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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay - Celebrating Over 37 Years Serving Homer and the World
Homer-Kachemak Bay

Four Way Test: True, Fair, Goodwill & Beneficial to All

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Best Western Bidarka Inn
575 Sterling Hwy
PO Box 377
Homer, AK 99603
United States of America
Currently meetings are being held both "in person" and by Zoom.

South Peninsula Hospital is working closely with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and other state and local agencies in our response to the outbreak of COVID-19.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you are encouraged to maintain a physical distance from others of at least 6 feet, practice frequent hand washing, clean regularly used surfaces, wear cloth face coverings while in public, stay home when sick, and get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.

Covid-19 Vaccines

May 10 Update

Make an Appointment 

For an appointment for Pfizer or Janssen vaccination at the Covid Vaccine and Test Clinic on Bartlett street.

NEW! Walk-ins welcome daily 12pm-5pm at 4201 Bartlett Street, lower level.

Vaccines are now offered during your appointments at Homer Medical Center and the SPH Family Care Clinic. Inquire at time of your appointment.

Getting your second dose? Call 235-0235 for questions or if you need to cancel or reschedule.

NEW!!! Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for individuals 12 years of age and older. Moderna and Janssen vaccines are authorized only for individuals 18 years of age and older
Who is eligible? Anyone living or working in Alaska is eligible.
Vaccine Information: Information about COVID-19 vaccines approved by FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

In 2009, Salvador Rico stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah. They were there for a river cleanup, during which they removed toilets, refrigerators, car parts, and garbage. That event led to an ambitious initiative called Cleaning the Rivers of the World.

After participating in the Russian River cleanup, Rico’s thoughts turned to the Ameca River, which flows past his father’s farm in western Mexico. That was where, he believed, his oldest sister contracted the poliovirus that killed her in the 1960s. 

The Rotary clubs of Ameca, Mexico, and of Rohnert Park-Cotati and South Ukiah, California, clean up the Ameca River. “I always hoped that someday I could go home and do something to turn all the sewage into pristine waters,” says Salvador Rico, the Rotary member who organized the clean up.

 

“My older siblings would play in the river,” he says, “and that particular river carried sewage from the city of Tala.”

Rico also thought of another river, the Lerma, which runs near his old elementary school. His teachers would let children play in a pristine tributary that flowed from a canyon but not in the main channel of the Lerma, which carried trash and toxic waste from Guadalajara. 

So when Rico’s district governor, Helaine Campbell, asked clubs to carry out a signature water-related project in 2013-14, Rico proposed a cleanup of the Ameca River.

With the help of Vicente Paredes of the Rotary Club of San Pedro de Tlaquepaque, Mexico, who connected people and worked on logistics, the Rotary clubs of Ameca, Mexico, and of Rohnert Park-Cotati and South Ukiah, California, carried out the first Ameca River cleanup day in April 2014. They have since organized more cleanups of the river. 

That project eventually expanded to become Cleaning the Rivers of the World, which has challenged Rotary clubs across the globe to clean up a river. The initiative has been adopted by the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group as part of the Annual World Water Day Challenge, as well as by the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group. Rotarians have organized cleanup projects in Colombia, India, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, and Venezuela, as well as in other parts of Mexico and the United States.  

In 2018, Rico joined his fellow Rotarians in a project on the Lerma River. “As a kid, I always hoped that someday I could go home and do something to turn all the sewage into pristine waters,” he says. “Now I can say, with a clear conscience, that I did everything I could to leave a better world for our kids.” 

Frank Bures

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homerstepsup.walkertracker.comCharliefranz walked your team past a milestone
on: Homer Steps Up! 2021 Community Walking Challenge
 

Santa Claus House    North Pole, Alaska

 

...at 83,667 steps

It's Christmas year-round in North Pole, Alaska. Santa Claus House is a frontier general store and post office turned holiday shop. The postal tradition lives on-official Letters from Santa are postmarked from the North Pole and stamped with an official Santa seal. And today the store includes live reindeer, coffee shop, holiday gift items, the world's largest Santa statue and, in summer months and over holidays, Santa himself.

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Just 37,406 steps until your next milestone. Keep up the good work!
 
 

Your team, Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, is 39% there, with 83,694 steps walked out of a total of 210,235 steps in the challenge. Add a comment in the team discussion board.

Tip!Time how long it takes you to walk 100 steps. Now try to take more steps in the same amount of time.

