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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Stay Warm This Winter with the Right Firewood

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Burning firewood is a good option to keep your home warm through the winter months. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture advises consumers to consider the type of wood, its origin and quantity before making that purchase.

“Firewood is sold all over the state by vendors operating at varying levels – from large-volume vendors selling to commercial retailers like grocery and convenience stores, to smaller mom and pop operations selling firewood along the roadside,” said Jere Jeter, State Forester and Assistant Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office says be Weather Wise about Fire Safety during Winter’s Coldest Months

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN - As winter weather rolls through the Volunteer State leaving a trail of frozen pipes, power outages and house fires in its wake, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans how crucial it is to keep fire safety in mind during the winter months.

“Brutally cold weather can drastically increase fire risks during what is already a peak season for residential fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is crucial to make fire safety a priority in and around our homes to avoid the devastation that can accompany frigid temperatures.” «Read the rest of this article»

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CPSC reports CoScentrix to expand Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports DD Brand Candles are being recalled by CoScentrix because the high flame on the candle can ignite the surface wax causing a possible fire hazard.

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

DD brand 12-ounce Mason jar candle

DD brand 12-ounce Mason jar candle

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CPSC reports Lenovo recalling Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Lenovo recalling AC Power cords from certain model laptop computers because they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

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

Recalled LS-15 AC power cord.

Recalled LS-15 AC power cord.

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“Get Alarmed Tennessee” program marks Two-Year Anniversary Thanksgiving Day

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN — As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving Day this week, the occasion marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of the State Fire Marshal’s Office “Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke-alarm distribution program, which has helped create the single largest fire mortality rate reduction in state history.

On November 27th, 2012, the State Fire Marshal’s Office began the “Get Alarmed Tennessee” program by giving the program’s first 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to the Elizabethton Fire Department in Elizabethton,Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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CPSC reports CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports DD Brand Candles are being recalled by CoScentrix because the service wax can ignite with a high flame posing a fire hazard. DD Brand Candles are sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby.

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

DD brand 5-ounce Mason jar candle.

DD brand 5-ounce Mason jar candle.

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CoScentrix Recalls Candles in Metal Tins Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Candles in Metal Tins are being recalled by CoScentrix because the candle’s surface can ignite causing a fire hazard. These candles were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby.

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

CoScentrix “DD” Candle

CoScentrix “DD” Candle

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General Motors recalls over 180,00 vehicles because Driver’s Master Power Window Switch may Short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.

Fluid may enter the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

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Chrysler recalls over 600,000 vehicles because Vanity Lamp may short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5th, 2010, through December 11th, 2013.

In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed.

 

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

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CPSC reports Lithonia Lighting recalling Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Emergency Lights are being recalled by Lithonia Lighting because the circuit board 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.

Recalled Quantum ELM light fixture

Recalled Quantum ELM light fixture

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