Halloween Fire Safety Can Keep Your Holiday From Becoming a Nightmare

It’s a scary time of the year in Southern California — not just because Halloween’s night of fright is less than a week away, but because fire season is bearing down upon us. Last year’s wildfires were the most destructive in California history, and officials fear this one could be even worse. In the past [...]

2019-10-29T09:52:32-08:00October 29th, 2019|Fire Hazard, Halloween, Halloween Safety|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go: Prepare for a Wildfire With These Tips From Cal Fire

The Saddleridge fire appears to have sparked at the base transmission tower, say officials — though arson investigators at the scene don't want to say for certain. The fast-moving wildfire started only hours after SoCal Edison cut power to thousands of its Riverside County customers, for fear of this exact scenario. It's how last year's [...]

2019-10-15T11:19:46-08:00October 15th, 2019|California, Fire Hazard, Safety|0 Comments

5 Easy Tips for a Safe & Happy December Holiday

The true holiday season is in full swing, with Hanukkah wrapping up and malls and stores abuzz with people continuing to hunt for gifts and seasonal delights to warm their homes. With the Rye, Skirball, and Lilac (San Diego County) fires behind us, but the Creek and Thomas fires raging on, it’s all the more [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:39-08:00December 21st, 2017|Fire Hazard, Holiday Fires, Holiday Safety|0 Comments

Latest Thomas Fire Incident Updates and Predictions

As of about 11AM December 14, 2017, the Thomas Fire is at 242,500 acres with 30% containment, and is now the fourth largest fire in California history. Our Ventura County Fire crews, along with firefighters from all over California and neighboring states have been battling tirelessly to gain better control over this ravenous beast that [...]

5 Easy Kitchen & Home Tips for a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe next week is already Thanksgiving? The holidays are meant to be a celebratory time of year with friends, family, and plenty of food to go around. With all the excitement and festivities, it’s easy to forget or lose track of time in the midst of all the hubbub and catching-up with everyone. [...]

Product Safety Recalls: November Updates

Here are just some of the latest in consumer product safety recalls. Be sure to check them out to make sure you stay informed about your purchases! Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Due to Fire Hazard Recall Date: October 27, 2017 Recall Number: 18-017 Recall Details: Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) Sold At: Arctic [...]

Important Recalls: Sabrett Hotdogs, Honda Accord and Takata Air Bags

Although most consumer products are tested for safety, no process is perfect.  Unsafe products can and do make their way to market all the time.  When these defective products are discovered, a recall is often issued.  This week’s recalls are – Sabrett Hotdogs which could cause oral injury, Honda Accord battery defect that could trigger [...]

Recall Notices – Kawasaki, Britax and Hazen

Kawasaki Recalls Kawasaki recalls Utility Vehicles, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles and All- Terrain Vehicles due to fire hazard. Recall Details: 1) Name of Product: Mule SX™, Mule 4010, Mule 4010 Trans 4x4®, Mule 4000, Mule PRO-FX™, Mule PRO-FXT™, Mule PRO-DX™, Mule PRO-DXT™, Teryx, Teryx4 and Brute Force 750 4x4i. Hazard: The fuel pump/fuel level sensor retainer plate may [...]

Recall Notices: Toyota, HoMedics, Combi Strollers

If you own any of the products described below, you and your family could be at serious risk for injuries. This month's recalls included reports of electric shock and burns from handheld HomeMedics massagers, a potential fall hazard from Combi strollers, and risk of oil leakage in some Toyota Tacoma vehicles. HoMedics Handheld Massagers HoMedics [...]

Urgent Vehicle Recalls Spring 2017

This post is in response to multiple urgent vehicle recalls announced in the past few weeks. If you own a Ford, Lincoln, Honda, or Acura, please read below for more information about these dangerous recalls. One of these recalls is in light of a recent update in the Takata airbag recall. Engine Fire Hazard in [...]