When my 2006 Honda Accord was involved in an accident, the insurance company opted to use “non-original equipment manufacturer aftermarket crash parts” in the repairs. Also called non-OEM aftermarket crash parts, these parts were not new. The use of certain types of aftermarket crash parts can be a cause of concern for vehicle owners who are not properly informed about the practice. Read on to learn what you can expect of the parts used in repairs on your vehicle. Continue reading “Why isn’t the insurance carrier using new parts on my car?”
‘Tis the season to make sure gifts, given and received, are safe to use. The Yankee Candle Company, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, recently issued a voluntary recall on its line of Luminous Collection candles.
The company received an influx of consumer feedback reporting the candles’ glass spontaneously cracking, creating a possible laceration hazard.
Affected Yankee Candles
The collection is made up of six scented candles with the following product numbers:
Sea Salt and Coral (1535651)
Blackberry and Sage (1535890)
Apple Blossom and Melon (1535891)
Sugarcane and Honey (1535892)
Pine and Sandalwood (1535893)
Cinnamon and Cedar (1535894)
If you purchased or received a Luminous Collection candle, Yankee Candle is offering a full refund and an additional candle of your choice upon return. If the candle was purchased at another store, you must return it to a Yankee Candle location to receive the refund and additional candle.
For more information, call 877-803-6890 during business hours.
After defending his Heavyweight Championship last weekend, we wondered what fans might not know about the Cleveland hero. Here is our list:
1. He is a stand-out athlete in several sports.
Before Stipe became an MMA fighter, he was a nationally ranked wrestler for Cleveland State University and also played third base for the Vikings. He transferred to Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee to play baseball. After his win in May, he hit two homeruns during a Cleveland Indians batting practice.
2. His back tattoo means…
According to Stipe, it means “Strongstyle fight family,” and “Passion.” He trains out of Strongstyle Mixed Martial Arts Training Center in Independence, Ohio, which he says is “the best gym ever!” They recently wrapped their gym in his Championship photo.
3. His favorite movie is Deadpool.
“I wish I could be him.”
We can see it.
4. He has two dogs, Mia and Primo.
Awww. You can actually follow Primo on Instagram at @primomiocic
5. He is a fireman at two fire stations.
While training, he is able to pick his shifts to work at Valley View Fire Department and Oakwood Fire Department. His co-workers enjoy messing with him, and even made him stand on the street and wave at people while wearing his belt.
6. His mom works here at Elk & Elk.
That’s how we know him! After his win in May, he came to see the entire office and take photos. He is a self-proclaimed mama’s boy and calls his mom his hero. She has his gloves and signed photos up at her desk.
7. He is hilarious on social media.
His personality really comes through as he responds to the “haters” on social media. He often retweets an insult and makes a joke out of it. His two title wins say more than enough to the trolls. His accounts are all under @stipemiocicufc. Give him a follow!
8. After he defended his title last weekend, he ate…
“Breakfast food and pancakes. The ultimate feast!”
9. He can take a nap or sleep at any time of the day.
“My napping skills are sharp.”
10. He is extremely active in the community.
Aside from his service as a fireman, he supports any charity that helps animals or children. He credits his victories to not only his team and his close support system, but the entire city of Cleveland. He is always willing to take a photo with fans or sign autographs.
After the release of Pokémon GO earlier this month, millions of fans set out in search of virtual creatures in their communities. The augmented reality game encourages players to exercise, and may even be helpful for those coping with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. However, the technology poses a variety of potential safety risks. Follow our tips for avoiding injuries while playing Pokémon GO.
Playing Pokémon GO behind the wheel isn’t the only way people are putting themselves at risk. Despite a warning on the app’s loading screen to stay alert, players have documented various injuries resulting from distractions posed by the game. From tripping over a curb to accidently walking out in front of a moving vehicle, there are numerous ways one could conceivably be injured while playing.
3. Be aware of your surroundings.
Don’t use the game to justify venturing to a location you would usually consider unsafe. Try to limit playing time to daylight hours, and stay in populated, well-lit areas when playing at night. Bring a friend if you’ll be travelling to a secluded spot, and always avoid trespassing.