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2014-06-19 16:28:51

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS) Transmitters Hazard: The batteries used in the transmitters can fail to emit a low battery warning leading the user to believe the transmitter is functioning...

2014-06-03 08:29:50

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: MXB crossbows Hazard: The crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop...

2014-05-29 12:32:20

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: Holmes Ceramic Heaters Hazard: The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Remedy: Refund Consumer Contact: Sunbeam Products at (800) 834-0056 anytime, or online at...

2014-05-21 16:24:38

Fifth Year of Drowning Prevention Campaign Kicks Off Today WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Widmeyer Communications, A Finn Partners Company, has been awarded a new nearly $1 million contract to continue its work on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Pool Safely program, a national public education campaign that Widmeyer helped launch five years ago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90051 Widmeyer was awarded an additional one-year extension of...

2014-05-15 12:26:11

Children often the ones hurt by pool chemicals ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of these preventable injuries were in children and teenagers and more than a third occurred at a home. Pool chemical injuries were most common during the summer swim season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and almost...

2014-04-29 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below. Recalls can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Kawasaki Off-Road Motorcycles About 611 The camshaft...

2014-04-28 16:22:01

The safety of military children should not be sacrificed at home WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CPSC joins the Department of Defense (DoD) in supporting military children and recognizing the sacrifices they and their parents make. At CPSC, we want military families to be aware of the hidden hazards that can pose safety risks in military housing. CPSC believes that the safety of military kids should not be sacrificed while in the comfort of their homes. During...

2014-04-25 12:24:17

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers Hazard: The plastic connectors that link the strength training stations' towers can slide out or break, posing an...

2014-04-24 16:26:33

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: 2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles. Hazard: The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk...

2014-04-22 12:28:58

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Name of Product: Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 Crossbows Hazard: The crossbow can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact:...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.