Coleman equipment for kids, a gift from Coleman
Youth groups across the nation are getting an additional reason to head outside this summer. The Coleman Company is donating $110,000 worth of camping equipment to Scouts, Boys & Girls Club Chapters and various first-time camper programs at state parks throughout the country.
“We want to showcase the ease, excitement and affordability of camping through first-hand experiences," said Coleman president Dave Allen. "Getting people outdoors means fun and healthy living resulting in less time spent on smart phones or in front of video consoles, computer and television screens.”
Coleman is making the donation as part of its role as the founding sponsor of Great Outdoors Month, an effort to get kids and their families outside.
As part of its sponsorship, Coleman is also underwriting four Capital Camp-Outs hosted by the governors of Kansas, Colarado, Georgia and Washington, as well as one camp-out in Arkansas at Pea Ridge NMP.
Additionally, Coleman will be promoting its "get outside" message via its Ranger Days Tour, in which former outdoor professionals will camp out at Walmart stores in 20 U.S. markets, sharing tips and advice with interested parties.
“Coleman Rangers engage shoppers in conversation about the abundant outdoor resources available nearby and across the United States while also demonstrating equipment and offering personal insights," said Allen. “We want to make camping attainable. The Ranger Days Tour helps people see how easy and affordable it is to go camping and then Coleman provides everything to help them get there.”
Hitachi Koki recalls pneumatic nailers
Norcross, Georgia-based Hitachi Koki is recalling its Pneumatic Nailer over an injury hazard, citing a tendency for the nailer to jam and override the safety switch that keeps more than one nail from firing at a time.
The affected products bear the model numbers NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3, which are printed on a label on the side of the nailer and the outside of the box. Units with a letter "R" decal next to the model number (as well as an engraved "R" near the serial number) are not included in the recall.
They were sold at independent home improvement and building supply stores (as well as online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com and Grainger.com) between May 2012 and M
Consumers are advised to immediately discontinue use and to contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
The recall affects about 25,000 units in the United States and 300 in Canada. At the time, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
Kwikset adds re-key technology to SmartKey line
Spectrum Brands’ Kwikset is updating its SmartKey Padlock line with the addition of SmartKey re-key technology.
Now, customers will be able to use the same key to unlock their home and their SmartKey padlocks. In just three steps, homeowners can re-key their padlocks to work with any Kwikset Smartkey lock.
"Having just one key to lock and unlock your home, shed, toolbox, locker and other secure spaces eliminates the worry of keeping track of multiple keys, solving an inefficiency that most people deal with daily," said Matt Richman, director of marketing. "Homeowners have enjoyed the superior security and ability to easily re-key their locks with SmartKey for many years, so we’re thrilled to expand the feature to our new SmartKey Padlock line."
The SmartKey Padlock is made with a hardened molybdenum shackle, as well as dual ball bearing locking, to stand up to potential tampering. The trademarked BumpGuard also offers protection from lock bumping, and a new feature holds the key in the padlock until it’s closed to help make sure it’s not left unlocked (or that the keys aren’t locked inside the home).