 

The Homer Homies is ahead by 1,209 steps
    Your team is falling behind the Pacer, who is 6,407 steps ahead
     
    By building on a proven concept — such as efforts to stamp out malaria in Zambia — Rotary’s new multimillion-dollar Programs of Scale grants help make good better
     
    by DIANA SCHOBERG and VANESSA GLAVINSKAS | illustrations by GWEN KERAVAL
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    AS PART OF THE POLIO ERADICATION campaign, Rotary and its partners have trained millions of health care workers and volunteers and vaccinated nearly 3 billion children. Polio cases have dropped 99.9 percent since Rotary took up the cause in 1985, and the number of countries with endemic wild polio has dropped to two: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    "What you’ve done with polio is remarkable," says Larry Cooley, a well-known international development consultant. "But it shouldn’t be a study of one."

    Rotary is stepping up to that challenge through Programs of Scale, a new Foundation program awarding grants to Rotary clubs or districts with evidence-based interventions that are ready to scale. The first such grant, announced in February, will provide $2 million to Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, a member-led program focused on fighting malaria. Co-funders World Vision U.S. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are also involved in malaria mitigation efforts and will each contribute $2 million to the program. This $6 million program will train and equip 2,500 community health workers in Zambia to support the government’s work to eradicate malaria in that country. If all goes well, Rotary members hope to expand the effort to elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The concept of Programs of Scale dates back to 2013, when global grants, introduced through The Rotary Foundation’s updated grant model, expanded the scope and size of Rotary projects with the aim of increasing their impact. After a 2016 evaluation of the grant model, the Foundation Trustees requested that a new grant type be developed that would fund "scalable" grant projects in the areas of focus — meaning projects that were planned in a way that allowed them to be expanded, built upon, and further developed. "Something between large global grants and PolioPlus was needed," says Francis "Tusu" Tusubira, a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers and a past member of Rotary’s Strategic Planning Committee.

    The Programs of Scale grants are the result: a way to fund large-scale, high-impact projects that can attract partners while tapping into Rotary members’ capacity and enthusiasm. "While global grants and district grants have been very successful, we want to give opportunities for projects with even more impact," says Foundation Trustee Sangkoo Yun, who was on the Programs of Scale selection committee. "We want to better quantify that impact and share what we learn with all Rotarians engaged in international service."

    So what, in this context, does "scale" mean?

    "It’s a simple question with a complicated answer," says Cooley, who is an expert on the topic. One way to think about it, he says, is that you are looking for a solution that matches the scale of the problem. If you define the problem in local terms, then the scale of the solution is local. If you define it as international, as with polio, then the scale of the solution is international.

    "Problems have denominators," he says. "If somebody said, we helped distribute blankets to 10,000 villagers, I’d say, congratulations, but how many villagers needed blankets? If the answer is that it was 10,000 out of 15,000, I’d say, holy mackerel, that’s great. If it’s 10,000 out of 10 million, I’d say that’s still great, but that’s not the right strategy."

    Clubs can think about scale whenever they’re developing a project, not only when they are aiming to apply for a Programs of Scale grant. Cooley suggests that rather than focusing on projects, Rotarians focus on problems. "Take on a problem and [don’t] let go until it’s solved, or materially improved, whether at the community or national level," he says.

    When thinking about scaling up, Tusubira notes, you can take a successful project and add new aspects to it to deepen the impact. Or you can expand the project to reach more people, as is the case in Zambia, where Rotarians are building on successful global grants and other programs that funded training for community health workers in other parts of the country. The challenge, he says, is figuring out which are the unique environmental factors that are responsible for the success of a project in order to be sure you are scaling up the right things.

    By 1 March 2020 — the application deadline for the first Programs of Scale grant — the Foundation had received more than 70 proposals representing programs across Rotary’s areas of focus to be implemented around the world. After a rigorous review process, those were narrowed down to a select group, and the clubs involved were invited to submit full applications. A team of Cadre members and staff experts conducted virtual site visits and evaluated the proposals based on readiness to scale up the project, readiness to learn and share results, and how well the clubs involved would work with local communities and partner organizations. Three finalists were recommended.

    "I was bowled over by the quality and strength of the applications, and by the expertise and experience of Rotarians on the ground and the connections they have," says selection committee member Judith Diment. "What I really liked about [the malaria project in Zambia] was the partnerships and the collaboration they had established," adds Diment, who is also the dean of the Rotary Representative Network and a longtime polio advocacy adviser. "It had many parallels with the polio program."

