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Motion Sensing Security Lights Recalled by HeathCo due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:15
Internal wiring on the lights, which were sold only at Home Depot, can be damaged during installation, bulb replacement or adjustment.

Burlington Coat Factory Agrees to $1.5 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Drawstrings in Children's Outerwear and for Selling Recalled Outerwear

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 09:00
The penalty is the highest that CPSC has assessed for violations involving children's upper outerwear with drawstrings.

CPSC Sues Maxfield & Oberton Over Hazardous Buckyballs and Buckycube Desk Toys

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 17:30
CPSC sues Maxfield & Oberton over hazardous Buckyballs and Buckycubes. Children & teens injured, needed surgery.

Kolcraft Recalls Contours Tandem Strollers Due to Fall and Choking Hazards

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Tue, 07/24/2012 - 10:30
The Options LT tandem stroller's front wheel can break. Also, the basket's support hardware can detach.

Peg Perego Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Entrapment and Strangulation; One Child Death Reported

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Tue, 07/24/2012 - 10:30
An infant can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become trapped.

Port Surveillance News: CPSC Takes Safety to the Front Lines, Prevents More Than 360,000 Violative Units from Reaching Consumers in 2nd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:00
CPSC port investigators identified and stopped more than 300 different consumer products that violated U.S. safety rules or were found to be hazardous, including children's toys and sleepwear, fireworks and mattresses.

Here's how to become a home inspector - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 00:10

Here's how to become a home inspector
NewsOK.com
The first thing to keep in mind if you become a home inspector is liability. Homebuyers will base a major purchase decision on your findings. They will rely on your expertise to inform them of conditions that could affect the safety of occupants and ...

Ask the Inspector: Hot days - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 00:06

Ask the Inspector: Hot days
Leader-Telegram
When bad weather - extreme heat in summer or cold in winter - comes between an inspector and an exhaustive assessment of every part of the property, it should be noted in their report. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and ...

Lots of homeowners failing Citizens inspections - MyFox Tampa Bay

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 17:33

Lots of homeowners failing Citizens inspections
MyFox Tampa Bay
That's why Allan Schwartz was so anxious when a home inspector visited Friday. "I think it's normal for anybody to be nervous," he offered. The nerves were because his insurance company, Citizens, ordered a new inspection of his home. The state-run ...

Club Car Recalls Golf and Transport Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:00
The fuel hose can separate from the fuel tank on five models of year 2012 vehicles. This poses a fire hazard.

Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Power Strips Due to Fire Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:00
These "Lush Life"-brand 6-outlet power strips, sold in four patterns, fail to meet federal fire standards. In addition, undersized wires pose a risk of shock.

Children's Beach Chairs Recalled by Downeast Concepts Due to Laceration Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:00
The folding chair's exposed, sharp metal rivets can cut kids. A 21-month-old girl fell on the chair, cut herself and had to have stitches.

Midsummer Drowning Checkup: 90 Child Drownings Nationwide since Memorial Day

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:00
65 of those children were younger than 5. Another 106 required emergency response in near-drowning incidents. Join Pool Safely Day and learn safety steps around pools and spas.

STAFF PICK | HOME RENOVATION SLIDESHOW AT LIBRARY - Kansas City Star

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:38

Kansas City Star

STAFF PICK | HOME RENOVATION SLIDESHOW AT LIBRARY
Kansas City Star
Who'll like this: Enthusiasts of old houses, DIY, mission-impossible tales and love stories (Spoiler alert: Now Tanner is a licensed home inspector, and he and his girlfriend, Jill, married in the house. “This Old House” magazine featured their ...

TRUMPF Medical Systems Recalls Television Mounting System Due to Falling Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 15:30
The arm joints on the television mounting system do not have a washer at the top joint which can result in excessive wear of the stop pins on the arm. This can allow the arm system and items connected to the arm to fall and injure the user or bystanders.

Homefix: Remedying 'street creep' - Taunton Daily Gazette

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:14

Homefix: Remedying 'street creep'
Taunton Daily Gazette
I have a friend who is the friend of a home inspector, and he told me the street could cause problems for the home. He did not elaborate, so I thought maybe you could tell me what problems I could be buying into. A: What your friend's friend was ...

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Samuel Lawrence Furniture Expands Recall of Sleigh Beds Due to Fall Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00
The headboard and footboard can loosen or detach on Bordeaux Collection full and twin sleigh beds. This poses a fall hazard.

Trampolines Recalled by Panline USA Due to Fall Hazard

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 09:00
Alex model Little Jumpers trampolines recalled. The handlebar on the toddler-sized trampoline can break.

Homefix: Remedying 'street creep' - Ventura County Star

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 02:02

Homefix: Remedying 'street creep'
Ventura County Star
I have a friend who is the friend of a home inspector, and he told me the street could cause problems for the home. He did not elaborate, so I thought maybe you could tell me what problems I could be buying into. A: What your friend's friend was ...

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Homefix: Remedying 'street creep' - The Republic

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:54

Homefix: Remedying 'street creep'
The Republic
I have a friend who is the friend of a home inspector, and he told me the street could cause problems for the home. He did not elaborate, so I thought maybe you could tell me what problems I could be buying into. — A: What your friend's friend was ...

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