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Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:02 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — A kettle, fire pit, bleeding candles and golf carts are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The handles on some Whirlpool KitchenAid electric kettles could come loose and cause the liquid inside to burn you.
There are three reports of minor burns and a total of 79 reports of the handles separating.
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The recalled kettles come in six colors. Visit repair.whirlpool.com for the full list of model and serial numbers under recall.
Stop using the kettles and contact Whirlpool at 800-874-0608 for a free replacement.
Outdoor Gas Pit Table
Three people have been burned by Hampton Bay outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters sold exclusively at Home Depot.
The base lacks a heat shield and could burn you when you try to turn it off.
The recalled fire pit has the following model number: G-FTB51057B and UPC 6944937601579.
Contact Yayi at 855-600-9294 for a free repair kit.
Bleeding Drip Candles
Bleeding drip taper candles, by Cost Plus World Market ,are under recall because they may catch fire.
There is one report of the high candle flame igniting the wax, but no injuries.
Stop using the candles and contact Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 for a full refund.
Instant Pot Cookers
Although not an official recall at this time, Instant Pot is warning customers about overheating and melting in certain styles of its cookers.
Yamaha golf cars and personal transportation vehicles (PTVs) are under recall because of 285 reports of the brake cables failing. No one has been hurt.
Several model numbers of gas and electric vehicles sold between 2015 and 2018 are affected.
Don't ride on the cars and PTVs. Contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 for a free repair.
Stargazer recliner chairs, sold exclusively at REI, are being recalled because straps on the chairs can break and cause you to fall.
No one has been injured, but there is one report of a chair breaking.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:05 PM
DAYTON — Two Dayton recreation centers hosted the 2018 World's Largest Swimming Lesson this morning.
The Greater Dayton and Lohrey Recreation Centers taught basic water safety reminding everyone that learning to swim helps prevent drowning. More than 41,000 swimmers in 27 countries on six continents participated in 2017.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning remains the leading cause of injury related death for children ages one to four, and the second leading cause for children under 14. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for children ages one to 14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors.
"The earlier you introduce kids to the water, the greater chance of survival," said Ian Morgan, the Head Life Saving Instructor for the City of Dayton. "When you enter a kid into water and teach them swim lesson one through four, you reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent."
In a 2014 survey completed by the American Red Cross, results indicated 54 percent of Americans either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills.
Other results show parents do not recognize that supervision is key.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
— FLOOD ADVISORY ISSUED UNTIL 10:45 P.M. FOR: Champaign and Logan counties. Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. also, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana).
This evening: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the region until midnight. Rain will be likely, but gradually decrease in coverage through the evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold to around 70 degrees.
Overnight: Expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance for lingering showers. A rumble of thunder is possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny skies are expected to start the day with scattered thunderstorms developing. While the overall severe weather threat is low, one or two storms could become severe with isolated wind damage or even a tornado possible. Highs will be near 80 degrees.
Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for a few passing showers or storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.
Sunday: Partly sunny skies will end the weekend with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs will reach back into the lower 80s.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies will start the new week with highs in the lower 80s.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:12 PM
MIAMISBURG — All activities related to the Miamisburg Bicentennial have been canceled for Thursday night due to inclement weather.
The schedule for Friday remains unchanged at this time.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:59 PM
DAYTON — A 25-year-old man arrested Wednesday in a raid on a home in the 1700 block of Xenia Avenue in Dayton is wanted in the killing of a motel clerk in a Seattle suburb.
Dayevion Royalston was apprehended on a parole violation and a detainer from the King County Sheriff's Office.
King County sheriff's detectives will travel here for an extradition hearing to return Royalston to SeaTac, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle.
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Several members of the Dayton Police Department, FBI, Safe Streets Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office descended on the home, with weapons drawn, late Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Phil Plummer said King County sheriff's officials called his office to relay information that the suspect had associates in Dayton. That information pointed local authorities to a woman living at the Xenia Avenue address, Plummer said.
Royalston is wanted in the shooting death of a motel clerk in the city of SeaTac early on June 16.
According to The Seattle Times and other news reports in that area, a shuttle driver pulled up to the America's Best Value, south of the Sea-Tac Airport, and found the 40-year-old clerk on the floor and bleeding about 11:15 p.m.