Children’s Lamps Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Ideas for Flying Old Glory on July 4th

Houses displaying the American flag on their porches

Celebrate the 4th of July by putting up or accessorizing a flagpole. Here are some ways to show your respect for Old Glory, plus tips on flag-flying etiquette.

Window Film Gets the Recognition It Deserves for Saving Energy

This window film meets California's energy standards

You may not need to do that window retrofit. A new California building code underscores the benefits of using ever-so-humble window film

Friday Five: As Market Heats Up, First-Time Buyers Have to Act Fast

Optimism grows around home ownership, though some first-timers struggle to compete in the housing market. Plus, two senators put forth a bill to encourage more refis.

A new bill offers important baby steps toward helping underwater home owners refinance their mortgages, first-time buyers compete for purchases as markets heat up, Americans are optimistic about housing, and housing starts to tick up. This and more in our Friday Five housing news roundup.

84,000 Thomas Lighting Fixtures Recalled: Fire and Shock Hazard

Recalled lighting fixtures

Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount lights are recalled because they can cause a fire or electrical shock.

Thomas Lighting has received 11 reports of defective fixtures, but no injuries. Image: CPSC

Bel Air Wall Mount Lanterns Recalled: Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards

Recalled Bel Air outdoor lantern

The CPSC is recalling Bel Air Lighting outdoor wall mount lanterns that can cause fires, burns, or electric shocks.

Bel Air lanterns can short out and pose a fire risk. Image: CPSC

Frigidaire Ranges Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

Recalled Frigidaire gas range

If you have a Frigidaire self-clean range from Lowe’s, check to see if it’s been recalled because of a fire hazard.

Frigidaire Self-Clean Ranges are being recalled because of a fire hazard. Image: CPSC

Kids’ Rooms: Storage Solutions for Every Age

Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled, Citing Cut, Burn Hazards

Black & Decker under-the-cabinet coffeemakers are being recalled because coffee pot handles can break and cause burn and laceration injuries.

Recalled coffeemaker

These Black & Decker coffeemakers are being recalled because the handles can break easily. Image: CPSC

Building Codes Getting Tougher in Effort to Save Energy

Adding insulation to a home's ceiling

New building codes promise energy savings for home owners, which offset the homes’ often higher price tag. Would you buy a new or existing home?