Friday, January 29, 2016

New Facebook Emoji Are Coming

 New Emoji from Facebook

It's been confirmed with little detail (but what's new in the "informing the public" mode?), but Facebook will be releasing new emoji fairly soon to the USA.

Facebook has been testing the new emoji in other countries first and apparently they are a hit. So here they come.

It makes sense, because after all these years of just a "like" button,  it was plainly inappropriate to hit "Like" when you are trying to acknowledge someone's loss of a pet or family member. I mean, seriously, Hey dude, I "Like" that your entire family tumbled over a cliff in the car, screaming and suffering for hours before perishing.

Um, yea, no. But damn, it did take a long time for this to take place.

According to one Sydney Australia paper, if you hold down the thumbs-up "Like" symbol, the other five additional emoji will appear. They are Angry, Sad, Wow, Haha and Love.

Took ya long enough FB!

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Recalls: Bean Bags (deaths involved), Ceiling Fans, Craftsman, Crib Mobiles, LED Lamps

Ace Bayou Reannounces Recall of 'Bean Bag Chairs' Due to Low Rate of Consumer Response; Two Child Deaths Previously Reported; Consumers Urged to Install Repair.

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

Contact: Ace Bayou toll-free at 855-571-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

"The two deaths involved a 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. who suffocated from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs. "

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Casablanca Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Injury Hazard because the fan motor and attached blades can separate from the adapter when operating in reverse updraft mode, causing the fan motor and blades to fall, posing an injury hazard.

Contact: Casablanca toll-free at 855-800-3789 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.casablancafanco.com and click on the “Safety & Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.  

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The Craftsman Brand Recalls Blower/Vacs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards because the blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Contact the Craftsman brand hotline for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: The Craftsman brand hotline toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.craftsman.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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Dollar Tree Recalls ' Assured Burn Relief Gel' Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement because the packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The burn relief gel contains lidocaine, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed.

Contact: Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dollartree.com, then on the bottom of the page, under “Customer Service,” click “Contact Us,” then “Company Questions & Answers,” and click on “Product Recalls” in the left column.

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Skip Hop Recalls Crib Mobiles Due to Injury Hazard because the strap attaching the product to the crib rail can break, posing an injury hazard if the product falls on the infant in the crib.

Contact: Skip Hop toll-free at 877-475-4746 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at customerservice@skiphop.com or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page under “Customer Care” for more information.

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Technical Consumer Products Recalls 'Great Value LED lamps' Due to Electrical Shock Hazard.

Water can enter the lamp in wet location applications, posing an electric shock hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact: TCP at 800-324-1496 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at recall@tcpi.com or online at www.tcpi.com and click on “Recall” for more information. 

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As always, you can visit the www.CPSC.gov site for more details or contact the vendors directly.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Recalls: Home Depot, PetSmart, REI and More

Here are a few recalls to be aware of... pay particular attention to the Home Depot note. There are a lot of products in it.


Bostitch Electric Pencil Sharpeners Recalled by Amax Due to Shock Hazard 

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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The "Drill Master 18-Volt Cordless Drills" can become stuck in the powered on mode, causing it to overheat, posing burn and fire hazard concerns.

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Home Depot seemed to have sold a bunch of products after they were recalled.

They included CE Tech 1,000 Ft. Riser Cables, Cordelia Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights, Easy Reach by Gorilla 3-Step Pro Series Step Stools, Fiskars Bypass Lopper Shears, Genie Garage Door Openers, Harris Products Group Welding Torch Handles, HeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights, Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums, Kidde Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers, Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms, Legrand Under-Cabinet Power Strips, LG Electric Ranges, LG Top-Loading Washing Machines, Lithonia Quantum® Two-Light Emergency Lighting Fixtures, MAT Industries HDX Two-Gallon Air Compressors, Mohawk Altitude Gold Shag Rugs, Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms, Nourison I-CANDI Rugs, Pramac America Powermate Sx 5500 Portable Generators, RSI Glacier Bay® Medicine Cabinets, Soleil Portable Fan Heaters, SoleusAir Dehumidifiers by Gree Electric Appliances, Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters, Waterloo Industries Husky® Securelock Vertical Bike Hooks, Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders, Wing Enterprises Switch-It Stepladder/Stepstools

Hazard: Hazards include fire, burn, shock, falls, lacerations or other injuries depending on the product.

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MVP Group Recalls Glass Jar Candles Due to Laceration Hazard

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PetSmart Recalls Top Fin Betta Bowl or 'Glass fish bowl' Kits Due to Laceration Hazard because the glass bowl can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard.

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REI Recalls  evrgrn Campfire Rocker Chairs Due to Fall Hazard. It can apparently tip over backwards if you're not careful.

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As always for more details on these recalls, see http://www.cpsc.gov/ and search for these product noticess!
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