Tuesday, August 22, 2017

XBOX, Trolleys, Swings, Pier 1, Target Store Recalls

XBOX, Trolleys, Swings, Target Store Recalls

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Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard

The Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Contact: Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

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Juratoys Recalls Toy Trolleys Due to Impact Injury Hazard

Bricolo by Janod ® Push toy trolleys can tip backwards, posing an impact injury hazard to children.

Contact Juratoys toll free at 877-277-1663 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.janod.com and click on “Product Recall” under the “Janod Express” tab at the top of the page for more information.

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Little Tikes Recalls Toddler Swings Due to Fall Hazard

The Little Tikes™ 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings have a plastic seat that can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

Contact: Little Tikes toll-free at 855-284-1903 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.littletikes.com and click on Product Recalls under the At Your Service menu for more information.

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Philips Lighting Expands Recall of Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing fire and laceration hazards.

Stop using the recalled lamps and contact Philips for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting toll-free at 866-253-5503 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at ceramicmh@philips.com or online at www.philips.com and click on “For Professionals” and then “Recalls” for more information.

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Pier 1 Imports Recalls Glass Knobs Due to Laceration Hazard

The glass knobs can break while in use, posing a risk of laceration to users from broken pieces.

Stop using and get a refund.

Contact: Pier 1 Imports toll-free at 855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday, or online at  www.pier1.com and click on “Product Notes & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Polaris Recalls Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.

Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.  In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

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Target Recalls Magnetic Tic Tac Toe Games Due to Choking and Magnet Ingestion Hazards

The magnets can come off the tic tac toe game pieces, posing a choking hazard. When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Contact: Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT any day or online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “School/Stationery/Seasonal” or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.


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Monday, August 21, 2017

If You're Wondering About the Stupid PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT Images

photobucket is hijacking embedded images

In case you're wondering why my old posts have a very ugly/stupid image at the bottom of many of my posts, it seems that Photobucket has decided to try and force users to update their accounts if we were using them to host images. Some are even calling it blackmail!

Originally, I thought I had made the mistake of trusting the photo hosting website, but it turns out that their newish owner decided to make a change AND TELL NO ONE ABOUT IT, except in how they hijacked the images on everyone and changed all embedded images to look like the above image in this post.

So much for my tiny social media images I was embedding from Photobucket. So much for all the avatars people were using wherever, and having Photobucket host. So much for any photo embedding.

A company called Ontela bought the company from News Corp in 2009, and on June 30, 2017, Ontela, I mean Photobucket delivered a f*-you message by now requiring a $99 annual subscription to allow external linking to hosted images and a $399 annual subscription to allow the embedding of images on third-party websites like blogs and forums.

I can't tell anyone what to do nor would I suggest what to do, but I know what I'm doing. I'm going to start verifying what images I have where, and deleting them, then dropping this now useless resource to me.

The Verge website calls this blackmail!
Here's a great Ghacks piece on it.

With that said, if you find yourself f!d, take a look at this list of Photobucket Alternatives that Ghack put together.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Recalls from La-Z-Boy, Walt Disney Parks, Sodastream, & Target

Recalls from Britax, Calphalon, La-Z-Boy, Walt Disney Parks, Soda Stream, & Target

Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard. The item in question is the Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers where A damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat. Contact: Britax online at www.us.britax.com and click on the Safety Notice on the homepage or visit us.britax.com/recall, call toll-free at 844-227-0300 from 8:30 a.m.to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or email Britax at stroller.recall@britax.com.

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Calphalon Recalls 'Contemporary Cutlery Knives' Due to Laceration Hazard. The blade on Contemporary Cutlery knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard. Contact: Calphalon at 800-809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.calphalon.com and click on “Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Recall Information” for more information.

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La-Z-Boy Recalled Power Supplies that were Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard. The power supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing the power supply’s electrical components, posing a shock hazard to users. Contact:  La-Z-Boy toll-free at 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.la-z-boy.com and click on the Recall button for more information.

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Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlights because the Liquid from the nightlight can leak onto the electrical outlet, posing a fire hazard.  Contact: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. toll-free at 844-722-1444 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at  www.disneyparks.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Moose Toys Recalls Toy Frogs Due to Chemical and Injury Hazards. The Little Live Pets Lil Frog and Lil Frog Lily Pad toys are the issue because When the button batteries are removed from the toy frogs, the battery’s cap can become a projectile and the battery’s chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards.  Contact: Moose Toys toll-free at 844-575-0340 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or online at www.moosetoys.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.

