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H1N1 Phishing Scam
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PHISHING SCAM - CDC Sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1
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Important Safety Recalls
The following information is about recalls that affect fire and/or life safety devices (smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, home medical equipment, etc). These are relayed by the Milford Community Fire Department and are posted as they are received from the respective authorities and/or manufacturers. Any questions or concerns about these recalls should be referred to the manufacturer of the original equipment. For more information about product recalls visit the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.
12/19/2011 08:52 AM EST
When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized although the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22602 toasters. The model number is printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and "Hamilton Beach" printed below the control panel.
Oxygen Cylinder Recall
1) Empty M9 aluminum oxygen cylinders packaged in shipping containers (1 per container) labeled as: Product #0022-57P, Desc: CYL 02 ALUM 240 LITER, Catalog #31-10-2012. Recall # Z-2031-2009;
2) Empty D aluminum oxygen cylinders packaged in shipping containers
labeled as: Product #0022-44P, CYL 02 ALUM 400 LITER, Catalog
#31-10-0014. Recall # Z-2032-2009;
4) Empty Jumbo D aluminum oxygen cylinders, 72 cylinders per skid labeled as: Product #0022-96D, Desc: CYL 02, JUMBO D, A VLV, 72/SKID, Catalog #31-10-0117. Recall # Z-2034-2009;
5) Empty Jumbo D aluminum oxygen cylinders packaged in shipping containers labeled as: Product #0022-96P, Desc CYL 02, JUMBO D, W/TYPE B POST, Catalog #31-10-2017. Recall # Z-2035-2009;
6) Empty Jumbo D aluminum oxygen cylinders packaged in shipping containers labeled as: Product 0022-96, Desc CYL 02 ASSY., 637.2 LITER, Catalog #31-10-0017. Recall # Z-2036-2009;
7) Empty D aluminum oxygen cylinders packaged in shipping containers labeled as: Product #65261-E, Desc D PORTABLE W STRAIGHT POS, Catalog #65261-E. Recall # Z-2037-2009;
Responder Kit containing a 240-liter aluminum oxygen cylinder with
individually packaged regulator, cannula, and bag mask resuscitator, all
packaged in a shipping container labeled as: Product #L903, Desc FIRST
RESPONDER KIT, Catalog #L903. Recall # Z-2038-2009
Manufacturer: Allied Healthcare Products, Inc., St. Louis, MO, by letters dated May 15, 2009, June 1, 2009 and June 17, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
Hazard: Medical valves do not meet quality specifications which may cause the valve to fail and result in uncontrolled release of oxygen when the valve is in the open position.
Automated External Defibrillator Recall
Product Name: Select Heartstart Fr2+ Automated External Defibrillators. (models M3860A and M3861A, distributed by Philips; and models M3840A and M3841A, distributed by Laerdal Medical) manufactured between May, 2007 and January, 2008.
Units Recalled: 5,400
Contact Information: HeartStart Customer Service at 1-800-263-3342
September 28, 2009 - Seattle - Philips announced today that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,400 HeartStart FR2+ automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This recall is being conducted due to the possibility of a memory chip failure that may render the device inoperable. Only certain HeartStart FR2+ AEDs (models M3860A and M3861A, distributed by Philips; and models M3840A and M3841A, distributed by Laerdal Medical) manufactured between May, 2007 and January, 2008 are included in the voluntary recall.
The HeartStart FR2+ defibrillators are used by trained responders and designated response teams to help treat sudden cardiac arrest. The device automatically analyzes the heart rhythm and determines whether a defibrillation shock is needed. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the FR2+ instructs the responder to deliver defibrillation therapy.
Philips has received reports of a memory chip failure in a small number of FR2+ units manufactured in 2007 and early 2008. These reported failures were detected during routine self tests, not during emergency use of the AED. Failure of this chip could render the AED inoperable and prevent it from delivering therapy when indicated, although Philips has received no reports of injury associated with this chip failure.
The AEDs affected by this recall have been distributed globally to fire departments, emergency medical services, hospitals, and other organizations. Philips is contacting customers to arrange for the return and replacement of all the recalled AEDs by sending notification letters to distributors and users. In addition, the company has set up a page on the Philips Web site with a serial number look-up tool to allow customers to find out if their FR2+ is part of this recall, as well as instructions on what to do if it is. The Web page is www.philips.com/FR2PlusAction.
Philips has notified the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of its decision to voluntarily recall the affected product. Customers who have questions about the recall or wish to report product problems may contact HeartStart Customer Service at 1-800-263-3342.
Any adverse events experienced with the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch Web site at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Smoke Detector Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and KIDDE have announced a voluntary recall of Kidde Smoke detectors. The following all information concerning the recall.
Product Name: Kidde Model Pl2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms.
Units Recalled: 94,000
Manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc, of Mebane , N.C.
Hazard: An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of fire.
Incident/Injuries: The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Retail, department and hardware stores and through electrical distributors nationwide from August 2008 through May 2009.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Kidde to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.
Contact Information: Kidde toll free at (877) 524 – 2086 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday thru Friday, or via the internet at www.kidde.com
Description: this recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model Pl2000. The alarm can be identified by two buttons, “HUSH” and “PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY, which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.