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Safety First: Major Recall of Kidde Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of roughly 40.5 million Kidde portable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. (37.8 million units) and Canada (2.7 million units).  The recall involves 134 different models manufactured between Jan 1, 1972 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde extinguishers are commonly sold for residential, vehicle and sometimes commercial use. Background This recall involves…

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Electrical distribution systems need TLC, too!

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Every year, OneBeacon’s partners at The Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) investigate numerous electrical distribution system failures. The primary reasons for these failures are loose or high resistance electrical connections, excessive moisture and lightning. To help you achieve reliable and uninterrupted service of your electrical distribution system, we are pleased to share HSB’s insights and suggestions. This reference piece – Maximize The Service Life Of Your Electrical Distribution System – is available on our website Safety…

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