    Rotary’s success in the polio eradication program provides valuable lessons for clubs — not only those interested in applying for a Programs of Scale grant, but those planning any project.

    One lesson, as Diment notes, is about the power of partnerships. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is one of the most ambitious public-private health partnerships in history. "Collaborating with partners gives you a much bigger opportunity for large-scale change," she says.

    A second lesson is the need for large-scale programs to grow out of Rotarians’ interests. Before polio was adopted by Rotary on a global scale, individual clubs were already tackling the disease through Rotary-funded projects, including a 1979 project to administer oral polio vaccine in the Philippines. Programs of Scale, Tusubira notes, will give Rotary members the chance to come up with ideas they can demonstrate will have a sustainable impact and bring partners to the table.

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    Another lesson is about deploying Rotary’s power of networks. Rotarians around the world have used their connections — local, national, and international — to draw attention to and garner support for polio eradication.

    Cooley, the development consultant, says he’s fascinated by Rotary’s potential to scale up projects. "These are the most prominently placed people in a community, all of whom are trying to do something good," he says. "Look at Rotary as an asset. There are lots of problems Rotary could make a big difference on."

    The new Programs of Scale grants will give Rotarians a way to do it.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is a program of scale?

    The Rotary Foundation has introduced a competitive $2 million grant to provide Rotary members with resources to implement large-scale, high-impact programs in Rotary’s areas of focus while fostering policy development and sustainable programs. The grant will invest in promising, locally led interventions that have already demonstrated success. Throughout the life of the grant (three to five years), Rotary members must work with an implementing partner and be prepared to document the program’s success.

    Why is the Foundation now awarding a $2 million grant?

    To increase our impact. Through this grant, the Foundation will support high-quality, member-led programs that have proven outcomes. Lessons learned will be shared with clubs and districts everywhere to further strengthen our service projects.

    What are the attributes of a strong implementing partner?

    Implementing partners must have expertise, experience, and program management systems, and must be an active participant in carrying out program activities. Implementing partners may be international or local NGOs, government entities, private sector organizations, or other Rotary entities, such as Rotary Community Corps or Rotary Action Groups. A program may have more than one implementing partner.

    Why is an implementing partner required?

    Ideally, implementing partners will add value to the program by complementing the strengths of the Rotary members involved. Having a strong relationship with an adept and experienced implementing partner is critical. Also, in the first round of the Programs of Scale process, the Foundation encouraged co-funding from philanthropic, private, and other sources. Co-funding can help increase the number of beneficiaries as well as demonstrate the partner’s strong commitment to the program’s success. Though co-funding is now required, it does not have to come from the implementing partner.

    What is Rotary’s role in a program of scale?

    Rotary members have a unique role as trusted community members and neighbors, as well as leaders who are globally connected and who are committed to positive change. Whether Rotarians assume technical, programmatic, or advocacy leadership roles, applicants should demonstrate why Rotary members’ active engagement is essential to the program’s success.

    What type of project has the best chance of being awarded a Programs of Scale grant?

    The successful proposal will outline a longer-term project that:

    • Is evidence-based and can already demonstrate success.
    • Is locally relevant to the intended beneficiaries.
    • Is ready to grow because it has the right stakeholders and systems in place.
    • Monitors, evaluates, and shares data.
    • Employs the unique strengths of Rotary.

    Who reviews the applications?

    All completed concepts and applications go through a rigorous review by members of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, Rotary staff, and other experts. More than 25 Rotary members and staff contributed to the review and selection process for the first Programs of Scale award.

     

    Updated Apr. 25, 2021

    Updates as of April 25, 2021

    What you need to know:
    • CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, after a temporary pause.
    • Reports of adverse events following the use of J&J/Janssen vaccine suggest an increased risk of a rare adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Nearly all reports of this serious condition, which involves blood clots with low platelets, have been in adult women younger than 50 years old.
    • A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.
    • However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare but increased risk of this adverse event and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.
    • CDC and FDA will continue to monitor the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Seek medical care right away if you develop any of the symptoms below after receiving the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
    • If you have any questions or concerns, call your doctor, nurse, or clinic.
    Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.
    • There is a plausible causal relationship between J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS). However, after reviewing all available safety data, CDC and FDA recommend use of this vaccine resume in the United States given that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks.
    • This adverse event is rare, occurring at a rate of about 7 per 1 million vaccinated women between 18 and 49 years old. For women 50 years and older and men of all ages, this adverse event is even more rare.
    • For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:
      • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
      • Shortness of breath
      • Chest pain
      • Leg swelling
      • Persistent abdominal pain
      • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

    Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.

