More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

It constantly amazes me how many times I raise an issue and then a day or two later something pops up in the news. In a post on September 20, I wrote that I was arranging to install carbon monoxide detectors in my home and that of my son due to the risk where you have gas fire places, ovens, central heating etc. Today, I […]

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Phones on planes – the danger

Phones on planes – the danger

As most of you who know me know, I am on planes a lot. Yesterday I flew home from Sydney on my last flight before I go on leave on Tuesday. It was interesting for me that 3 people around me lost their phone during the flight and had to call over the cabin crew to help them retrieve them. It was therefore with interest […]

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Devastating fire sparked by a heater

Devastating fire sparked by a heater

I was sad to receive the following article this morning where two young toddlers have perished in a bedroom fire in Geelong East, Victoria. It is believed a toy fell onto a bar heater, which was turned on earlier in the morning, and ultimately sparked a small fire, causing smoke. This silent small fire went on to engulf the entire room with smoke and the […]

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Beware the hire car scam

Beware the hire car scam

I received the following email from a broker this morning; Hi Allan,        Hope your well and keep the blogs coming. I thought this may be something that you may find interesting.   Please find attached a notice of Intention to sue that was sent to my friend. I think there maybe something wrong with the whole situation. To put you in the picture my friend […]

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The courts are letting Victorian’s down

The courts are letting Victorian’s down

Like many Victorian’s I woke up to the sickening vision of the random attack of a pedestrian by one of three men walking along the footpath. But it gets worse.  The news report states that the culprit was allowed out on bail against the recommendation of the Police. The reasoning behind the attack? The culprit had been drinking and taking cocaine. As if that is […]

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Serious amounts of lead in some Hashmi eyeliners.

Serious amounts of lead in some Hashmi eyeliners.

I often ask you to keep your eye out for our warnings on recalled products. This one I want you to keep your eyes well away from. The NSW Health Department uncovered the issue when 3 children from the same family became sick. On testing two eyeliners, namely Hashmi Surmi Special and Hashmi Kohl Aswad, it was found they were a staggering 84 per cent […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 4 July 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 4 July 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Toshiba Client Solutions ANZ Pty Limited — 2-pin AC Adapter supplied with certain Toshiba laptops Shin Mi Australia Pty Ltd — Seafood Dumpling (Gyoza) 680g Han Ga Wee Pty Ltd — Pork BBQ Spicy 500g Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — 2017-2018 Indian Scout, Scout 60 and Scout Bobber Motorcycles Rena Ware International, Inc. — Nutrex Cooker™, 9 […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 26 June 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 26 June 2018

This week’s recalls includes the following: Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Selected MY 2018 Audi Q5 (FY) Bunnings Group Limited — SmartSpace Kit Home Electrical Components Automobili Lamborghini SpA — Aventador Coupe and Roadster FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2014-2018 (KL) Jeep Cherokee PS Importers Pty Ltd — Triumph Motorcycles – Various Models SA Sprouts — Various Sprouts Packs BRP APAC — MY 2018 Can-Am […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 19 June 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 19 June 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Volkswagen Group Australia — MY18 Volkswagen Polo BMW AG — BMW E83 X3 Overseas Vehicle Sales — Cadillac Escalade 2007 – 2014 Kia Motors Australia —MY 2015-2019 YP Carnival Volvo Group Australia — Mack Granite, Mack Trident, Mack Titan and Mack Super-Liner trucks TJM Products Pty Ltd — TJM Recovery Gear Snatch Strap 8,000KG 9M Blue Sky Foods […]

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Fined for using a mobile phone while in charge of a motorised lawn mower

Fined for using a mobile phone while in charge of a motorised lawn mower

As regular readers will know I am a very strong advocate against the use of mobile phones, particularly texting while driving. I support the introduction of exclusions in motor vehicle policies as a deterrent against this extremely dangerous practice. I therefore read with interest that police in the UK pulled over a council employee who was, I gather, driving the motorised industrial ride on lawn […]

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