The time changed. You changed your clocks. Did you change the battery in smoke alarm? Also important, how old is your smoke alarm? They need to be replaced after 10 year. If the manufacturing date (on the back) is 10 or more years ago, or it has a date code or no indication at all, REPLACE IT! I am a
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[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
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. http://www.tampabay.com/news/growth/st-petersburg-proposal-would-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes-and-major/2335594 As with the introduction of any new
Having working home smoke alarms can increase your odds of surviving a fire by 50%. We’ve created a handy infographic with information for homeowners on smoke detector safety.
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
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
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. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Lumicentro-Internacional-with-Home-Depot-Recalls-Crystal-Chandeliers
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. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V381-6398.PDF Entegra Coach has recalled (174) 2012-2015 Cornerstone Motorhomes. The engine starter may malfunction and overheat, creating a fire hazard. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V384-4976.PDF Triple E Recreational Vehicles has
Here’s some tips for keeping safe this 4th of July.