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Viking Range Expands Dishwasher Recall Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 06, 2015

Name of product: Dishwashers

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

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking for a free in-home repair.

Consumer Contact: Viking at (800) 241-7239 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, …

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Atlantis space shuttle toilet

Shuttles are equipped with vacuum toilets that work a little like a vacuum cleaner.

Water cannot be used in the weightless environment of space so, like wash basins, toilets on the space shuttle can’t use water. In a corner of the shuttle’s mid-deck there is a toilet for use by both men and women. Although …

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Reliance Worldwide Recalls Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Devices Due to Scald Hazard

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015

Name of product: Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Device

Hazard: The thermal element in the TAFR can fail to operate, causing the users to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injury.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should use caution when …

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Plumbers must demonstrate their competence as installers of plumbing systems to an official executing board prior to being issued a license. A plumbing code which is technically perfect is valueless if its provisions are not observed and enforced. The issuance of a license by a community specifies that the holder is qualified both theoretically and …

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Plumbing code outlines the best and most modern methods to be used in plumbing installations. Since the plumbing in any private or public building is a part of the community water and sewage disposal system, it is vital that such installations should not be left to the discretion of irresponsible individuals. The protection of the …

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