Friday, January 21, 2011

Massive Propane Recall. Ikea Mugs Recall. Misty. Mock-up Day in Cargo Trailer.

propane[1]" A massive propane recall was launched today after it was discovered some of the fuel did not contain the substance normally injected that would allow people to smell a leak, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The government warned of the risk of explosion.
The fuel was distributed by Aux Sable Liquid Products -- an Illinois-based company that distributed the fuel to 14 states in the East and South. The CPSC could not estimate how many consumers might already have the affected fuel, but said it was enough to fill 70 railroad tanker cars and was sold between February and September of last year.
The fuel was sold to consumers under a variety of brands in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

If your most recent purchase of propane occurred between Feb. 25 and Sept. 30, you are urged to contact Aux Sable at (866) 473-7612 or visit the recall site to see if you're affected and eligible for a free inspection." From:
and Home Heating Dangers at:

When will we stop buying from China:

IKEA Recalls 'RUND' Glass Mugs After Incidents.

ikea mug recallIKEA is recalling about 128,000 of its "RUND" clear glass mugs after a dozen incidents of them shattering while being used, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
About 13,000 of the mugs were sold at IKEA stores across the U.S. and another 3,000 were purchased in Canada. The rest were sold in other countries.
One person was injured and required medical attention, the CPSC said. Another 11 incidents were reported outside the U.S., including four resulting in injuries.
The Chinese-made mugs were sold from October 2009 through March 2010 for $5 to $10, the CPSC said.
The glasses are double-walled and were sold in two-packs of the following sizes: 4cl, 21cl and 40cl.
If you have the mugs, stop using them and bring them to an IKEA store for a refund. For more information, call IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532.

Today, my rescued Misty is the Featured Pet on

Thank you Froggi-Donna.

Today was "Mock-Up" Day in the cargo trailer:

We balanced the future counter top up on some 2x2s, just to see how everything would fit.
We had wanted to put the water tank up in the front corner, but the purchase of the little fridge stopped all that, as it will only fit in that corner. 
The sink has to have drain and water plumbed under it, and there is not enough room for the fridge, if the tank stays there.


If the fridge is on either side of the sink it will not be able to breathe, and would have it's coils right up against the paneling.
In the corner, it can breathe, and the drain for the sink can go behind it.

So the water tank will have to be moved over on top of the wheel well, which will be under the dinette bench.  So we will have to build a sturdy base for it.

It will mean a longer run for the water, water pump, filler hose and vent, but that is the way it has to be.

We were cold, and our hands would hardly work, but this had to be figured out.  Fortunately, the wind had died down.

It was only 32° and the sun didn't come out until noon, our quitting time for the day.

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