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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

HP Recalls 6 Million Notebook Computer Power Cords, Fire and Burn Risks

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HP and Compaq notebook and mini-notebook computer users beware of this latest recall concerning fire and burn risks.

Are you an owner of a HP or Compaq notebook or mini-notebook computer? Watch out for the power cord used on these devices and the docking stations. The company announced a voluntary recall on Tuesday on six million power cords in the U.S. and Canada for potential fire and burn risks.

The AC power cord under recall is model LS-15 and affects nearly 5.6 million units in the U.S. and nearly 450,000 in Canada.

There have been 29 reports of the cords overheating and melting or charring, with two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The products were sold from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1,500.

HP and Google’s Chromebook 11 laptops purchased before December 1, 2013 has also been recalled due to reports of overheating power supplies.

Anyone is possession of the recalled product should immediately stop using the cords and contact HP for a free replacement at (877) 219-6676 or online through the “Recalls” section on www.hp.com.

[Source: HP]

Photo by HP.

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