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Monthly Archives: August 2010
Slow Cookers Recalled by Sensio Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Slow Cookers
Units: About 25,000
Importer/Distributor: Sensio Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Hazard: The slow cooker’s control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Sensio has received 60 reports of the control panels of the slow cookers smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.
32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs Recalled Due to Risk of Injury WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs Units: About 9,000 Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corporation, of Mahwah, N.J. Hazard: The TV stand’s neck support can break and cause the TV to tip-over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs with model number LC-32SB28UT. The model number, serial number and manufacture dates of March 2010 through April 2010, are printed on a label on the back of the unit. Serial numbers included in the recall are:
Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods. But, you must take special care with handling and preparing fresh eggs and egg products to avoid food poisoning.
Thorough cooking is an important step in making sure eggs are safe.
- Scrambled eggs: Cook until firm, not runny.
- Fried, poached, boiled, or baked: Cook until both the white and the yolk are firm.
- Egg mixtures, such as casseroles: Cook until the center of the mixture reaches 160 °F when measured with a food thermometer.
Egg Recipes: Playing It Safe
- Homemade ice cream and eggnog are safe if you do one of the following:
- Use a cooked egg-milk mixture. Heat it gently and use a food thermometer to ensure that it reaches 160 °F.
Chocolate. There are few foods that people feel as passionate about — a passion that goes beyond a love for the “sweetness” of most candies or desserts: after all, few people crave caramel, whipped cream, or bubble gum. Chocolate is, well, different. For the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke a pleasurable response.
We Recently Indulged in Chocolates, offered at zchocolat.com (wow).
is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are
How do you get allergies? Scientists think both genes and the environment have something to do with it. Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body’s defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm.
Allergies can cause a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling or asthma. Symptoms vary.
Allergy News Wire is reporting that Mold allergies are now rampant. Mold allergy typically increase during late summer and fall months.