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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Teach Children Fire safety at an Early Age

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. It’s a nationwide problem that the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office hopes parents will address by following some simple safety tips.

“We urge parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of playing with fire, to prevent child injuries, fire deaths and fire-setting behavior,” said Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain the dangers and that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Nissan recalling over 460,000 Rogue vehicles due to possible electrical short, fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7th, 2007, to November 26th, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23rd, 2013, to July 2nd, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.

2013 Nissan Rogue is one of the model years being recalled by Nissan.

2013 Nissan Rogue is one of the model years being recalled by Nissan.

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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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