In Hawaii, developers succeeded in extending a state law that thwarts local authorities from adopting their own fire sprinkler requirements. Their celebration party was cancelled after a fatal fire in a Honolulu hi-rise building with no sprinklers made the national news.
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KTM North America, Inc. is recalling an unspecified number of 690 Duke model motorcycles. On affected motorcycles, fuel can leak from the filler cap.
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V388-9062.PDF Note: While not specifically mentioned in the recall, a fuel leak generally presents a fire hazard.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling an unspecified number of 2014-2015 Coachmen RV, Cross Country and Encounter, and 2014-2018 Coachmen RV Mirada and Mirada Select recreational vehicles. Vehicles equipped with the residential refrigerator have exposed wire ends, creating a fire hazard.
Lakota Corporation is recalling (152) 2018 Colt camping trailers. The furnace flue may not have been installed properly, allowing furnace exhaust to vent into the trailer’s living quarters.
Honda has recalled (1,148,466) 2013-2016 Accords passenger cars. The case for a battery sensor may leak, leading to a short circuit and fire.
Keystone RV Company is recalling (142) 2018 Dutchmen Coleman travel trailers. The vehicles may have incorrect wiring connectors at the air conditioner junction box, causing a fire risk.
A recently published study shows that many jurors decide verdicts based on their perception of the expert’s experience and qualifications – rather than their perception and understanding of the scientific rigor of the expert’s methods. Further, mock jurors in the live study did not place a higher weight on testing evidence in making their decisions, even when they were specifically told that the experts testing methods were not validated by science.
Lumicentro Internacional and Home Depot recall (10,500) Crystal Chandeliers for fire and burn hazards
Halogen bulbs installed in the chandeliers can melt or ignite parts of the fixture, creating fire and burn hazards.
Thor Motor Coach has recalled (148) 2018 Outlaw 29H Motorhomes. A 15 amp fuse was installed in place of a 2 amp fuse for the awning circuit, creating a fire risk.
Entegra Coach has recalled (174) 2012-2015 Cornerstone Motorhomes. The engine starter may malfunction and overheat, creating a fire hazard.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles has recalled (35) 2017 Wonder W24MB Motorhomes. The water heater door blocks the furnace air intake, causing it to melt and creating a fire hazard.
Newmar Corporation has recalled (210) 2012-2015 King Aire and Essex Motorhomes. On certain motorhomes, the retaining ring on the starter shaft may break, causing overheating of the starter and the risk of a fire.