    A long time ago, (actually a year and three weeks after I was born), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded the March of Dimes, on January 9, 1938, with the goal of ending infantile paralysis -- Polio.
     
    Thousands of people mailed cards and letters, each containing a dime, to the White House.
     The theme "March of Dimes" was inspired by screen and radio star Eddie Cantor. Cantor's appeal collected more than $85,000 in what the press called "a silver tide which actually swamped the White House."
     
    "During the past few days bags of mail have been coming, literally by the truckload, to the White House," Roosevelt said during his birthday celebration broadcast on January 30, 1938. "Yesterday between forty and fifty thousand letters came to the mailroom of the White House. Today an even greater number — how many I cannot tell you — for we can only estimate the actual count by counting the mail bags. In all the envelopes are dimes and quarters and even dollar bills — gifts from grown-ups and children — mostly from children who want to help other children get well. … It is glorious to have one's birthday associated with a work like this."
     
    FDR's personal secretary Missy LeHand with 30,000 letters containing ten-cent contributions to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis that arrived at the White House the morning of January 28, 1938.     Courtesy of Wikipedia.
     
    A "March of Dimes" funded polio research. And we all know the huge contribution that Rotarians made to the effort to End Polio.   Pink ribbons have raised millions for breast cancer.  An Ice Bucket Challenge did the same for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  We need similar efforts that will translate into tangible progress to end Parkinson's Disease.
     
    Unlike COVID-19 there is no downward trend in the curve of deaths from Parkinson's.  But there are real things that turn the tide.  And we need to start at the top.  And that is the President.   We want to flood  the Whitehouse with Red Letters containing a dime, and these words:

    DEAR MR. PRESIDENT
    IN 1938 FDR AND MILLIONS OF
    AMERICANS LED A MARCH OF DIMES TO
     
    END POLIO.
     
    TODAY PARKINSON'S IS THE WORLD'S
    FASTEST GROWING BRAIN DISEASE,
    AFFECTING 1.2 MILLION AMERICANS.
     
    WE GIVE A DIME ABOUT
    PARKINSON'S AND TOGETHER
    WE CAN END IT.
     
    My Rotary friends, if you are willing to mail a Red Letter to the White House I will get the pre-addressed letter into your hands.  All you have to do is sign it, and perhaps add a personal note, and mail it.
     
    If you can do that, just reply to this email...  "I give a dime".
     
    I thank you,
    Maynard Gross   
     
     
    If you want to know more, or if you want to do more, I suggest starting at this web site:
     
     
    This is some very important information, and very timely. Recently one of the subject fire extinguishers discharged itself, and spread a white powder into the owner's house.  The powder MUST be vacuumed up, as it can be quite corrosive, and definitely shortens the life of moving parts as it is also very abrasive.  The extinguishers can self-discharge or not discharge at all!  Please check. Please note that there are several different brand names included in this recall.
     
    Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported
     
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    Name of product:
    Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles
    Hazard:
    The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
    Remedy:
    Replace
    Recall date:
    November 2, 2017
    Recall number:
    18-022
    Consumer Contact:
    Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
    Recall Details
    In Conjunction With:
    Description:
    This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.
    Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. The extinguishers were sold in red, white and silver, and are either ABC- or BC-rated. The model number is printed on the fire extinguisher label. For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.  Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717.  For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher.
     
