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Dehumidifier Recall

Thursday, Jul, 9 2015

 

Gree Recalls 13 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

On September 12, 2013, Gree, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, announced a recall on dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances of China and were sold from January 2005 through August 2013. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

This recall involves select 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. Recalled model numbers and date codes can be located below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and register their information below or contact Gree to receive a refund.

Call 1-866-853-2802 to determine if you have one of the recall dehumidifiers.

posted by: Kathy Keene 22 days ago Comment On This Post


Foods That Make You Tastier To Mosquitos

Wednesday, Jul, 8 2015

Mosquitos can be party pests but they can also be carriers of diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus.  Studies have shown that mosquitos prefer those with type O blood, pregnant women, dark colors, fragrances, certain foods we eat and diet is a factor as well.  Here's a list of foods that make us appealing to mosquitos:
1.  Beer - Scientists are not exactly sure why mosquitos go for beer drinkers but they do.
2.  Potassium-Rich Foods - Bananas, potatoes, prunes, raisins, lima beans, avocadoes and spianch are full of 
     potassium and increase the amount of lactic acid that is naturally released by our bodies.
3.  Salty Snacks - Crispy chips, hot curly fries, roasted peanuts and bacon increases the lactic acid you produce.
4.  Sweets - Tart cherry pies, ice cream cakes, sugary candies give off a saccharine aroma that mosquitos like.
5.  Alcohol - Sweet-smelling beverages are magnets for mosquitos.
6.  High Cholesterol - Having a higher level of cholesterol in your blood increases your appeal to mosquitos.
7.  Limburger Cheese - This variety of cheese is made with the same bacteria that cause feet to stink.  This is a
     super bonus for mosquitos because they love smelly feet.
8.  Pickled Vegetables - Sauerkraut, ketchup, sweet pickle relish contain lactic acid.
9.  Dairy Products - Sweet strawberry ice cream, coconut froyo, Redi-Whip, layered parfaits are dairy based
     causing the body to produce lactic acid, which mosquitos love.

posted by: Kathy Keene 23 days ago Comment On This Post


TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY AT GARAGE SALES

Tuesday, Jul, 7 2015



In tough economic times everyone's looking for bargains. But while it's a great idea to buy used bookshelves, books, and CDs, there are some things that just shouldn't be bought used.

    Bike or motorcycle helmets
    Child car seats
    Tires
    Wet suits and swimsuits
    Mattresses
    Cribs
    Laptops
    Big Screen TVs
    Shoes
    Hats

posted by: Kathy Keene 24 days ago Comment On This Post


Things to do to Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Monday, Jul, 6 2015

1.  Leave keys with a trustworthy neighbor.
2.  Make plans for plants and pets.
3.  Turn off the air conditioner.
4.  Schedule lights on a timer.
5.  Unplug electronics.
6.  Lower, don't turn off a water heater.
7.  Clear out the refrigerator.
8.  Take out the garbage.
9.  Close all blinds,.
10.  Lock up everything. Everything from the windows to the fence should be locked for safety.

posted by: Kathy Keene 25 days ago Comment On This Post


Happy 4th of July

Saturday, Jul, 4 2015

 Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. It is not clear who actually designed it, but the experts at the Betsy Ross House suggest it was Francis Hopkinson, a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The flag has 13 stripes representing the original 13 colonies (7 red and 6 white). In the upper left corner is a navy blue field with 50 white stars that represents the states.

There is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag.

There is no record stating why red, white, and blue where chosen for the flag. However, when the Great Seal of the United States was chosen this is what was listed for them: "white for purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice."

Folktales says that George Washington interpreted the flag in this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country.

posted by: Kathy Keene 27 days ago Comment On This Post


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