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Sun. Aug 24th 2014
Annual Business Meeting

Monday August 25th at 1900hrs is Bakers VFD's annual business meeting. All members are highly encouraged to attend a...

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Tue. Jul 22nd 2014
Kidde Fire Safety Donates CO Detectors

We would like to thank Kidde Fire Safety for their generosity in donating a case of CO detectors. These detectors will allow ...

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Sat. Jul 5th 2014
Bayer HealthCare Donates New Glucometers

For the past several years the men and women of Bakers Fire Department have relied on Bayer Contour Glucometers to help diagn...

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Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate (Recall Alert)
A defective chip in certain alarm panels produced between 3/15/2014 – 6/20/2014 and used exclusively in commercial settings can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions.


Bob-Cat Recalls Zero Turn Mowers Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)
The steering control arm component can break during normal use, causing driver to lose control and crash.


Leatherman Recalls Children’s Multi-Tool Due to Laceration Hazard
Leatherman Recalls Children’s Multi-Tool Due to Laceration Hazard


Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard
11 models of strollers being recalled due to a child’s finger getting pinched in the folding hinge on the stroller.


Hoppe’s Recalls Semi-Auto Bore Cleaner Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement
Hoppe’s Recalls Semi-Auto Bore Cleaner Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement


Mohawk Recalls Rugs Due To Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at The Home Depot
The rugs fail to meet federal standards or lack the required labeling.


AP Specialties Recalls Power Bank Chargers Due to Fire Hazard
AP Specialties Recalls Power Bank Chargers Due to Fire Hazard


Olympus Recalls Digital Audio Recorders Due to Burn Hazard
This recall involves Olympus digital audio recorders with model number DS-5500.


Black Diamond Equipment Recalls Whippet Ski Poles Due to Risk of Injury
Black Diamond Equipment Recalls Whippet Ski Poles Due to Risk of Injury


CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby
CoSentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard.


Tankless Water Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Manufactured by Daesung Celtic Enersys; Distributed Exclusively by Challenger Supply Holdings
Coaire and Quietside brand gas water heaters can overheat.


Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard
The motor in the air exchangers with and without heat recovery can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


Ventamatic Recalls Cool Draft Misting Fans Due to Risk of Fire and Electric Shock
The fan’s wiring is not properly grounded, posing fire and electric shock hazards.


Aqua Lung Expands Recall of Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard
The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency.


McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards
Components inside of the whistle can detach.


Folding Lounge Chairs Recalled by 4Seasons Due to Fall Hazard; Sold exclusively at Ross Stores
The chair can tip or recline too quickly, posing a fall hazard.


Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response Pendants and Kits Due to Pendant Battery Failure
An accelerated circuit drain of the Visonic Amber MCT-212 GS LA S (315) ENR pendants and Visonic Amber Kits GS LA (315) KIT2 pendant battery can result in a shorter than expected “low battery” warning period, from 30 days down to a nine day warning period


Cost Plus World Market Recalls Modular Storage Bars Due to Injury Hazard
When weight is applied to the storage bar, the screws holding the mounting plate can pull out of the bar allowing the storage bar to fall, posing an injury hazard.


Tectron International Recalls USB Chargers Due to Fire Hazard
The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard.


Waterway Plastics Recalls Spa Drain Suction Covers Due to Risk of Entrapment
The Waterway Plastics Designer Pro Series model 640-52XX S suction covers can become disengaged. This poses an entrapment hazard.


Cane Creek Recalls Bicycle Shocks Due to Risk of Injury
The shock absorber is marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR), posing a fall hazard to a rider.


Meijer Recalls Halloween Projector Flashlight Due to Burn Hazard
The flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle.


Arctic Cat Recalls Single-Rider and 2UP ATVs Due To Crash Hazard
Components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard.


Briggs & Stratton Recalls Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)
Weld on the drive axle can fail resulting in loss of brake control, posing an injury hazard.


American Honda Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
On 2014 Pioneer 700 vehicles, vegetation and debris can accumulate on the middle skid plate, make contact with the exhaust system and ignite.


Sanus Simplicity Television Wall Mounts Recalled by Milestone AV Technologies Due to Impact Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
The nut securing the television to the main arm assembly can loosen causing television to become detached from the arm assembly, posing an impact hazard.


Toys R Us Recalls Toy Toaster Sets Due to Choking Hazard
The plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges.


Michaels Stores Recalls Folding Tables Due to Fall Hazard
The folding table can collapse if someone sits on it, posing a falling hazard.


Louis Garneau Recalls Aerodynamic Bicycle Helmets Due to Injury Hazard
In cold temperatures, P-09 bicycle helmets can fail to protect the wearer.


Dimension Industries Recalls Sling Café Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco (Recall Alert)
The recalled chairs can break due to a missing a metal washer plate under the seat, posing a fall hazard to consumers.


