Lumber Liquidators supports Ronald McDonald houses
Lumber Liquidators has helped create more than 50 "home-away-from-homes" for families, through its support for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
Lumber Liquidators’ latest support of RMHC included donating more than $8,000 in bamboo flooring to the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh.
Robert M. Lynch, president and CEO, said, "Ronald McDonald House Charities embodies our commitment to Lay It Forward because it makes lasting impacts on the families it serves. We are pleased to have donated beautiful hardwood floors to Ronald McDonald Houses, helping them create an accommodating home for years to come. This strengthens families during a challenging time and allows them to focus on creating a brighter future for their child."
Since 2007, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America has donated more than 250,000 square feet of flooring to Ronald McDonald Houses, which offer a temporary home to families who have relocated in order to better support and care for their child who is hospitalized or receiving medical treatment.
In April, the National Wood Flooring Association recognized Lumber Liquidators’ support for RMHC by honoring the company with a 2013 Community Service Award.
Schneider Electric recalls APC surge protectors
Citing multiple reports of overheating, fire damage and contact burns, Schneider Electric is recalling approximately 15 million of its SurgeArrest surge protectors.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been at least 700 reports of overheating and melting surge protectors, 55 claims of property damage from smoke and fire, and 13 reports of injuries, which include smoke inhalation and contact burns. Some of the more egregious property damage reports included a home that sustained $916,000 in damage, and a medical facility with $750,000 in fire damage.
The recall specifically involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003. Customers can determine the year of manufacture by looking at the two numbers following the first letter or letters in the serial number, located on the label on the bottom. Specific model numbers can be found here.
The CPSC urgers consumers to discontinue use immediately, unplug the surge protectors and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement.