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Tooth Fairy pays an average of 40 cents more in 2012 than the Previous Year

Tooth Fairy I Lost a Tooth - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - According to Jason Alderman, Senior Director of Global Financial Education, Visa Inc., the average going price for a tooth is $3, which is up from $2.60 in 2011. The increase represents a 15 percent boost for losing a tooth this year. To help parents figure out how much the going rate is for the Tooth Fairy to leave, Visa has created a free app to assist in this matter.

If you are not sure how much the Tooth Fairy should leave for the lost tooth, fear-not, because Visa has created a free app for Apple iPhones and Apple iPads. The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes Store, will calculate the going rate. If you do not have an Apple device, you can also visit www.PracticalMoneySkills.com/ToothFairy to use the calculator online from a computer.

Recall of more Cordless Tool Replacement Rayovac Battery Packs

Rayovac Replacement Battery Pack Recall for Power Tools - Credit: CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of an additional 65,300 Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs because they could explode, which could potentially cause injury. This is an expanded recall from a prior recall by BatteriesPlus LLC back in December 2011, which involved around 111,800 units.

BatteriesPlus imported the recalled Rayovac battery packs. The company announced more product recalls after three more consumers reported the batteries exploding. One consumer had sustained an injury to their finger. The batteries were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at their website, baterriesplus.com. The batteries involved in this current recall were sold between June 2008 and July 2012 at a retail price of $60 - $70.

CalTrans to begin Road Construction on SR38 starting on September 5

Road Construction - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Caltrans announced that a new road maintenance project for SR 38 near Big Bear Damn will start on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. They are warning travelers to expect delays or plan different routes to avoid the road construction.

The $2.9 million project will be completed by Matich Corporation and will have flagging between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The affected area is between Highway 18 to Big Bear Dam.

Completion of the road construction was set tentatively for sometime this fall. The road construction should be completed before the winter ski season begins.

Mother’s Touch Deluxe Baby Bather recall announced for Repair

One of the Baby Bathers involved in the recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Health Canada announced the voluntary recall of over 2 million Mother’s Touch Deluxe Baby Bather products because the wire frame could give way when carrying the baby in the seat. If this happens, the baby could fall and hit its head. The manufacturer, Summer Infant, is offering consumers a free repair kit to remedy this problem.

Seven incidents in the US have been reported to the CPSC and Summer Infant. Five infants had sustained head injuries after falling from the bather. Four of these babies had skull fractures from the fall. One child had to be admitted to intensive care to be treated for bleeding on the brain.

Pioneertown Water Upgrade Approved

Map of Pioneertown CA

(Best Syndication News) The County of San Bernardino and the State of California will be working together on a project to improve the drinking water of Pioneertown, a small tourist destination near Yucca Valley.

Since the 1992 Lander’s Earthquake there have been problems with the water supply, according to George Watson, the Chief of Staff for County Supervisor Neil Derry. The water quality has continued to suffer since the 7.3 magnitude earthquake. The water became so bad that it is now “undrinkable.”

Last week the Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted to give the Special Districts Department $400,000 to work in conjunction with the California State Division of Drinking Waters and Environmental Management.

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