Rejuvenation Recalls Hanging Lamps Due to Risk of Injury (Recall Alert)
The cord system can fail to support the pendant's weight, causing it to fall.


Fluid Handling Recalls Low Water Cut-Off Control Units for Hot Water or Steam Boilers Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards (Recall Alert)
The ground wire and probe wires could be incorrectly assembled in the units by the manufacturer, posing fire and explosion hazards.


PAB Two Recalls Bed Bug Heat Treatment Systems Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
The flexible, electrical conducting strip at the top of the heating element can break at the corners after multiple setups, posing an electrical fire hazard.


Fiskars Recalls Bypass Lopper Shears Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot
The Fiskars model 6954, titanium bypass loppers can break while in use. Eleven reports of incidents, some resulting in bruising and lacerations.


KYMCO Recalls ATVs Due to Burn, Fire Hazards (Recall Alert)
The fuel cap on select models can fail to vent properly causing the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank.


Toys R Us Recalls Children’s Sandals Due to Choking Hazard
The butterfly wing decorations on the Koala Baby girls' sandals can rip and detach.


Women’s Scarves Recalled by Zazou Scarves Due to Burn Hazard; Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
The sheer 100% silk scarves fail the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury.


Recall Alerts for 2015
These are the Recall Alerts for 2015.


Pure Baby Organics Boys Hoodie Recalled by Chantique’s Corp. Due To Strangulation Hazard
The boys hoodies have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children.


Active Apparel Recalls Boys Fission Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard
The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children.


Franklin Fueling Systems Recalls Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard
The crimp on the fuel hose can loosen causing fuel to leak.


Trimfoot Recalls Children's Soft-Soled Sneakers Due to Choking Hazard; Sold exclusively at Macy's
A small metal eyelet in the upper can detach from the inside of First Impressions high-top sneakers.


Husqvarna Recalls Craftsman Push Mowers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Orchard Supply Hardware (Recall Alert)
The engine control bail/lever on 3-in-1 high-wheel mowers with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck can fail to stop the engine and blades.


Shivvers Recalls Country Clipper Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard
The ignition module in 2012, 2013 and 2014 riding lawn mowers with 27-horsepower Kohler engines can fail to ground, overheat and melt.


Bad Boy Buggies Recalls Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard
Diminished braking ability with the Ambush, Instinct and Recoil model off-road vehicles can pose a crash hazard to consumers.


Ross Stores Recalls Bistro Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
The chair's seat can fail to stay attached to the frame and the chair can collapse.


Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Sets Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire Hazard
The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard.


Siemens Recalls Audible Fire Alarm Base Due to Risk of Injury
The Siemens SBGA-34 audible fire alarm base can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk of personal injury and property damage.


IKEA Recalls Children’s Swing Due To Fall Hazard
The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury.


Arctic Cat Recalls Side by Sides Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
Oil can leak from the cooler line on the Trail and Trail XT side by side off-road vehicles, posing a fire hazard.


Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or CO incident after a power outage.


American Honda Recalls Gas-Powered Generators Due to Impact Hazard and Owner’s Manual Error (Recall Alert)
The rear frame support on 2014 Honda gasoline-powered 7,000-watt generators can fail during lifting. In addition, the owner’s manual has missing or duplicated pages.


Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard
The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing an entrapment hazard.


Coleman Recalls Inflatable Rubber River Tubes Due to Skin Irritation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
Contact with Sevylor one-person River Racer tubes can cause skin irritation.


Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboarding Control System Due to Risk of Injury
The spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control and potential injury.


Livie & Luca Recalls Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard
A metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining.


Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
The snowmobile's fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.


AmTRAN Video Recalls to Repair 42-Inch JVC Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over
The neck of the JVC Emerald Series flat panel television's stand can crack and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly. This poses a risk of injury to the consumer.


FGX International Recalls Children’s Sunglasses Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.


Great Innovations Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively by QVC (Recall Alert)
Water can enter the Air Innovations model MH-407 humidifiers and cause the circuit board to short circuit and overheat. This poses a fire hazard.


iDevices Recalls Temperature Probes Due to Ingestion Hazard
The plastic insulator inside the Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and Pro Meat Probes is not heat resistant and can melt and fall into food.


Orbea Recalls Avant Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
The bicycle fork can crack, posing a fall hazard to the rider.


Tray Vous Recalls Snack and Activity Trays for Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard
The opening between the tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child's body to pass through but could trap his head.


American Woodcrafters Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Havertys (Recall Alert)
The Cottage Retreat II bunk bed's side mattress support rails can break.


Swimwear Anywhere Recalls Little Marc Jacobs Girls Hooded Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard (Recall Alert)
A child can strangle if the drawstring in the jacket's hood gets caught on the playground slide, school bus door or elsewhere.


