Saturday, October 30, 2010

NO Chocolate For Dogs. Bad Lanterns.

 "Pets can join in Halloween festivities too, but make sure to choose tricks over chocolate treats during your celebrations -- chocolate is toxic to pets!
Is your pet getting ready to share in on the fun? Feel free to share your costume creations and Halloween pet festivities below … and remember, don't ever make your pet do anything he doesn't want to do.
If a costume seems to be restrictive to your pet or is causing him anxiety in any way, take it off immediately."


Dollar Tree recalls Halloween lanterns over fire risk

Dollar Tree Halloween toy recall"Dollar Tree is recalling nearly 700,000 Halloween-themed battery-powered lanterns over concerns they could start fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The plastic lanterns were molded to look like either a pumpkin, ghost or skull. The CPSC said the bulbs can overheat and Dollar Tree said it received a complaint about one overheating.

This is Dollar Tree's second recall of Chinese-made battery powered lights for kids in a week. A kids' flashlight was recalled last week. Similar issues arose last Halloween.
The newly-recalled lanterns are about 6.5-inches high. They came in orange (pumpkin), white (ghost) and black (skull). The model number 954439-13096-003-1005 is on a label on the bottom of the lanterns.
They were sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August to October for about $1.
The lanterns should be taken away from children and the batteries removed. The lanterns should then be returned to the retailer where they were purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Dollar Tree at (800) 876-8077 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern."



Jay and I blocked the awning out, so that Ray could paint under it, then he painted the other side of the cargo trailer, while Jay and I spent ages screwing down the new floor.  Looks the same as yesterday, so I didn't take a picture.

It was colder last night, and I evenCats-on-porch-2010-Oct turned on a couple of oil filled electric radiators.

But the sun came out, so the cats enjoyed being out on the porch today.


pidge said...

We don't have any of the little lanterns, but thanks for your info. Those puppies in costume look so cute. Stay safe.

Gypsy said...

I have to chuckle when folks have told me that "chocolate will kill a dog in no time flat!" My black lab once got into a bag of Hershey Kisses that I had wrapped as a stocking stuffer one Christmas. All that was left was the cellophane bag the Kisses were in, and the Christmas wrapping paper. He never had a bad moment from it. When we were backpacking he shared all my snacks with me, and since 1/4 of a Milky Way was all I could stomach, he got the rest of them. I wouldn't do that with just any dog, but backpacking requires thousands of calories a day and more fats than you can get in your diet, for humans and dogs. I think labs can eat just about anything.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comments, Pidge and Gypsy.

A couple of years ago, my daughter fantically called me as her little Pomeranian got into some chocolate.
He didn't have any repercussions, thank goodness.

Happy Tails, and Trails, Penny, TX