Protective measures are urged to fight West Nile virus

By | 2017-08-31T18:50:11+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

From Alabama Public Health - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dee W. Jones, D.V.M.  (800) 338-8374  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating reports of West Nile virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases statewide. To date this year, nine WNV cases have been reported to the ADPH and one person has died. Several more reports [...]

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Graco recalls 25,000 child car seats for injury hazard

By | 2017-05-28T02:40:27+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

More than 25,000 car seats are under recall because the seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child in a crash. Graco My Ride 65. (Graco) Graco Children's Products is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. The seats, which were produced in [...]

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Rabies found in Shelby County cat and raccoon

By | 2017-04-17T14:26:21+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

Story by:Amy Yurkanin al.com link Two animals in northern Shelby County tested positive for rabies recently, so public health officials are warning residents to take precautions against the deadly neurological disease. A cat in Indian Springs and a raccoon in the Heatherwood subdivision both tested positive for the virus. The raccoon had been fighting with [...]

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Ford Recalls 570K Vehicles for Fire Risk, Door Latch Trouble

By | 2017-04-10T01:13:43+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

Story by Tom Krisher Photo by Getty Images Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company's bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing [...]

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Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard

By | 2017-04-04T14:33:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

This recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall. “Energizer®” is printed on the charger’s label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers [...]

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How to respond when an Active Shooter is in your vicinity

By | 2015-12-07T18:49:20+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY. QUICKLY DETERMINE THE MOST REASONABLE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR OWN LIFE. CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. 1. EVACUATE • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Leave your belongings behind • Keep [...]

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Dishwashers recalled for fire hazard

By | 2015-10-04T19:17:25+00:00 October 4th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the power cord on certain models of Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite or Thermador dishwashers may overheat and catch on fire. This involves models made from January 2008 through December 2013. There have been 10 reports of overheating, according to the commission. Five of those reports included property damage but [...]

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Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

By | 2015-09-07T15:48:43+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Active Alert|

Kidde is recalling millions of disposable fire extinguishers with plastic valves. Nearly 5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold over the past two years are being recalled because a defective valve could cause them to fail when used to put out a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The massive recall involves 31 [...]

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