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.
Here’s some tips for keeping safe this 4th of July.
American Promotional Events is recalling approximately (36,100) units of their TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks product.
The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
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.
The following are some articles related to the Grenfell Tower fire in London…
London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower
‘Grenfell changes everything’: Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK
Grenfell Tower fire: Police considering manslaughter charges
Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked Grenfell Tower fire
Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire safety concerns grow in wake of Grenfell Tower blaze
There’s a bill currently sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk (HB 1021) that, if signed, will affect the how building codes are adopted. It’s not clear at this point how fire safety will be affected in the future. We will, however, keep an eye on the codes as they are updated.
Florida has currently adopted the International Code Council’s Florida Building Code, 5th edition (2014), and the National Fire Protection Association’s Florida Fire Prevention Code, 5th Edition (2014).
The following manufacturers have recalled vehicles for fire related problems.
Columbia Northwest, Inc. has recalled (40) 2017 and 2018 Aliner Ascape trailers. The LP gas bottle trays may be attached to the frames with the wrong fasteners, which could become loose from the trailer during travel. This could lead to loose connections and a fire or explosion.
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V330-2955.PDF Continue reading “Fire Related Vehicle Recalls”
What happens when lawmakers ignore the work of fire investigators? Could this incredible tragedy be avoided?
Here’s what we know now (11am EST):
At just before 1am (London Time) this morning, a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a public housing tower in North Kensington, London, England. The 24 -story Grenfell Tower, originally built in 1974, has approximately 120 individual apartment style units. The tower underwent a $11,000,000 (8.7 million pound) refurbishment, which was completed in May of 2016. The refurbishment did not include the installation of a fire sprinkler system. Continue reading “London Grenfell Towerblock Fire -is lawmaker failure to blame?”