Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

This week’s produce recalls includes: Citroen Automobiles Australia — Citroen C4 Aircross MY2013 MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd — Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 S Series Commercial Ride On Lawn Mowers Australian Sedy Pty Ltd — 33″ and 60″ high lift farm jack Tesla Motors — Tesla Model S MY2014-2016 Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia Pty Ltd — Bronchi-cough Pill (Qiguanyan Kesou Tanchuanwan) NF Importers […]

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Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

As you know, I post each week the Product Recalls released by the ACCC and hope that it helps those who may have purchased a recall item to know and be able to return it before any problems. This one I felt needed its own post, as on Christmas Night 2018, the night of the fire in my own home, the emergency responders told me […]

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Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

A Christmas to remember. After helping people through home and business fires for nearly 48 years, ‘it did happen to me’, at around 10:30pm Christmas night. After only about 1 1/2 hours sleep that night I posted a quick note on Facebook with a few photos. The response I received was a complete surprise. There were a few common themes. The first which was only […]

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A couple of examples of excellent Service – Chubb Insurance and Hoselink

A couple of examples of excellent Service – Chubb Insurance and Hoselink

Claims even happen to those like me in the industry and I have written on times when I had terrible service to the point I changed our business insurer. Over the weekend my home had some water entry. I was home at the time of the storm and having been woken by it went around the home and as soon as I saw the problem […]

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Please take the Federal Government’s advice on solar panels

Please take the Federal Government’s advice on solar panels

You will have heard on the news the spat between the Federal and State Governments on the issue of faulty solar panel installations. To me it is the insulation bat scandal all over again with a number of dodgy individuals out to make a quick buck. In my own case I rang the association and sought their advice on who was long term and respectable. […]

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Storm chaos in Melbourne – timely reminder of the dangers of flooded roads

Storm chaos in Melbourne – timely reminder of the dangers of flooded roads

News.com.au reported on Friday that Melbourne was expecting a months worth of rain in one day. All across the state we saw cars stranded by flood waters as a result of the heavy downpour. And more is on the way according to the bureau. “The SES had more than 720 callouts in 24 hours since Friday 9am. Richmond, Darley, Werribee, Bacchus Marsh and Hawthorn were the […]

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Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Victoria Police has blamed the rise in pedestrian deaths on people using mobile phones or wearing earphones while crossing roads. New stats from the Transport Accident Commission show (table below) that over the past 12 months (Oct 17 – Oct 18) there has been a 31% (29 in 2017 and 38 in 2018) increase in Pedestrian deaths on our roads. That is 38 people who […]

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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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