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Lighted Christmas Trees sold on QVC being recalled for Fire Danger

Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights stands 6.5-foot tall and 7.5-foot tall models being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 15,500 artificially lit Christmas trees are being recalled because the tree base could overheat, which might lead to a fire. The distributor, Bethlehem Lights of Taunton, Mass., sold their trees exclusively through QVC. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall today.

The recall was announced after QVC received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting, and smoking. The company did not receive any reports of personal injury.

QVC sold the trees between July 2011 and November 2011. The 6.5-foot tree sold for $320 and the 7.5-foot tree sold for $398.

Honda FourTrax ATV recall announced for Repair

American Honda’s FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicle recall announced -CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of American Honda’s FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The recall was announced to repair a weld that could come apart on the ATV’s front right and left upper suspension arms. If the weld separates, the driver could lose control of the ATV and potentially crash.

American Honda knows of 10 reports of the ATVs’ suspension arm weld breaking. One report caused the rider to sprain their wrist.

Around 19,500 of the American Honda FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are involved in the recall. This is an expanded recall, which includes ATVs that were previously recalled in February 2012. The recalled units were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide between September 2011 and November 2012. They retailed between $5,100 and $7,600.

NORAD Santa Tracker 2012 - Many Ways to Track Santa's Christmas Present Deliveries

screenshot of Noradsanta.org

(Best Syndication News) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is prepared to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The annual tracking will be supported on mobile devices and will provide children a chance to get a sneak peek at Santa.

Children and adults can visit noradsanta.org to get a view of Santa and to participate in interactive holiday activities. Their website supports English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese; people around the world can now enjoy the website.

Dogs invited to New York Stock Exchange to Ring Opening and Closing Bell

Thomas Kay and Chris Carella take a break from a busy morning of trading stocks to hang out with Pawl Griffin, Vice President of Canine Communications, Eukanuba Dog Foods who lent a paw to help ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, December 20, 2012. credit: P&G/BUSINESS WIRE

(Best Syndication News) - The NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) used dogs to help open and close the trading day by ringing in the opening and closing bell. Shelter and service dogs were invited to the NYSE to help bring awareness to two charities.

Eukanuba joined Canine Companions for Independence to ring the opening bell. Iams teamed up with Helen Woodward Animal Center to ring the closing bell.

Iams rang the bell in honor of their “Iams Home 4 the Holidays”, which is one of the largest pet adoption drives. The pet adoption drive is in its 14th year. This year the drive is going on between October 1, 2012 and ends on January 2, 2013.

LEGOLAND Hotel to open in San Diego

LEGOLAND® California Resort's Master Model Builders prepare a LEGO knight and chef for installation into the nation's first LEGOLAND Hotel opening ahead of schedule on April 5, 2013. credit:LEGOLAND / PRNEWSWIRE

(Best Syndication News) - A LEGOLAND Hotel will be opening on April 5, 2013 next to the LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad. The new 250-room hotel will offer guests a LEGO themed stay and has around 3,422 LEGO models that will be on display using over three million LEGO bricks. A dragon built out of LEGO bricks will breathe smoke as hotel guests enter.

Construction workers were busy installing the LEGO sculptures recently. Once complete, the hotel rooms will have three different themes. Themes include LEGO knights, pirates, and adventurers. Guest staying in a premium room will have addition choices including LEGO models and decorations such as themed wallpaper.

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