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Bronx Apartment Fire Kills 12, Injures 14 Others

A fire that quickly consumed a five-story Bronx apartment building Thursday, Dec. 28, killing 12 and critically injuring several others, was caused by a toddler playing with a stove, New York City fire officials said. The fire, the deadliest New York City fire in a quarter century, swept through the apartment building “like a chimney,” New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told the press in a news conference outside the building Friday. The fire was exacerbated by the resident of the Bronx apartment where the fire originated, Commissioner Nigro said. After finding her kitchen in flames, the mother of the ... Read More

More than 1 million Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms recalled by Kidde

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment, in conjunction with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a monumental recall of about 1.2 million smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. The recalled alarms may fail to sound during a fire or a CO incident, which prompted the recall. According to the CPSC, the recalled Kidde residential smoke alarms, model i12010S, were manufactured between the dates of Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014. The recalled combination smoke/CO alarms, model il2010SCO, were manufactured between the dates of Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014. Lastly, the combination smoke/CO alarms with model number KN-COSM-IBA ... Read More

Cooking fires sharply rise on Thanksgiving Day; CPSC releases tips on ensuring a safe holiday

The Thanksgiving holidays have been celebrated by Americans since 1863 as an annual tradition when families take the time to come together and enjoy one another’s company with a large feast of homemade foods. However, what most families don’t know is that the threat of kitchen fires triples on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). On Thanksgiving Day alone, there was an average of around 1,300 cooking fires from 2009 through 2011. This more than triples the average daily rate of about 400 cooking fires each day during those years. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said, “As ... Read More