Multi-Purpose Outdoor Shelters Recalled By Sunjoy Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at BJ's Wholesale Club (Recall Alert)
The fabric canopy on the shelters fails to comply with the voluntary flammability standard.


NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury
The rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off, posing a risk of head injury.


Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
The power cords on the units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.


Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)
The glass lens on the fixture can break, posing a laceration hazard.


Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.


Two Deaths Reported with Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs; Recall Announced Due to Suffocation and Choking Hazards
Kids can open the chair’s zippers, crawl inside and suffocate and choke on the foam beads.


WilliamsRDM Recalls StoveTop FireStop Microhood Due to Safety Hazard (Recall Alert)
The Microhood's front canister can fall from the unit and fail to suppress the fire.


SolarWorld Recalls Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock or Fire Hazard
The bare-copper grounding lugs installed with SolarWorld Solar Systems can corrode, resulting in a faulty ground circuit. This poses a risk of shock, electrocution and fire.


Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger Due to Injury Hazard
The adjustment buckles can release unexpectedly, causing the stored item to fall and injure people nearby.


Golden Artist Colors Recalls QoR Synthetic Ox Gall due to Skin Irritation (Recall Alert)
Consumers could experience an allergic skin reaction after long periods of skin contact.


Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards
The side panels on the Franklin & Ben Mason style cribs can separate and create a hazardous gap. This poses a fall hazard and risk of entrapment.


BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard
Children's cartoon character water bottle lid can break into sharp pieces, posing a laceration hazard.


Snowmobiles Recalled by Arctic Cat Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
Fuel can leak from the Arctic Cat XF 7000 and ZR 7000 snowmobiles' fuel line assembly, posing a fire hazard to riders.


Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The Whole Room Vortex heater, model VH110, can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items.


ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire
Radio frequency interference can cause the smoke detectors to fail.


JPC Equestrian Recalls Stirrup Leathers Due to Fall Hazard
The Henri De Rivel pre-stretched, 48-inch and 54-inch stirrup leathers can crack and break while in use. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.


CoScentrix Recalls Candles in Metal Tins Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby
High flames from the “DD” brand CoScentrix candles can ignite the surface wax and the polymer coating on the tin-plated container. This poses a fire hazard.


Lea Industries Recalls Lighted Night Stands Due to Burn Hazard
The 20-watt halogen bulb under the night stands can overheat, scorch carpet, and poses a burn hazard.


L.L. Bean Recalls Children’s Sweaters Due to Choking Hazard (Recall Alert)
The spare button on the inside seam of the sweaters can detach, posing a choking hazard.


VIZIO Recalls to Repair 39- and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over
The stand assembly can fail on the VIZIO E-Series flat panel televisions and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly. This poses a risk of injury to the consumer


Samson International Recalls Bar Stool Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
The footrest can crack, compromising the strength and stability of the bar stool, posing a fall hazard.


Johnson Outdoors Diving Recalls Dive Computers Due to Injury Hazard
Divers can suffer from decompression sickness when the dive computer leaks and stops working.


PetSmart Recalls Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
The 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt heaters are insufficiently grounded.


Dynacraft Recalls Avigo Youth Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys “R” Us
The front wheel on the 20-inch Avigo youth bicycle can detach, posing a fall hazard.


Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard
The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel.


Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)
Sticks and other debris can break through the floor boards and into the foot rest area.


Philips Lighting Recalls Lightolier Glass Lenses Due to Laceration Hazard
The "Lightolier" brand decorative glass lens can shatter and result in falling pieces of glass. This poses a risk of laceration.


Metabo Recalls Electric Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard
The grinder's on/off switch can stick in the “On” position, posing a laceration hazard.


Mayborn USA Recalls to Repair Baby Monitors Due to Strangulation Hazard
Child can pull cord into crib and wrap around the neck, posing a strangulation hazard.


Recalled Products Sold by Best Buy and Liquidators After Recall Date
Hazards can include fire, burn, shock, expelled parts, falls and skin irritation depending on the product.


Far East Brokers Recall Glass Beverage Dispenser Set Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Publix
The metal stand supporting the dispenser can break.


Pottery Barn Recalls Bar Stools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
The footrest on the Pottery Barn "Donovan" style bar stool can break. This poses a fall hazard to the user.


East Coast Cycle Supply Recalls Trayl TRN Mountain Bikes Due to Crash Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sports Authority (Recall Alert)
The brakes on the bikes can fail to stop riders within the distances required by federal regulation.


Dream On Me Recalls High Chairs Due to Strangulation and Fall Hazards
The leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck or fall from the chair.


Oeuf Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard
The slats/spindles and top rail on four models of Sparrow cribs can detach from the cribs and pose an entrapment hazard to a child.





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