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John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle recalled for repair

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:42:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport, and Trail model utility vehicles because the fuel line could come apart and become a potential fire danger. John Deere dealers will be offering a free inspection and repair to remedy this problem.

Around 4,650 of the John Deere Gator Utility vehicles are involved in the recall. Deere and Company (NYSE:DE) received three reports of the fuel line separating, with no injuries involved. The vehicles were sold between August 2012 and October 2012 by John Deere dealers at a cost between $12,900 and $15,500.

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Natural Wood Outdoor Swing sold at Big Lots being recalled for Fall Danger

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 06:40:32 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Big Lots is voluntarily recalling around 6,900 Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings, because the seat could break free while in use.

Big Lots announced the recall after receiving 14 reports of the swing seats breaking. Four of the reports involved people getting back pain from the fall. Five of the reports involved people receiving scratches and scrapes.

The outdoor seating was sold at Big Lot stores nationally between March 2012 and June 2012. They retailed for around $130.

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Martha Stewart programming to be available on Hulu, YouTube, and The AOL On Network

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 03:13:06 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSLO), (NYSE: MSO) announced several online distribution channels for their instructional videos. Starting today, MSLO will be offering full episodes of their popular content on Hulu and Hulu Plus. They will also offer short video clips on The AOL On Network as well. Additionally, Fullscreen, Inc. was chosen to help develop The Martha Stewart network on YouTube.

MSLO has a library of over 15,000 instructional videos displaying knowledge and skills of Martha Stewart, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Lucinda Scala Quinn, and more.

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Cash for Grass Rebate Program returns to the High Desert

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:57:59 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC) along with the Mojave Water Agency (MWA) and the Hesperia Water District are bringing back the Cash for Grass Program. The rebate application period will start on September 4, 2012.

The Cash for Grass Program offers single-family property owners a cash rebate for taking out living and maintained lawns and replacing them with landscaping that uses very little water. Homeowners must be within the Mojave Water Agency service area. The rebate will be for 50 cents per square foot with a maximum rebate of up to $3,000.

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Exmark Riding Mower Recall announced for Important Repair

Thu, 03 May 2012 04:01:15 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall from Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc., because the Quest ZRT riding mower deck could fail from faulty bearings. This can cause interference with the operator’s control, which could cause the lawnmower to possibly crash.

Around 2,200 of the Exmark Quest ZRT 42” riding lawnmowers are involved in this recall. The manufacturer received 18 reports of the deck failing. No injuries were reported. The mowers were sold between March 2009 and April 2010 at Exmark dealers nationwide.

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Citrus Quarantine in Hacienda Heights and Surrounding Areas for Huanglongbing Disease

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:40:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that a 93 square acre of land has been quarantined in Hacienda Heights because of a citrus disease, huanglongbing, was identified. The citrus disease is also called citrus greening or yellow dragon disease. The USDA said that this is a serious disease for citrus. The psyllid insects are known to spread the disease to the citrus. The bacteria itself is safe for humans.

The CDFA said that the area involved is centered on the Pomona Freeway (HWY 60) and Hacienda Blvd. The area extends into Orange County into the northern part of Baldwin Park and West Covina. On the west is South El Monte and Whittier, and to the east is the city of Walnut and Rowland Heights. There is a much larger area for quarantine that is already in place.

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Bee Colony Collapse could be related to Pesticide Usage

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:47:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is suggesting the cause of the honeybee colonies dying off since 2006 is related to imidacloprid, which is an extensively used pesticide. The study will be printed in the June issue of the Bulletin of Insectology.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a puzzle for scientists as to what is causing the decline of honeybees. Scientists estimate that between 30% and 90% of honeybee colonies have collapsed since 2006.

The authors, led by Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of Environmental Health, along with his colleagues, hypothesized that the CCD was increasing at the same time that imidacloprid was introduced in the beginning of the 1990’s.

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Recall announced for Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers for Repair

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 04:20:41 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers because of a fire hazard. The company is offering a free repair to fix the problem.

Around 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers are involved in the recall. The problem is that a rubber spacer around the fuel lines in the fuel tank could leak causing a possible fire. Husqvarna received seven reports of the fuel leaking, and no injuries were reported.

The grass and hedge trimmers were sold nationwide at Lowes, Sears, and Husqvarna dealers for around $150 to $320. They were sold to consumers between May 2011 and January 2012.

