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Candles Sold at Hobby Lobby Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

A recall has been issued on DD brand candles, sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby, due to a fire hazard. The recall states that the high flame on the candles has the potential to ignite the surface of the wax, posing a hazard to consumers. CoScentrix, the maker of the candles, has received 29 reports of the candle’s surface igniting. The reports have included nine instances of property damage and one injury. The recall includes 256,000 of the candles, which were sold at Hobby Lobby stores from June 2014 through October 2014.

How Do You Properly Use A Double Turn Lane?

Have you ever had to make a turn and there was an inside and an outside turn lane?  We all have.  Have you noticed the dotted white lines from those turn lanes into the intersection?  Those lines are a guide to inform the drivers in the inside and outside turn lanes as to which lanes they may turn in to.

Did you know if you are turning from the outside turn lane into a four lane road you may take either of the outside two lanes when you make your turn.  If you are turning from the inside lane into a four lane road you make take either of the two inside lanes.  However, you are not supposed to use the inside turn lane to take the outside lanes and vice versa.  Not only is this considered an improper turn, which could garnish you a ticket, but it could also cause a traffic accident.

The more we know about driving safety, the better drivers we become!

What to Keep In Our Cars for Emergencies

After the recent chaos in Birmingham and Atlanta, we have really been thinking differently about what we keep in our cars for emergencies.  The following is a list of items you should keep handy, just in case:

1.  Jumper cables (preferably with the knowledge to use them safely)
2.   Spare tire, tire iron, and car jack (and/or fix-a-flat)
3.   Blanket or sleeping bag:  This is one we never think about, but many of the people that spent the night in their vehicles on Birmingham highways would have loved to have had one.
4.   Drinking water and/or energy bars
5.   Phone charger
6.   Emergency lighting:  Road flares and reflectors make you visible if broken down or stranded at night.  A flashlight could prove useful as well.

 

Tips for Grilling Safely this Summer

At Hodges Trial Lawyers, we try to not only keep you up to date on legal issues, but to keep you safe throughout the year.  So here’s a list of safety tips for you from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and your family to follow while using your gas grill during this summer.

  1. Check the tubes that lead into the burner for any blockage from insects, spiders and/or food grease.  Use a pipe cleaner or wire to clear blockage and push it through to the main part of the burner.
  2. Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks.  Make sure there are no sharp bends in your hose.
  3. Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.  If you can’t do this, install a heat shield.
  4. Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas.
  5. Check for gas leaks.  If you smell gas or when you reconnect the grill to the LP gas container.  If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don’t attempt to light the grill until the leak is fixed.
  6. Keep lighted cigarettes, matches, or open flames away from a leaking grill.
  7. Never use a grill indoors
  8. Do not attempt to repair a tank valve or appliance yourself.
  9. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany the grill.