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Chevrolet Volt Car Owners drove over 100 Million Miles on Electricity

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(Best Syndication News) - All the Chevrolet Volt cars on the road have been driven over 100 million electric-powered miles, according to the General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). The cars can use both electricity and gas, but Volt owners use electricity to power their vehicles in over 65 percent of their trips. The on-board gas-powered generator is used for the longer road trips.

The Chevrolet Volt cars started becoming available on the market in December 2010. In this short time, General Motors estimates that around 5 million gallons of gas have been saved by using electricity to power these cars. Additionally, around $1,370 is saved in fuel expenditures per year for each Chevrolet Volt owner.

Ford recalls certain 2013 Escape and Fusion Vehicles for Overheating Engine

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of certain 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion vehicles because the engines could overheat. This problem could lead to fluid leaking, which could cause a fire if it comes in contact with an ignition source, such as a hot exhaust system.

Around 80,057 vehicles are involved in the recall. The 2013 Ford Escape cars with 1.6L engines were manufactured between October 5, 2011 and November 26, 2012. The 2013 Ford Fusion cars with 1.6L engines were manufactured between February 3, 2012 and November 29, 2012.

Trampolines sold at Sports Authority are being recalled for Repair

Sportspower Trampoline being recalled for repair - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 23,400 trampolines that were sold exclusively at the Sports Authority are being recalled for repair. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of the trampolines that were manufactured by Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong. To remedy the problem, the company is offering a free repair kit.

The recall was announced after one incident; one of a legs on the trampoline separated from the frame while being used. The problem caused a leg to puncture through the jumping area. The company is not aware of any injuries related to this recall.

The concern is that other trampolines that the company manufactured might have the metal leg move out of position. This can cause the jumping area to be punctured and could lead to a person using the trampoline being seriously injured with penetrating wounds, cuts, and bruises.

Harbor Freight Tools recalls Cordless Drill

Cordless drill being recalled - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 108,000 cordless drills that were imported by Harbor Freight Tools. The company announced the recall after receiving one report of a drill overheating and burning through the unit’s handle. The complaint also involved the consumer sustaining a minor injury.

The problem with the cordless drills involves a black trigger switch that could cause the 19.2 volt cordless drill to overheat. If the drill overheats, a potential for fire or burn exists.

The recalled drills were sold nationwide at Harbor Freight Tools retail stores, by mail order catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com, between April, 2008 and May 2012. They were priced between $27 and $30.

OfficeMax brings back ElfYourself with new Features

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(Best Syndication News) - OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) has brought back ElfYourself with new features this year. There is now a live broadcast of you being an elf on YouNow.com. OfficeMax announced a new ElfYourself Mobile App that will launch just before Christmas.

The new live feature is for the budding star that wants their few minutes of fame. You get 60 seconds on YouNow.com to prove yourself as an elf. The new ElfYourself version lets you position elf ears and a hat on your webcam video feed. People can vote to keep you on or kick you off. You get more time if more people vote in favor of you, but the more thumbs-down a person gets the quicker they run out of time.

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