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SodaStream Recalls Carbonating Bottles Due to Injury Hazard, because The bottles can burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders. Contact: SodaStream USA toll-free at 866-272-9417 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.sodastream.com and click on the recall at the top of the page or www.sodastreamvoluntaryrecall.com for more information.

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Target Recalls their Theshold Patio Benches Due to Fall Hazard: They can collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Contact: Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “Patio/Garden” on for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

A Cheater's Way To Add Blank Lines Between Spreadsheet Lines

So there you have it, a sorted list of titles or names or what not, all neat and tidy in your Excel spreadsheet. Or what ever other app you use. But when you post it, you get a look you don't like. It feels crowded and you would feel better if you had a space between each item in your list because if you wanted to copy and paste it into a blog post or something like that, it would just look a little better. Right?

Fine. I know there are fancy ways to add blank lines between every line in Excel but I'm tired of trying to remember it or continually look it up.  But I have a method that is very very easy to remember.  Here it goes.

And of course, I did this in Excel, but should work in any spreadsheet program.

-  Input your list of titles in a column.

-  Sort that list alphabetically, or however you want to.

-  In the column just left of your entries, add numbers next to your titles. 1, 3, 5, 7... one per title so each title has a number to the left of it.

-  Then highlight those four numbers, grab the highlight anchor and drag it down the spreadsheet so that the numbers are continued on down the page next to your titles. So now you have a list of odd numbers next to your titles, each title with one number next to it.

-  Now take note of the last number you have. In my case, I had 153.

-  Below your titles on the spreadsheet, but in the same column that you have your odd numbers, type a new set of numbers going down your page, but this time, make them even numbered.  2, 4, 6, 8, 10... 

-  Highlight these new numbers, and drag down your page, until they go past 153. So now you have a column of even numbers.  And it's important that you did this below the column of odd numbers, continuing down and extending the length of that column.

-  Now go to the top, highlight the column of numbers and your titles, then sort the numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4... and boom, you now have a list of titles, with a line space between each title. Now you can copy and paste as needed.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

RECALLS From LOWES, TARGET, AMAZON, HOME DEPOT, HP And more

RECALLS From LOWES, TARGET, AMAZON, HOME DEPOT, HP And more

These product recalls are for things distributed or sold through LOWES, TARGET, AMAZON, HOME DEPOT, HP And more

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Bar Chairs Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by 3i Corporation

The legs can become detached from the center post at the weld, posing a fall hazard.

Contact: 3i Corporation toll-free at 866-267-7772 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lakeview-safford.com.

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Barnes & Noble Recalls Power Adapters Sold with NOOK Tablet 7 Due to Shock Hazard

The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard.

Contact: Barnes & Noble toll-free at 877-886-5025 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.barnesandnoble.com and click on “Product Recalls” listed at the bottom of the page.

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Bolton Furniture Recalls Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards.

They're sold at Full Line Furniture and children’s specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Wayfair.com, Zulilly.com and other online retailers

The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children. The dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14)

Contact: Bolton Furniture at 800-545-8982 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.boltonfurniture.biz and click on the “News” section and then Safety Recall.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

About That Cuisinart Food Processor Recall

Cuisinart Food Processor Recall


Hey, in case you had not heard about it, Cuisinart has put out a massive recall on their Food Processors.

Below is some of the info you may need to know...

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Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard; The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.

Contact: Cuisinart toll-free at 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at  www.cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information on the voluntary recall.

This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors with model numbers that begin with the following:  CFP-9, CFP-11, DFP-7, DFP-11, DFP-14,  DLC-5, DLC-7, DLC-8, DLC-10, DLC-XP, DLC-2007, DLC-2009, DLC-2011, DLC-2014, DLC-3011, DLC-3014, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, EV-14, KFP-7 and MP-14. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. The blades have four rivets and are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub. Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall. Cuisinart is printed on the front and on the bottom of the food processors.

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Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.


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Monday, December 19, 2016

Recalls: Dehumifiers, Espresso Makers, Locksets!

Gree Reannounces Dehumidifier Recall Following 450 Fires and $19 Million in Property Damage; Brand Names Include Frigidaire, Soleus Air, Kenmore and Others; The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers.

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

There Were Sold at: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com

Contact:  Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information. 

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IMUSA Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Impact and Burn Hazards, The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user.  In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.

