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Toy Ride-on Range Rider Cars recalled for Overheating Batteries

Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Bluestem Brands, Inc. is recalling around 4,700 battery-operated toy ride-on cars because of a fire and burn danger. The batteries could overheat and cause smoke. The toy could melt and catch on fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall today.

The recall was announced after Bluestem received nine reports of the batteries smoking and catching on fire. No injuries were reported, but the toys battery connections and the plastic on it were damaged.

OnStar Service to be available in Mexico starting in 2013

OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico sometime in 2013, joining the United States, Canada and China as countries where the services will be available. - Credit GM PR

(Best Syndication News) - General Motor’s OnStar service will be available in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico starting in 2013. Currently OnStar is available in the United States, Canada, and China.

GM estimates that around 5.5 million subscribers are in the United States since the service was launched in 1996. Two years later, OnStar was launched in Canada, and there are around 428,000 subscribers. In 2009, OnStar was launched in China and there are around 450,000 subscribers there.

Mary Chan, president of Global Connected Consumer, said “OnStar’s expansion into Mexico will make OnStar the preeminent provider of automobile safety and security services in Latin America. This is an important step as we will continue to grow GM’s connected vehicle solutions in other regions of the world in the coming months and years.”

AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Food Recall announced for possible Salmonella

Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula recall announced - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of one batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula because it could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled dog food was shipped to distribution centers and retail locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington.

Only the 26 pound packages of the Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula with the “Best Before” dates of “28 Aug 2013,” “29 Aug 2013,” and “30 Aug 2013” are involved in this recall. The product code is “1000065074” and the UPC barcode number is “0 5290702043 8.” No other products from this company are involved in the recall.

Kmart to offer Free Layaway this fall

Paying Bills - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Kmart announced that they will offer free layaway plans for customers both online and at their stores between September 7 and November 17, 2012. The layaway fee of $5 for their 8-week contract will be waived. The $10 fee for the 12-week contract will not be charged either.

If the customer cancels before the contract is up, there is a cancellation fee. The customer is also required to make bi-weekly payments that are outlined in the contract. The free layaway is a promotion and the contract has to start between the specified times. Some Kmart stores do not offer layaway.

Under Cabinet Lighting and Power Strip recall announced by Legrand Wiremold

Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four-outlet power strip recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 14,200 Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four-outlet power strips are being recalled voluntarily by Legrand Wiremold because they could cause an electric shock. The power strips may have had the wires reversed on the receptacles. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on behalf of the importer, announced the recall today.

The recalled power strips were sold at Hardware, Do it Best, Home Depot USA, Sutherland, True Value Hardware stores and online at Amazon.com. They were sold between February 2011 and August 2012 at a price around $40.

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