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After one death, Good Earth recalls more than 1.2 million lights

Here’s another huge recall that you and consumers throughout the nation need to be know about. Good Earth Lighting is recalling more than 1.2 million rechargeable integrated lights in the United States and about 37,800 in Canada. The light’s battery can overheat and ignite the light’s plastic housing, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Read more →


More than 1.5 million adult bed rails are being recalled following two deaths

Two models of adult portable bed rails are being recalled because they pose a risk of entrapment and asphyxia since users can become entrapped within the rail, or between the rail and mattress. Medline Industries has received two reports of deaths associated with the Bed Assist Bars, involving a 76-year-old woman and an 87-year-old woman. Read more →


Security problems found in video doorbells need fixing, Consumer Reports says

Consumers using a video doorbell made by Eken, Tuck, Fishbot, or any of the other brands that use the same hardware and Aiwit smartphone app should confirm that their doorbell is running the latest firmware version as soon as possible. Consumer Reports recently uncovered security vulnerabilities in doorbells manufactured by Eken Group . Read more →


What to buy and not buy during March 2024

March isn’t one of the hottest months for finding deals, but you may be able to score great savings on several items in March as long as you know what to shop for. DealNews.com offers the following suggestions: Pi Day – March 14 is Pi Day because it’s 3-14 and it celebrates the mathematical constant pi, 3.14159. Look for restaurants that offer deals for $3.14. Read more →


Are your new light bulbs lasting 20 years or more?

The new light bulbs are a step forward, I think, in terms of energy saving so I applaud the change. However, it irritates me that the manufacturers are claiming that the light bulbs will last for many, many years. They simply don’t. About a decade ago, I took a package of light bulbs back to Costco because they weren’t lasting as long as the manufacturer indicated. Read more →


What to do on Presidents’ Day

How’s your Presidents’ Day going? I got lucky and my daughter is visiting from Madrid. We’ve been checking out the sights in Seattle and getting together with her friends. If you need some ideas for activities for the holiday, consider the following: (1) Read biographies of Washington and Lincoln. (2) Ask five friends who their favorite president is and why. Read more →


What to buy and not buy in February

Since many people emptied out their pocketbooks for holiday spending, by the time February rolls around, they’re probably still paying off their credit cards. However, there are big opportunities to shop and save in February. Here are some suggestions from DealNews.com on what bargains to look for in February: Read more →


More than 580,000 beds are being recalled after dozens of injuries

Home Design is recalling 517,177 upholstered low profile standard and platform beds in the United States and 55,857 in Canada. The recalled beds can break, sag, or collapse during use, posing fall and injury hazards to consumers. The company has received 128 reports of incidents, involving 36 injuries. Read more →


Millions of anchor kits to prevent furniture tip-overs are being recalled

Millions of furniture tip restraints kits made by New Age Industries that were sold with dressers, chests, and other clothing storage furniture in the United States are being recalled. Because the plastic zip tie in the kits can become brittle or break, furniture that is supposed to be anchored to the wall can detach, posing a risk of death or injuries to children. Read more →