Contact: IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@bowlesverna.com or online at  www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

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Door Locksets Recalled Due to Risk of Entrapment in an Emergency; Manufactured by Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan; The latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk. This failure could lead to the inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

There were Sold at: Stanley Commercial Hardware and other lock distributor and retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Grainger.com

Contact: Stanley Commercial Hardware toll-free at 855-885-1296 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or www.stanleyhardwarefordoors.com and click on Products, then on Recall for more information.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Recalls: Luminaires, Footwear, Air Valves, Carpet Cleaning Powder

Recalls: Luminaires, Footwear, Air Valves, Carpet Cleaning Powder


Check out these product recalls for Luminaires, children's footwear, first aid Air Valves, and infectious Carpet Cleaning Powders!!

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Lithonia Lighting Recalls Commercial Luminaires Due to Risk of Injury, The plastic lens on the luminaire can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.

 Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at 844-675-2339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lithonia.com and click on BLT Recall on the left side of the page for more information.

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Skidders Footwear Recalls Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores, The rivets on the shoes have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

Contact:  Skidders Footwear toll-free at 866-636-1221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.skidders.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

How To Make A FLICKR Album Private!

How To Make A FLICKR Album Private!

How many times have you wanted to share something with just one person on Flickr and did not want others to really see the pics? Or to be more precise, you share pics for a person and you're not sure how they feel about them being put out there on the web for all to see? We all have a friend or family member who just isn't comfortable with pics of them out there, or if you share photos of your friend's children, you probably want to keep those private. Right?

So how do you make a Flickr album private? Or to be technically correct, how do you make a Flickr 'set' private?


There are a few ways to do this. One is the old-fashioned way, and that's when you upload to Flickr via your desktop/laptop computer. The other way is via your phone app.

The old fashion way isn't complicated, but like Yahoo sometimes, is not completely intuitive.

Here's what you do.

First you must know that you can't make an album private, only the pics inside it.

Upload your pics on Flickr into a new album/set. Once that's done, (Yes, they're going to be publicly seen for a few minutes, unless you have changed your overall defaults... but that's for another day.),

-Open the album,

-Click on "Edit in Organizr"

-Click on "Batch Edit"

-Click on "Change Permissions"

-In the "Who Can See These Items" Window, choose "Only You (Private)"

-Once that's done, you can now go back to your home page, open the album for you to see/review. On the header banner of the album is the share button (that upwards facing, curved arrow). Click on that.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Fatal IKEA Recall, plus Dehumidifers That Burn Down Houses, Pier 1, Samsung Recalls

Fatal IKEA Recall, Dehumidifers Causing Property Damage, Pier 1, Samsung Recalls

This post, above all others, is worth the share, due to the potential fatal impacts associated with some IKEA chests and drawers that have killed children. One dehumidifier is overheating and has caused millions of dollars in damage, and two more recalls today.

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Following an Additional Child Fatality, IKEA Recalls 29 Million MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard

Children’s and adult chests and dressers, where the recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.

Contact: IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime or online at www.IKEA-USA.com/recallchestsanddressers  or www.IKEA-USA.com and click on Product Recall for more information on how to receive a refund or free wall-anchoring repair kit.

There have been fatalities associated with this product:

-In July 1989, a 20-month-old girl from Mt. Vernon, Va. died after an unanchored GUTE 4-drawer chest tipped over and pinned her against the footboard of a youth bed.

-March 2002, a 2½-year-old boy from Cranford, N.J. died after an unanchored RAKKE 5-drawer chest tipped over and fatally pinned him to the floor.

-October 2007, a 3-year-old girl from Chula Vista, Calif. died after a KURS 3-drawer chest tipped over and fatally pinned her to the floor.  It is unknown as to whether the dresser was anchored or not.

-September 2011. A 2-year-old boy from Woodbridge, Va. died after an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest tipped over, and trapped the child between the dresser drawers.

-In February 2014, a 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa. died after a 6-drawer MALM chest tipped over and fatally pinned him against his bed.

-In June 2014, a 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash. died after he became trapped beneath a 3-drawer MALM chest that tipped over.

-February 2016 incident in which a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn. died when a MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him.

There have been an additional 41 tip-over incidents involving the MALM chests and dressers, resulting in 17 injuries to children between the ages of 19 months and 10 years old.

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MIDEA: Dehumidifiers Made by Midea Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards.

They were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013.

The dehumidifiers have the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl.

There have been 38 reports of smoke and fire with about $4.8 million property damage has been reported.