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Sears and Kmart announce Thanksgiving Day Doorbuster Sales

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(Best Syndication News) - Sears Holdings announced today that both Sears and Kmart retail stores would be open on Thanksgiving Day in most states. State laws in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and Puerto Rico will not allow for Sears and Kmart to be open on Thanksgiving Day, but will open at 12:30 AM on Black Friday, and in Puerto Rico at Midnight.

Sears stores plan to open their doors at 8 PM (local time) on Thanksgiving Day and will remain open through Friday until 10 PM.

On Thanksgiving Day, Kmart stores will open at 6 AM (local time) until 4 pm and reopen again at 8 PM until 3 AM. Then on Black Friday, Kmart will open at 5 AM and close at 11 PM.

Government Agencies warn of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Other Dangers following Hurricane Sandy

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the US Fire Administration (USFA), are instructing Northeastern residents to be careful as Hurricane Sandy travels north. The power outages can create safety hazards. To stay safe, the government agencies are offering survival tips.

There is a higher risk for carbon monoxide poisoning if residents us gas-powered generators. Burning candles can cause fires. Fallen power lines can cause electrical shock.

Gas-powered generators are often used to provide electricity. The government agencies warn that using the gas-powered generators indoors is dangerous. The generators should never be run in basements, garages, or near the home. The carbon monoxide created is equivalent to several vehicles running in the garage. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly in minutes. People may not be aware that they are being exposed to the gas because it is odorless and colorless.

Stepladders sold at Home Depot recalled after reports of the platform breaking

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(Best Syndication News) - Folding step stools sold exclusively at Home Depot stores are being recalled because the top platform could break while being used. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall issued by Tricam Industries Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minnesota today.

Around 84,000 step stools are being recalled. The Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide between April 2012 through August 2012 at a price around $27.

Tricam received five reports of the top platform of the stepladder breaking. One person reported receiving scrapes and abrasions from the fall.

The model number being recalled is the HB3-PRO, also known as the Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series step stool. The model number is located on a blue label under the middle step of the ladder.

Eddie Bauer Rocking Bassinet Recall announced for Suffocation Concerns

Dorel Juvenile Group’s Eddie Bauer branded Rocking Wood Bassinet recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Dorel Juvenile Group’s Eddie Bauer branded Rocking Wood Bassinets. The concern is that the locking mechanism at the bottom of the bassinet may not properly hold when the spring is not installed. The infant could tip to one side, which puts the child at risk of suffocating.

Around 97,000 of the Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets are being recalled so that consumers can get a free repair kit to remedy the problem. The bassinets were sold at Target, Toys R Us, and Sears store nationwide. They were also sold online through these stores and on Ebay. The bassinet crib sold for around $150 between December 2007 and January 2011.

Dorel Juvenile Group received 17 reports regarding this bassinet. The majority of the reports involved infants under three months old. Two cases involved infants who had breathing problems when they rolled into the side of the bassinet.

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall announced for Fire Hazard

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of several Banana Boat sunscreen products with the continuous spray mist. Before the sunscreen is completely dry, the person wearing the product could potentially catch on fire if exposed to an ignition source.

Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR) based out of St. Louis, MO are the distributors of the Banana Boat branded products. They have voluntarily recalled 23 different products (see recall list below) that spray or mist the sunscreen on the skin. The company distributed the recalled products nationwide between January of 2010 and September 30, 2012.

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