Be very, very careful.


With the upcoming Holiday Weekend, I probably ought to do a public service announcement, or something.  So. Here it is.  I’ll do what I can to make your weekend error free.

With that, I bring you just a smidgey-bit of the recalls which are currently afflicting our great nation.

First. Hold on to your drinks.  The  Tommee Tippee Sippee Cups are being recalled immediately.  Yes.  All 3.1 million of those Tommee Tippees.   Apparently, if these cups are not cleaned properly…. mold can form.   And the mold has the possibility of making children sick.

Parents….  here is a bigger NEWS FLASH for you.  Wash your dishes.  And while your at it… throw your kid’s sippy cup into that sink of sudsy hot water.  Swirl it around a little.  Presto. Change-o.  Like magic… it is clean.  Problem solved.  No mold.

And… no kajillion dollar recall.

Another recall to hit the air waves.  A company called Black Diamond  is recalling one of their products.  The Via Ferrata Climbing Equipment is being brought back.  Specifically, the sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards in the climbing set.   The warning?   A Fall Hazard.

Again, let me remind you of the product.  It is climbing equipment.   The hazard?  Falling.   Uhnnnnn…. need I say more?  But in case you don’t get it.  Quit climbing up on crap.  And if you DON’T climb up on  things… you won’t fall off those things.

Next.  One of my favorite stores… Target…. has issued a recall.  This one, in particular is a call in for Menorahs.  In this case, these Menorahs can possibly cause a Fire Hazard.

In case you aren’t familiar with Menorahs, I will describe.   There are two types.  The Hanukkah menorah, (or chanukiah or hanukiah), is a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah.  There is another  seven-branched menorah used in the ancient Temple.  But. Here is the deal.   Both of them are candelabrums.  They hold candles. You light candles on fire.

Hence.  Fire Hazard.

Up Next.  Hobby Lobby Infant Pacifier Holders are also being recalled.  This is due to Choking Hazard.  I can only imagine what this lollapallooza of a pacifier looks like…. but here is the deal.   The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the Pacifier Holder.

That is… if your kid can hold it up to being with.    But again… that would JUST be the fin of the whale and the head of the octopus.  And if your kid can get all of that in his mouth… you may have other problems to deal with.

Finally, I am a big fan of Fiskar Scissors.  I think they are about the best cutting aparatus for the common fellow.  BUT. You guessed it.  A recall.  Actually, this is a prompt recall of the Bypass Lopper Shears….. sold exclusively at Home Depot.

This warning involves a Laceration Hazard.

Hmmmm. Again. Sharp scissors.  Laceration hazard.  Isn’t that true with all of them?  Another news flash… don’t run with your scissors… and you’ll be just fine.   Set them down on the counter BEFORE you go out for your 5 mile morning run.  Leave your sharp knives there too.  When you get back home, you can pick them up again.  I promise.

And with that good promise, I suspect my public service announcement has been fulfilled.  Be safe out there.  Keep octopus heads out of your mouth, and blow out your Menorah before you go to bed.  And if you climb up real high on a rock wall… you are asking for it.

It is better to play than do nothing.
– Confucius (Philosopher, 551 BC-479 BC)

Don’t be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin.
– Grace Hansen

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
– Dolly Parton (Singer, actor, 1946-)