Hoverboards: Fire extinguisher not included

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UPDATE – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall by 10 companies of about 501,000 self-balancing scooters – also known as hoverboards – because the lithium-ion battery packs could overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire or exploding. The companies involved are listed on the CPSC website. The CPSC also provides consumers a link to report any incidents involving the products. — Hoverboards – a sought-after gift during the 2015 holiday season – now sit in millions of households across the country. But homeowners should take extra[…..]


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Demonstrating safety in educational science labs

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We all remember chemistry class in high school and the fun of seeing our teacher perform that cool experiment. The lure of the wow factor of performing chemical demonstrations to teach the interactions between different elements and chemicals has been a steady part of science education for years. Across the country, several recent high-profile incidents of students being burned and injured in lab fires have brought a heightened awareness to safety.


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College students, identity thieves want you

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Ask most young adults about their valuables and they’ll probably note their car or their phone or their computer. They likely won’t mention their identity. “Why would anyone want my identity? I have no money and no credit.” Those are exactly the reasons identity thieves want them, especially if they’re college students and especially if their parents are paying for their living expenses.


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