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By - Richard Meier

Dangerous Effects of Water on Appliances and Electronics

[updated 10/22/2018] A year later and this information is still relevant. Our home state of Florida is just beginning the long recovery process from the deadly impact of Hurricane Michael and it appears that with a warming climate, water related weather events are becoming more frequent and more powerful. As we speak, the Texas hill country is bracing for yet

By - Richard Meier

Is St. Petersburg Going Solar?

According to an article today in the Tampa Bay Times, there is currently a proposal in the St. Pete city council to make solar power mandatory on new home construction and major renovations.  If passed, it would make St. Pete the second city in Florida to require solar power, after South Miami. As with the introduction of any new

By - Richard Meier

Latest Fire Related Consumer Product Recalls

The following products have been recalled by their manufacturers/retailers… Fred’s Recalls Charcoal Grills Due to Fire Hazard 212        Living Traditions Mini Barrel Charcoal Grill Name of product:  Mini barrel charcoal grills Hazard:  The exterior paint on the grill can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Sweet Bamboo Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard 409     

By - Richard Meier

Latest Fire Related Vehicle Recalls

KTM North America, Inc. is recalling an unspecified number of 690 Duke model motorcycles. On affected motorcycles, fuel can leak from the filler cap. 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

By - Richard Meier

Fire Related Consumer Product Recalls

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.  

By - Richard Meier

This Week’s Fire Related Vehicle Recalls

  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