Firepot manufacturer halts sales after accidents
After reports of numerous burn injuries, Duluth, Ga.-based Napa Home and Garden issued a "precautionary hold" on sales of its gel burners and gel fuels.
According to the company, the decorative firepots made by Napa and other suppliers are sold in most major mass market retailers and thousands of independent stores.
"My wife KC and I decided to take this step when we learned about recent reports of serious injuries," said owner Jerry Cunningham. "We have sold tens of thousands of Fire Burners and fuel during the last two years and have always considered them safe products."
After numerous reports of burning injuries in the New York Times and other media outlets, the company said it is taking the following three steps:
• Requesting all customers temporarily remove gel burners and gel fuel from the shelves as a precaution;
• Using a third-party safety expert to review the product’s safety, warning labels and "Care and Use" information to make sure it provides accurate and complete safety information to the consumer; and
• Investigating the accidents to determine if there was anything wrong with any batch of fuel.
"I don’t know what the other suppliers are experiencing," Cunningham said. "But we’re a small family owned business, we care very much about our customers, and we want to help assure our products are used safely."
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Golden Hammer vendor winners: LBM and durables
From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The LBM & Durables category — subdivided into seven sub-categories — produced the following winners:
• Bathroom Vanities & Procelain – Kohler
• Building Materials – Quikrete
• Insulation – Owens Corning
• Caulking & Sealants – DAP
• Doors – Clopay/Holmes Garage Door Co.
• Lumber & Plywood – Georgia Pacific
• Windows – Andersen
The Golden Hammer Awards ceremony took place at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 11.
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Stolen Habitat tools replaced
When thieves broke into the construction trailers of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, they made off with $13,000 worth of tools and equipment on May 5. But local businesses have rallied around the not-for-profit organization, replacing what was lost, and then some.
According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, Universal Orlando provided a grant worth up to $10,000 for replacing the stolen equipment. Home improvement retailer Lowe’s pledged to contribute equipment worth approximately $1,500.
"We took it personally when such an admirable organization was hit by such a devastating act," Candace Hartley, manager of Lowe’s West Colonial Drive store, told the newspaper.
W.W. Grainger Inc., a supplier of building maintenance and repair products, pledged to contribute equipment worth approximately $1,500.
Amway Global, a direct-selling company of consumer products, made a $5,000 donation.
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