Monday, October 29, 2012

What do you do if your identity is stolen?

The Federal Trade Commission has an excellent website that is a one stop resource detailing a multitude of ways that  help you detect, deter and defend identity theft. Also, you can download many key and outstanding  guides and brochure on these topics. We highly recommend this website to you and your family.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Protecting Your Children

Protecting Your Children - There have been a number of product recalls lately concerning children that we should update you on. The “Dream On Me” recalls infant swings due to their having a strangulation hazard. This came out October 18, 2012. How does this happen? A child’s body can pass through the opening on the Happy Swing II between the tray and seat or the grab bar and the seat, and then become trapped if the child is not buckled in. Also, certain Evenflo Big Kid Factory Select booster seats shipped between August 6-September 18 have been recalled. As for clothing, Children’s Apparel Network recalls fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets due a violation of lead paint standard. These are sold at Target. The clothing has Snow White, Mickey Mouse, and Cars character designs. When buying various products, it is important that you get on the internet and visit All these and many other problems are easily noted.

Friday, October 5, 2012

It is that time of  year again when people pull out blankets including electric blankets. We want to warn folks, for safety sake, to make sure that you follow all directions connected to any electric blankets you have at home.  Please pay particular attention to the year and brand of the product.  There have been fires associated with certain models and manufacturers such as Sunbeam.  If your electric blanket is more than ten years old, replace it,even if it seems to be working well.  But even some newer electric blankets have been reported to have caught fire.  Never leave your blanket turned on when unattended.