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Kia Motors America recalls over 290,000 vehicles due to possible Engine Fire occurring while Driving

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles.

An engine compartment fire can occur while driving. An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.

2015 Kia Forte is one of the models being recall.

2015 Kia Forte is one of the models being recall.

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Epson Recalls Power Adapters Sold with Epson Scanners Due to Burn, Fire Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Epson is recalling power adapters sold with Epson V-series (V30/V33/V37/V300/V330/V370) scanners.

The recalled adapters are black with a power cord that connects to the scanner and to an electrical outlet.

“EPSON” and internal part code “EADP-16CB B” are printed on the label of the adaptor.

The recalled Epson adapter bears the internal part code “EADP-16CB B".

The recalled Epson adapter bears the internal part code “EADP-16CB B”.

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Kia recalls over 200,000 vehicles because ABS Module May Short Circuit

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

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General Motors recalls over 350,000 Pickups because Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.

An intermittent electrical connection between the B+ battery cable and the alternator could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The intermittent connection could also lead to electrical arcing, which could generate sufficient heat to damage surrounding material, increasing the risk of a fire.

Certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being recalled because a Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire.

Certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being recalled because a Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire.

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Ford recalls over 490,000 Pickups because Seat Belt Pretensioner Deployment could cause a Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 SuperCrew Cab vehicles with carpet flooring.

If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Certain 2017-2019 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

Certain 2017-2019 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles with carpet flooring. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area.

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CPSC reports Ronson Brand Tech Torch Recalled by Zippo Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Zippo recalling Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start due to fire hazard.

The torch is a red utility lighter with a black rubber handle, black trigger and metal nozzle. It is packaged with a Ronson butane fuel can.

Ronson is printed on top of the torch and Tech Torch is printed on the base of the product.

Zippo recalls Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start due to Fire Hazard.

Zippo recalls Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start due to Fire Hazard.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Guidance on Power Reconnection Following Floods

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN –  As recovery from February’s flooding continues, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is working with local power companies to help safely restore power to homes in flood-affected areas and reminding consumers to focus on fire and electrical safety during this period.

Unprecedented rainfall in February caused flooding across Tennessee, resulting in Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently issuing a flood-related Executive Order. Since February 23rd, 2019, 83 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have reported flood damages and impacts, along with 19 counties issuing State of Emergency declarations.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Candle Fires Caused $13M in Damages, Claimed Eight Lives since 2013

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Decorations can help turn every Scrooge into a Santa, but care must be taken to ensure that a home’s décor is fire safe. To decrease the risk of a home fire, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that popular holiday decorations, like candles and string lights, can cause tragedy when not used properly.

During the five-year period of 2013-2017 in Tennessee, candles were reported to have caused 385 residential structure fires, eight civilian deaths, 28 civilian injuries, six firefighter injuries and $13 million in fire loss, according to SFMO data. 

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is urging parents to talk to their kids about the safe uses of matches and lighters, while ensuring these tools are stored in a secure location out of children’s reach and sight. While matches and lighters are useful resources to adults, curious children may use them to unintentionally start fires. 

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 can still be found and represent a potential threat to lives and property.

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety During Deadliest Week For Fire Deaths

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State: The second week of January.

SFMO data shows that Tennessee has averaged 3.6 fire deaths (29 in eight years) during the second week of January since 2010. This is the highest number of fire deaths for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week.

House fires can be prevented.

House fires can be prevented.

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