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Kawasaki MULE Utility Vehicle Recall announced for Fuel Hose Repair

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 03:18:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Kawasaki MULE 600 and 610 model utility carts because there is a danger of the vehicle catching on fire. The problem is that a fuel tube could rub on the air cleaner housing and develop a hole. This hole could leak fuel and cause a fire. No reports of injury or product damage has been reported to the company.

There are around 3,900 utility carts involved in the recall and were sold at Kawasaki dealerships between June 2011 to February 2012 for between $6,700 and $8,200. The 2012 model year of the Kawasaki MULE 600 (KAF400BCF), MULE 610 4x4 (KAF400ACF), and the MULE 610 4x4 XC (KAF400DCF or KAF400ECF) have the problem that needs to be inspected and repaired. The utility carts come in green, red, black, and camouflage.

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Recall of Cub Cadet, MTD Gold, and Troy-Bilt Lawn Tractors announced for Transaxle Repair

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:36:10 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of certain Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors because the hydrostatic transaxle could fail. This could cause the brakes to stop working and could cause the tractor to crash. Consumers who have the recalled lawn tractors should stop using them until they can get the necessary repair from an authorized dealer.

There are around 2,700 lawn tractors involved in this recall. The lawn tractors were sold nationwide between January 2011 and January 2012 at a retail price around $1,900 to $2,800. The Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt that have the Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. The Cub Cadet and the Troy-Bilt models have a date of manufacturing between December 2010 through March 2011. The date the units were manufactured are listed underneath the seat on a label. On the MTD Gold models involved in the recall have serial numbers that begin with 1L15 or 1L16.

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Honda Gas Powered Trimmers Recalled for Repair

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:59:49 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of American Honda gas powered lawn trimmers with the model number of HHT35SUKAT. The recall was announced because the company received 11 reports of broken or cracked shafts with no injuries being reported.

The company is concerned that the broken or cracked shafts could cause the lower gear case or cutter attachment to fly off, which could possibly cause injury. Around 14,000 trimmers in the US and 3,600 trimmers in Canada are involved in the recall. They were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers both online and at stores nationwide between May 2006 and February 2012 at a price around $420 - $430.

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ECHO Gas Powered Backpack Lawn Blower Recall announced for Free Fuel Line Repair

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 04:27:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall by Echo Inc. for one model number of their gas powered backpack blower lawn equipment, because they could possibly leak fuel and catch on fire. The recall involves around 16,000 units. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The model numbers involved are PB-265L with two ranges of serial numbers involved: P093121 35519 through P093121 50152 and P078110 20732 through P078110 22309. The gas powered lawn blower was sold at Home Depot and ECHO dealers nationwide between 2011 through January 2012 for around $270.

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KYMCO Utility Task Vehicle Recall for Repair announced due to Fire Danger

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:28:41 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 1,876 of KYMCO’s 2009 through 2012 utility task vehicles (UTVs). The recall was initiated because of the possibility that the exposed exhaust could catch the vehicle on fire. A free repair is being offered by the KYMCO USA dealers to address this concern.

KYMCO USA received three reports of the utility vehicles being damaged from fire. No injury reports have been received in regards to this recall.

The recalled vehicles were sold nationwide at KYMCO dealers between June 2008 and October 2011 for around $7,600 and $10,100.

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Coupon Clipping - RedPlum names 2011 Super (Savings) Man Contest Winner

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:36:10 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - RedPlum is a coupon provider both online and in newspapers. They wanted to get the word out that coupon clipping is not just for women, but for men also. They hosted a 2011 Super (Savings) Man Contest and have named this year’s winner, Brandon Wade of Paducah, Kentucky.

RedPlum’s contest was hosted on Facebook and they reported receiving 500 entries in the first day alone, with 1,700 entries received for the contest. The entries came mostly from women naming their men in their life as being big on saving with coupons and other means.

Brandon Wade won the contest after his wife told RedPlum how he started clipping coupons when he lost his job. He also started to cook at home to save money. His wife also said that he is on the lookout for meat that is reduced for quick sale to save money.

