkPad Notebooks due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports ThinkPad Notebook computer Battery Packs are getting recalled by Lenovo because the Battery Packs can overhead causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Lenovo battery pack

Lenovo battery pack

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