vOITURE CAR RAPPEL RECALL - How to check if your car was recalled but not fixed - LA Times Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched late Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can find out if a specific car has been recalled and why. The car companies will have to provide at least 15 years of data for the tool, at and update their information every seven days. The program comes as manufacturers are recalling millions more vehicles than at any other time in U.S. history, about 46 million vehicles so far this year. That's almost 1 of every 5 cars in the U.S. and eclipses the annual recall record of 30.8 million vehicles set in 2004. The tool will give drivers "the peace of mind knowing that the vehicle they own, or that they are thinking of buying or renting, is free of safety defects," NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman said.
Four Homemade Cleaners This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house.
Pet Bed Step by Step Maybe it was all the adorable puppies on other peoples blogs? Maybe I just didn't want to tackle a drugery project like closet cleaning? Whatever it was, I spent the better part of Sunday on a pet bed for Brooklyn Limestone's very own mascot, Big Cat. Was a Recalled Car Fixed? Answer Is Now a Click Away - NYTimes.com Photo A new online search tool allows consumers to type in a vehicle identification number, or VIN, to check on whether recall repairs have been completed on a specific car, truck or motorcycle. The service, which began Wednesday, is available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website or the sites of individual automakers. How to Brush Teeth Without Toothpaste Edit Article Making Homemade ToothpasteUsing Single-Ingredient AlternativesCleaning Your Teeth Without Brushing Edited by Travis Derouin, Krystle C., Kai, Ben Rubenstein and 44 others Whether you're hoping to avoid a trip to the store or you're hoping to eliminate commercial toothpaste entirely from your consumption, there are many safe and easy homemade alternatives that you can get together with readily available ingredients. To learn to make a homemade toothpaste from these simple ingredients, as well as to ensure good mouth health using other methods, see Step 1 for more instructions.
Home Work - The TP Flower Project Some months ago I stumbled upon a really fun DIY with your kids blog post. While I have no kids, I still thought of saving that post and perhaps even try it myself one day (with or without kids...). Time passed and I completely forgot about it, until about a couple of months ago when I was going through my never ending "bookmarked web links" and I found it again. This time I left that page open and started working on it. At first I had to save every empty toilet paper roll. My someone thought I was crazy.
How to prevent wasps from nesting on your property VICTORIA – Barbecues and backyard gatherings are a summertime staple in Canada, and so are wasps, the uninvited guests with a painful sting. As the season continues, wasps become more aggressive and homeowners may begin to notice more nests around their property. Kurtis Brown, technical supervisor at Victoria Pest Control, says while his business is dealing with between 10 and 15 wasp nests per day, it is hard to quantify whether there are more of the insects this season.
Consumer Reports: Top Child Safety Seats Consumer Reports tests to find the best child safety seats. The latest research shows children are safest if kept in a rear-facing car seat until the age of two, but most children will outgrow their infant seats much earlier. For newborns, infant car seats are the best option. They provide the best fit, are convenient and they face backwards — the safest option for babies up to two years old. McCain Foods recalls onion rings due to possible glass contamination McCain Foods is recalling some onion rings because of concerns they could contain glass, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The nationwide recall concerns McCain’s 397-gram bag of onion rings with a best-before date of Oct. 28, 2015 and a lot code beginning with V40728. The CFIA said the product is being recalled from the marketplace due to “possible glass contamination.” The agency said McCain Foods voluntarily triggered the recall and there have been no reported injuries associated with consumption of the product.