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GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

September 15, 2016

Name of product: GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washers

Hazard: An electrical component in the washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 between 8 a.m. and 5 …

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What's an Escutcheon?

An escutcheon (pronounced ‘ess-kutch-on’) is the (typically) metal bit that hides the ugly hole in the wall that the pipes come through. Some people call them flanges or cover plates. You can find escutcheons on the wall (or ceiling) around your shower arm, under your sink where the faucet supplies emerge, and by …

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I Think I Have A Leak...

So you think you have a leak. Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it isn’t. Are you just being paranoid? Let’s try to find out.

If you’ve noticed disturbed dust patterns that look suspiciously like a dirty car after the rain has dried, we would agree that there’s been water disturbing that dust at some point. Whether …

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Three Types of Liquid Plumr Clog Removers Recalled by The Clorox Company Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

July 14, 2016

Name of product: Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear® and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers

Hazard: The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain …

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July 14, 2016

Name of product: Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems

Hazard: The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled …

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