Friday, April 15th, 2022
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On Friday, April 15 at approximately 1940 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department, Essex Town Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 8 Railroad Street in the Village of Essex...
Thursday, February 17th, 2022
On Thursday, February 17 at approximately 1513 the Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Town Fire Department were dispatched to a laundromat on Pearl Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a ...
Friday, December 10th, 2021
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On Friday, December 10 at approximately 1624, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond mutual aid to Horseshoe Drive in the Town of Williston on the second alarm for a structure fi...
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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On Wednesday, September 29 at approximately 1109, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 5 Roscoe Court in the Village of Essex Junction for a residential smoke detector activ...
Saturday, January 1st, 2022
The Essex Junction Fire Department had another busy year in 2021 between training events, emergency incidents and community events. This year looked a bit more "normal" for us as far as bein...
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
While 2020 was certainly a unique year for everyone here at EJFD and everyone across the community, the country and the world, the dedicated professionals of the Essex Junction Fire Department still t...
Friday, January 1st, 2021
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On behalf of Fire Chief Gaboriault, the Essex Junction Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotions and retirements effective 01/01/2020:Retirements:-Second Assistant Chief Timothy We...
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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This year's Essex Rotary "Service Above Self" Award was awarded to our Assistant Chief Tim Wear. Tim has spent over 20 years with the EJFD, always being a top participant in trainings an...
Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

The coffee cup can crack or break when hot water is poured into it, posing a burn hazard.

A software malfunction in the electrical system can continue to provide assistance to the motor, causing continued momentum, when the rider is not actively controlling the hoverboard, posing fall and injury hazards.

The recalled vehicles can have a damaged fuel tank causing fuel to leak, posing fire and explosion hazards.

The children's robes fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

 

The children's robes fail to meet flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

The snaps on the recalled garments can detach and also expose small sharp prongs, posing choking and laceration hazards to young children.   

The recalled recumbent trikes front axles were improperly assembled during manufacturing. The axles can come loose during use, causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.

The latch mechanism that holds the battery in place can malfunction, causing the battery to dislodge from the frame and fall to the ground, posing a fall hazard to the rider.  Additionally, the latch spring can cause additional wear on the battery housing over time, posing a fire hazard.

Hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle tilt over spilling out contents, posing a burn hazard.

An incorrectly routed battery cable can contact the prop shaft during use, which can result in an electrical short, posing a fire hazard.

The weld on the chair's frame can fail, posing a fall hazard. 

The electronic start/stop button on the pressure washer can malfunction and self-start, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the unit is in a confined space.

The bunny basket's eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. 

The product contains the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

The gear shift assembly can detach from the crankcase, resulting in unintentional gear shifting, posing a crash hazard.  

The handle on the Norwex ceramic knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.    

The blanket can overheat if left plugged in and powered on for an extended period of time, posing fire and burn hazards.  

The children's pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

The air fryers and air fryer ovens can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The recalled mattresses failed to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

The toy's rolling cylinder can separate, exposing the balls inside, posing a choking hazard to children.

The hex bolts in the overhead garage storage racks can be defective, causing the rack to collapse from the ceiling, posing an impact injury hazard.  

The glue gun can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards.

The products are dietary supplements containing iron which must be in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

The products contain the substance lidocaine which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed or placed on the skin of young children.

The freezer handle can detach when a consumer tries to open the freezer drawer, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

 

Due to a manufacturing issue, small parts from the products can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.    

The riding mowers can fail to come to a complete stop and continue to move at a speed of about one mile per hour when the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed, posing a low speed crash hazard.

The internal part in the valve can malfunction while in use, causing loss of inflation and thermal protection, posing a risk of hypothermia to the consumer.

The product contains sodium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. In addition, the label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) by omitting the mandatory information on the packaging.

The wall beds can detach from the wall and fall onto those nearby, posing serious impact and crush hazards. 

The white plastic seat can break, posing fall and injury hazards to children.

The rattle's legs can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The lithium-ion battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The alarms can fail to alert consumers to the presence of a hazardous level of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas.

The locking mechanism can fail allowing access to the contents inside the chest, posing a risk of poisoning. 

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

The bicycle helmets do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

The ATVs fail to comply with the requirements of the federal mandatory ATV safety standard. The B125 ATVs exceed the maximum speed limitations for vehicles intended for children aged 10 and older. For the Madix 110, the parking brakes do not prevent the movement of the vehicle. In addition, the handlebars on both ATVs pose a laceration hazard should the rider's body or head impact the handlebars at a high rate of speed such as in a crash. ATVs that fail to meet the mandatory safety requirements pose a risk of serious injury or death.

Federal regulations require bicycles with seat heights that measure at or below 25 inches to be equipped with foot brakes.  These bicycles are equipped only with hand brakes and can pose a crash hazard or a risk of injury to young children who might not be able to stop the bicycles using handbrakes only.


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