Name of Product: Ceramic travel mugs Hazard: The mug’s lid does not fit securely and can cause liquids to leak from the bottom of the lid when tilted, posing a burn hazard. Also, the mug does not have a silicone hand wrap so the consumer could burn their hand on the side walls of the mug. Remedy:.. read more →

Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard. Consumer Contact: World Trading toll-free at.. read more →

Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to.. read more →

Name of Product: Fiska 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears Hazard: The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. Remedy: Replacement Consumer Contact: Fiskars toll-free at (855) 544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars website at and click on Product Notifications for more information. Units: About 277,000 in.. read more →

17 Apr 2014
April 17, 2014

Lead Facts

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Did you know the following facts about lead? FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or.. read more →

27 Jan 2014
January 27, 2014

Air Quality in the Home

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“Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it. Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke, and other sources. Effects range from.. read more →

02 Jan 2014
January 2, 2014

Household and Environmental Hazards

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“This list of terms covers most of the common household dangers likely to be encountered by InterNACHI inspectors. algae: microorganisms that may grow to colonies in damp environments, including certain rooftops. They can discolor shingles; often described as fungus. alligatoring:  a condition of paint or aged asphalt brought about by the loss of volatile oils, and.. read more →

1. Provide an alarm code if you choose to set your home security system on the day of inspection. 2. Provide keys to any areas of the home that are locked and cannot be accessed using the front door key. 3. Make sure all pets either go with you or are in a secured location. Please leave a.. read more →

Name of Product: TimeMaster and TurfMaster lawn mowers Hazard: The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact:  Toro toll-free at (855) 340-7686 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for.. read more →

13 Dec 2013
December 13, 2013

Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect

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“Influenced by the changes in the economic and legal environments over the past 30 years, home inspection reports have changed to accommodate increased consumer expectations, and to provide more extensive information and protection to both inspectors and their clients.  Development of Standards  Prior to the mid-1970s, inspection reports followed no standard guidelines and, for the most.. read more →