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2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program - Upcoming event dates in Southern California

Thu, 26 May 2011 22:52:42 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The 2011 Lawnmower Exchange program is going on now in Southern California to help residents in certain cities to exchange their gas powered mower for a discounted new electric mower. This is the ninth annual “Mow Down Air Pollution” lawnmower exchanger program. In order to participate there is a pre-registration needed along with other requirements.

You have to be at least 18 years old and a resident in certain cities throughout Southern California to be able exchange a working gasoline powered mower for a deeply discounted electric mover. There are 6,600 electric mowers available for only $100, $160 or $230 this year. The different prices reflect the five different models available. You can only exchange one lawnmower per household. All of Orange County, and the urban portions of Los Angeles County (excluding the Antelope Valley), Riverside
County and San Bernardino County cities may be included. To get the complete list of cities for each county visit, http://www.aqmd.gov/aqmd/cities.html.

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Bing offers Cashback with Ebay

Mon, 03 May 2010 18:08:58 +0000

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[Best Syndication News] Microsoft's Bing search engine has a special shopping section that will earn you cashback when you shop through their shopping portal. Ebay has been working with Bing and offers cashback for up to 40 qualifying purchases per Ebay account.

The maximum you can receive from a qualifying purchase through the bing cashback program with ebay is up to $200.00. There is a lifetime cap of $4,000 or 40 purchase cap whichever you reach first for earning cashback through the Bing shopping cashback program.

You have to be 18 years old in the United States, have a ebay.com account in good standing, and have a US Paypal account that is also in good standing to participate in the rebate program. You also have to have Microsoft Cashback Program Account in good standing and you have to follow the terms set forth by both eBay and Bing.

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Groundhog Day 2010 – Early Spring or More Winter ahead?

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:38:16 +0000

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[Best Syndication News] It's Groundhog Day a holiday that is recognized on February 2nd in the US and in Canada. The holiday is rather a fun one, that has the animal rights people wanting a robot groundhog to be used instead of a real one. If the groundhog sees its shadow it will go back underground and there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog doesn't see its shadow then winter is almost over.

The Pennsylvania German's have made this a tradition, with the folklore of predicting spring. The largest celebration of Groundhog Day with crowds gathering upwards of 40,000 people are in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. All to see if the groundhog will go back into hiding.

It appears that it was different results for more winter or early spring as the following cities have reported according to Wikipedia. 9 cities reported an early spring, while 5 cities reported 6 mores weeks of winter.

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Guide for Build an Indoor Grow Room

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 23:20:34 +0000

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With an indoor grow room systems you will be able to cultivate flowers, herbs or vegetables inside and at any time of year. If you have considered growing indoors now is an excellent time to get started.

If you have considered growing indoors, You can start your seeds  at home, a gardener has a chance to grow unusual and not those popular plants, many of which can rarely be found in the garden centers. Indoor growing systems have been used to raise a variety of different plant and flower species successful. Indoor systems are known for producing high quality growth very quickly because they permit growers significant control of the growing environment.

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Restoring Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:14:50 +0000

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As in all furniture, even the most durable furniture starts to degenerate over time. Due to old age, the appearance is affected. The wicker furniture will look old, dirty and unusable. If you find yourself in a similar position, do not throw away your wicker just yet. It may be that the furniture just needs a clean and brightening up, or it may be that it needs repairing before you can start any form of redecorating it. Use some wood glue where appropriate to stick loose ends back where they should be.

To clean your wicker, start with the vacuum. To clean the wicker furniture off any molds and mildew, you can use the mixture of 2 tablespoons of ammonia mixed in a bucket of water.

After you have scrubbed your furniture clean, you can then rinse your furniture piece with water. Follow this by wiping down the surface with a soft cloth and letting the wicker dry in the sun to prevent possible mold and mildew problems.

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Where to Find Plans for Your Chicken Coop Project

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 11:06:22 +0000

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Spending a weekend doing projects is more than just a way to pass the idle hours. You can make it productive and exciting by using your hands to build something that would benefit you. A good idea would be to build your own chicken coop so that you will be able to raise your own livestock and get fresh eggs which you know are safe to eat.

Provided that your zoning allows you to build a chicken coop and keep livestock, the first thing that you should do is to research for options on how to build it yourself. A good resource is the Internet, and it would be as easy as typing in “build your own chicken coop” at the search bar of any search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or MSN. Exciting as it may sound, hold your enthusiasm and browse through the options before you click on any “buy now” buttons.

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