Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Engine 2 and the truck responded to Boston St. in the Township for the reported dwelling fire. Engine 2 arrived and placed a line in service to extinguish the fire. All occupants safely exited the re...
Monday, June 14th, 2021
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Engine 2 and the truck responded to W. Oak in Pittston City for a fire in a commercial building. Due to the advancement of the fire upon arrival, the ladder would utilize the aerial waterway and a gro...
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Rescue 1 and Engine 2 responded to Rt. 315 in the area of the Interstate 81 off ramp for a reported tractor trailer rollover with entrapment. While responding, multiple calls for entrapment were recie...
Monday, May 10th, 2021
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The truck responded to Grant St. in Exeter for the reported dwelling fire with entrapment. Upon arrival of the 128 engine, a working basement fire was found. 128 with assistance from the police assist...
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Some members spent Friday night and all day Saturday participating in a machinery rescue program put on by some great instructors from Task Force 1, Inc. The class was hosted by station 98. Members ...
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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PPL put on a great presentation on safety when working with downed power lines. We would like to thank the Avoca and Germania FDs for hosting the class and inviting us.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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This past Saturday members got together with our brothers from station 112 in the third annual flag football game. The money raised every year goes towards gifts for children. It was great game with ...
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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The PTVFD has again teamed up with WNEP for the Operation Save A Life. Its time to check those smoke alarms, Any Pittston Twp. resident may pick up FREE smoke alarms at our headquarters located on Bry...
Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

The bicycle's fork steerer tube can crack or break after harsh impact such as hitting a deep pothole or other stress event, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.

The stroller's front wheel bearing can fail or detach, posing a fall and injury hazard.

 

The bicycle frame can break while riding, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.

The stools can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards.

The youth ATVs fail to comply with the requirements of the federal mandatory ATV safety standard, including maximum speed limitations and other mandatory safety requirements for vehicles intended for children under 10 years of age. ATVs that fail to meet the mandatory safety requirements pose a risk of serious injury or death to children.

The Venom Motorsports youth model ATVs do not meet mandatory safety requirements, including speed restrictions, posing a risk of serious injury or death.  The ATVs also were imported and distributed in the U.S. without a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)-approved ATV Action Plan, which includes safety requirements designed to protect users.

The chair can break or collapse when weight is applied, posing a fall hazard.  

 

The glass portion of the cruets can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

The throttle speed control stop can break and become stuck, posing a crash hazard. 

 

Infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing, or roll off the lounger onto an external surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding that obstructs breathing. 

The bottom purge valve on the recalled snorkels can leak, allowing unexpected water entry, posing a drowning hazard.

The parking brake catch bracket can wear out and cause the parking brake to fail, posing a crash hazard. 

The fitting at the back of the heater can fail to be sufficiently tight, causing the heater to leak propane gas, posing a fire hazard.

The hose can swell during use causing gas to leak, posing a fire hazard.

The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The bicycles have handbrakes but no footbrakes. Federal regulations require the bicycles be equipped with both handbrakes and footbrakes. Sidewalk bicycles with handbrakes, but no footbrakes, may present a risk of injury to young children who might not be able to stop the bicycles using handbrakes only.

The brown trim of the shaving kit bags contains levels of a regulated phthalate that exceed the prohibition of specific phthalates. Banned phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

The skewer, which connects the Coho XC Cargo Trailer to the bicycle, can shear or bend. This can cause instability of the trailer and the towing bicycle and pose a fall hazard for the bicycle rider.

The storage tray with cup holders and step can come loose from the tower, posing a fall hazard to the child.

The gasket on the bottom of the dog bowls can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a risk of laceration.

The bicycle helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

The handle of the Cutie Spoovel utensil can break off releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard for young children. 

The lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.  

The octopus and elephant puzzle pieces can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.  

The bath seats fail to meet the federal safety standard for infant bath seats, including requirements for stability and leg openings, and can tip over while in use, posing a drowning hazard to babies.

Rear wheel spacer bolts that were torqued improperly during manufacturing can cause the wheel to fall off during use. This can result in the tractor overturning, posing an injury hazard to the operator.  

The sock's pom pom can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The counter stools can break or collapse, posing fall and injury hazards.  

The purple Scent Stamper Pen has elevated levels of benzyl alcohol, posing a risk of skin irritation.  

If the white nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.

The finished wooden ring can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard

The capacitor in the recalled VP-33 blower fans can overheat, posing a fire hazard.  

The bottom bracket can break during use, causing the user to lose control, posing fall and crash hazards.

When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, either accidentally or intentionally, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death.

The recalled rugs fail to meet the federal flammability standard for carpets and rugs, posing a fire hazard.

The rugs fail to meet the federal flammability standard for carpets and rugs, posing a fire hazard.

Cracks can form at the head tube area of the bicycle, where the fork connects to the bicycle. This can cause the frame to fail and allow the fork and front wheel to unexpectedly separate from the rest of the bicycle, posing a fall hazard to riders.
 

The rug fails to meet the federal flammability standard for carpets and rugs, posing a fire hazard.   

The lockset can fail to open, posing an entrapment hazard and inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

The home batteries can overheat, posing a risk of fire and emission of harmful smoke.


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