Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

XBOX, Trolleys, Swings, Target Store Recalls


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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