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Tea Kettles being Recalled due to Burn Hazard

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Martha Stewart Collection Enamel on Steel Tea Kettle

[Best Syndication News] Both of Copco's Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and the Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles are being recalled voluntarily because the handle on the tea kettle could come loose and cause a burn hazard. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers that own the tea kettles to stop using them immediately, unless the distributor says otherwise.

The distributor of the tea kettles have received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed with on person suffering a minor burn on the hands.

There are around 132,000 units that have been sold under two brand names. The Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. has the Bristol model of tea kettle being recalled, while the Martha Stewart Collection® named Enameled Steel Tea Kettles are being recalled. The enamel finishes were sold in white, crème, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.

The were sold at Macy's and Linen 'n Things along with online and mail order from October 2005 through January 2010. They retailed for around $35.

Lysol Steam Mop Recalled – Burn and Laceration Dangers

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Lysol Steam Cleaning Mop Recalled

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall with Lysol for their steam cleaning mop because of a possibilty of the hot water mixture could burst from the housing container and cause the user burns and lacerations.

The distributor of the mop is Conair Corporation with the brand name of Lysol on the mop. There are approxiametly 162,000 mops that have been recalled. If you own this mop the CPSC recommend to not use the mop unless the manufacturer instructs otherwise.

The manufacturer had received 14 reports of the water spurting out with force from the water reservoir. Out of these complaints, two people had received minor burns which they sought out medical attention for the injury.

Either use a Reusable Shopping Bag or Pay a Fee for Disposable Plastic or Paper Bag in Washington DC

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[Best Syndication News] With the ringing in of the New Year, came a new surcharge for using disposable paper or plastic bags in Washington D.C. This is the first major city in the United States to impose a surcharge of 5 cents per each bag that we have become accustomed to getting for free. This is likely to become a trend across the country other cities have made adjustments to try to get rid of plastic bags that can take up to 100 years to decompose.

In San Francisco, California they have banned the use of plastic bags in 2007. You won't find plastic bags in Malibu or Oakland California either as they to have banned the use of plastic bags used by retailers.

These changes have started on a trend for consumers to bring their own Reusable Shopping Bag. In the case of the Washington DC customers, it might be motivated by economics, while with others it has been an effort to reduce pollution.

IKEA LEOPARD Baby Highchair Recall – Fall risk and Choking Hazard

IKEA LEOPARD Baby Highchair Recall – Fall risk and Choking Hazard

IKEA Leopard Highchair being Recalled

[Best Syndication News] There are around 600 LEOPARD Highchairs that were sold by IKEA that are being voluntarily recalled because a baby could fall out and choke. The recall was announced by the CPSC government agency along with IKEA.

There have been 11 reports of failed snap locks that hold the baby in place. Only one report was received were the baby was injured by falling through the frame. The infant had bruised legs. There was one report of a child chewing off a snap lock which is the reason for the risk of a choking hazard. All of the incidents happened outside of the United States.

The recall is for all colors of the LEOPARD highchairs sold as a seat and frame individually. Look underneath the highchair and you will see the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy.” They were sold exclusively at IKEA stores from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60 with the frame selling for $40 and the seat being sold for $20.

Ken Onion Knife Set Becomes Popular Christmas Gift

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11 Piece Ken Onion Knife Set

(Best Syndication News) Along with other popular Christmas items, the Shun Ken knives are hitting the search results at Google. The knife set is ranked #2 in “hot searches” for United States residents.

Sold at Williams Sonoma, Amazon, and other outlets, the knife set is not cheap. But the quality is excellent. William Sonoma is selling the Shun Ken Onion 9 piece knife block set for $974.95. That is a deal when you consider the retail price is $1,536.00. The knife set comes with an attractive knife holding block.

Ergonomically designed by award-winning custom knifmaker, Ken Onion (born 1963), the Sonoma knife set includes the basics: 3" paring knife, 5" utility knife, 7" santoku, 8" chef's knife, 9" bread knife and 10" carving knife, plus a sharpening steel and a bamboo storage block with slots for 11 items. The knife set is made in Japan.

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