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Sat. May 14th 2016
Television Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to Cheryl Mills on winning the television drawing!The Citizens Fire Company Junior Members would like to...

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Wed. Apr 20th 2016
Junior Program Television Raffle

Help support the Citizens Fire Company Junior Membership Program!Our Junior Members range in age from 16-18 years old and are...

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Thu. Mar 3rd 2016
New Ambulance 2

Citizens Fire Company recently took delivery of a 2015 PL Custom Ambulance.  In the few short years that Citizens Fire C...

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
The nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
The ROVs can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures and catch fire.
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
The mounting ring on the OMP M-100 digital hanging bow scales for archery and hunting can break during use.
The battery packs can overheat.
Hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection.
The cover can come off during normal use, exposing high voltage components and posing an electrical shock hazard.
The fabric discs from the tentacles of the octopus rattle can detach.
The Closer to Nature warmers can overheat and catch on fire.
Consumers with Chinese-made laminate flooring are encouraged to request free test kit.
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually
The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.
The back leg of the chairs can bend and the seat tabs or screws on the seat can loosen. When loose, pinch points between the seat and steel frame are created.
The USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys can overheat.
The surge protectors can short curcuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posting a shock or fire hazard.
The body armor can fail to meet performance requirements for Level III body armor, allowing a bullet to penetrate.
The handgun security safes can be opened without the use of a combination allowing unauthorized access to a handgun.
The screen-printing on the fabric of the butterfly chairs and swings contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
The front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard.
The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Hundreds of reports of the Chadwick bunk bed’s side mattress support rails cracking or breaking, resulting in eight injuries.
The pneumatic lifting mechanism can pinch or break fingers during assembly or use.
The mugs handle can break.
The "Slider Bracelet" in the jewelry making kit contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The boombox can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
Vehicle modification or electronic failure can result in a short circuit.
The voltage detectors can give a false or “no voltage” reading when being used to test live wires for electric current.
The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The sanders can short circuit.
Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned.
The mattress pads fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses and mattress pads.
The loop at the top of the chandelier can break causing the chandelier to fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release.
The control panel on the Performance Platinum water heaters can overheat.
The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork.
The chairs can collapse unexpectedly.
The rims can cause the brake pads to wear out unexpectedly.
The kick plates of the Louigi and Tate counter stools can have a sharp edge.
The throttle cable can be pinched during packaging, causing the tiller tines to rotate unexpectedly when the lever is not engaged.
The gate closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.
The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber.
The recalled dressers are unstable, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children.
Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The camming devices can come apart during use and fail.
The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off.
An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly.
The seat post can break.
The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller.
The menorahs can melt when the candles are burning.
The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose.
The steering shaft can break and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle.
The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder.
The rattle seams can separate, exposing fiber stuffing and bell rattle.
The waist buckle can break.
The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder.
The frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard.
The bedside sleepers fail to meet mandatory federal requirements for these products.
The front door can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use.
The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control.
The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip.
The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow.
The heating element can fail and rupture, posing shock and burn hazards to the user.
The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard.
The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube.
The snow blowers can overheat.
The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles.
The drywall lifts can fail during use, causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator.
Parts of the wooden toys can become detached, resulting in small pieces that can pose a choking hazard to young children.
The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers.
The Impel and Impel 2 power packs’ lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch on fire during charging.
The red button on the Moogy plush toy’s left pocket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The chair can tip over when leaning back.
The injectors can have small metal shavings left inside during the manufacturing process.
When the seat peg is not fully engaged the seat can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child.
Water can get into the throttle cable and if it freezes during cold weather, the ice can prevent the throttle from returning to idle.
The helmet's plastic shell can crack where the straps attach, causing the helmet to shift and move on the wearer's head.
The lithium-ion batteries can overheat.
The fastener at the neck of the bat cape can fail to detach readily during use.
The band charging ports can produce an electrical charge to exposed skin
The rings can unexpectedly crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard to children.
All Niposul and NipoFlorida Elegance, Elegance Gold, and Evolution mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses.
The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk.
The T-shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury to consumers.
The lounge wear fails to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The backrest can crack and detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.
When configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm.
The round plastic beads can break, posing a choking hazard.
The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
A nylon runner with a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape) will fail in normal use.
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.
The blue flywheel can shatter while in use and throw metal pieces into the air.
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