    Plastic-handle models produced between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015
    2A40BC
    Gillette TPS-1 1A10BC
    Sams SM 340
    6 RAP
    Home 10BC
    Sanford 1A10BC
    6 TAP
    Home 1A10BC
    Sanford 2A40BC
    Ademco 720 1A10BC
    Home 2A40BC
    Sanford TPS-1 1A10BC
    Ademco 722 2A40BC
    Home H-10 10BC
    Sanford TPS-1 2A40BC
    ADT 3A40BC
    Home H-110 1A10BC
    Sears 2RPS   5BC
    All Purpose 2A40BC
    Home H-240 2A-40BC
    Sears 58033 10BC
    Bicentenial RPS-2  10BC
    Honeywell 1A10BC
    Sears 58043 1A10BC
    Bicentenial TPS-2  1A-10BC
    Honeywell TPS-1 1A10BC
    Sears 5805  2A40BC
    Costco 340
    J.L. 2A40BC
    Sears 958034
    FA 340HD
    J.L. TPS-1 2A40BC
    Sears 958044
    FA240HD
    Kadet 2RPS-1   5BC
    Sears 958054
    FC 340Z
    Kidde 10BC
    Sears 958075
    FC Super
    Kidde 1A10BC
    Sears RPS-1 10BC
    FC210R-C8S
    Kidde 2A40BC
    Sears TPS-1  1A10BC
    Fire Away 10BC Spanish
    Kidde 40BC
    Sears TPS-1 2A40BC
    Fire Away 1A10BC Spanish
    Kidde RPS-1 10BC
    Traveler 10BC
    Fire Away 2A40BC Spanish
    Kidde RPS-1 40BC
    Traveler 1A10BC
    Fireaway 10 (F-10)
    Kidde TPS-1 1A10BC
    Traveler 2A40BC
    Fireaway 10BC
    Kidde TPS-1 2A40BC
    Traveler T-10 10BC
    Fireaway 110 (F-110)
    KX 2-1/2 TCZ
    Traveler T-110 1A10BC
    Fireaway 1A10BC
    Mariner 10BC
    Traveler T-240 2A40BC
    Fireaway 240 (F-240)
    Mariner 1A10BC
    Volunteer 1A10BC
    Fireaway 2A40BC
    Mariner 2A40BC
    Volunteer TPS-V 1A10BC
    Force 9 2A40BC
    Mariner M-10  10BC
    XL 2.5 TCZ
    FS 340Z
    Mariner M-110 1A10BC
    XL 2.5 TCZ-3
    Fuller 420  1A10BC
    Mariner M-240 2A40BC
    XL 2.5 TCZ-4
    Fuller Brush 420 1A10BC
    Master Protection 2A40BC
    XL 2.75 RZ
    FX210
    Montgomery Ward 10BC
    XL 2.75 RZ-3
    FX210R
    Montgomery Ward 1A-10BC
    XL 2-3/4 RZ
    FX210W
    Montgomery Ward 8627 1A10BC
    XL 340HD
    FX340GW
    Montgomery Ward 8637  10BC
    XL 4 TXZ
    FX340GW-2
    Quell 10BC
    XL 5 PK
    FX340H
    Quell 1A10BC
    XL 5 TCZ
    FX340SC
    Quell RPS-1 10BC
    XL 5 TCZ-1
    FX340SC-2
    Quell TPS-1 1A10BC
    XL5 MR
    Gillette 1A10BC
    Quell ZRPS  5BC
    XL 6 RZ
     
    Plastic-handle models with date codes between January 2, 2012 and August 15, 2017
    AUTO FX5 II-1
    FC5
    M10G
    FA10G
    FS10
    M10GM
    FA10T
    FS110
    M110G
    FA110G
    FS5
    M110GM
    FA5-1
    FX10K
    M5G
    FA5G
    FX5 II
    M5GM
    FC10
    H110G
    RESSP
    FC110
    H5G
     
     
    Push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers: The recall involves eight models of Kidde Pindicator fire extinguishers manufactured between August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017. The no-gauge push-button extinguishers were sold in red and white, and with a red or black nozzle. These models were sold primarily for kitchen and personal watercraft applications.
     
    Push Button Pindicator Models manufactured between  August 11, 1995 and September 22, 2017
    KK2
    M5PM
    100D
    AUTO 5FX
    210D
    AUTO 5FX-1
    M5P
    FF 210D-1
     
    Remedy:
    Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.
     
    Note: This recall includes fire extinguisher models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde branded fire extinguishers included in these previously announced recalls should also be replaced. All affected model numbers are listed in the charts above.
    Recall information for fire extinguishers used in RVs and motor vehicles can be found on NHTSA’s website.
    Incidents/Injuries:
    The firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have been approximately 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries, including smoke inhalation and minor burns, and approximately 91 reports of property damage.
    Sold At:
    Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers for between $12 and $50 and for about $200 for model XL 5MR. These fire extinguishers were also sold with commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft and boats.
    Importer(s):
    Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
    Manufactured In:
    United States and Mexico
    Units:
    About 37.8 million (in addition, 2.7 million in Canada and 6,730 in Mexico)
     
     
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
    Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
     
    To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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