Health Crisis | Coronavirus Spreads in US, Outside Areas

The United States has confirmed and added a fifth infected person with the coronavirus that has killed at least 50 in China, where the virus was originally reported and now spreading inside our American borders.   There is a case reported in Sydney, Australia as well.

The virus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is classified by the CDC (US Center for Disease Control), as an unidentified respiratory first discovered in Wuhan, Hebei Province, China.  Symptoms include: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever1, cough, and difficulty breathing.

“The virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. It’s not clear yet how easily 2019-nCoV spreads from person-to-person. When person-to-person spread has occurred with MERS and SARS, it is thought to have happened mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. Spread of MERS and SARS between people has generally occurred between close contacts.” – CDC

There are about 1,000 confirmed cases reported in China.

Five cases have been identified in Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington as of January 26, 2020.

The CDC provides a list of Q&A regarding this dangerous virus.  You can visit their site and read up on how to protect yourself. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

These patients recently traveled to China.

Health organizations are saying that the general public is not in harm’s way and those that have been infected are being treated.  Their conditions are improving and are being treated in a confined area.

We will provide additional details as they are received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 1810 hours PST

Product Recall | Mini Strollers due to Fall Hazard

 Product Recall Description

A product recall was issued to the general public via the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, an United States of American (USA) consumer protection governmental agency on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Recalled Tango Mini Stroller

This recall involves four models of black Tango Mini Strollers, each with its own model number and identifiable by a uniquely colored bonnet top sold in Quartz Pink (Model Number ST31D09A), Sedona Gray (Model Number ST31D10A), Jet Black (Model Number ST31D11A), and Purest Blue (Model Number ST31D03A).  Model numbers are printed in black on a white sticker located on one of the stroller’s legs.

There are approximately 2,000 strollers affected under this chinese manufactured product and distributed by Baby Trend of Fontana, California.

Recalled stroller model number is printed in black on a white sticker attached to the stroller’s leg

Seller Locations

These strollers were sold between October 2019 and November 2019 for around $100.00 to $200.00 at amazon.com, Target stores and through their online website http://www.target.com.

 

Origin of Products

This product is manufactured in China and chinese products have lately been on a string of recalls broadcasted by the U.S. government agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission or also known as CPSC for short and one we will refer to in this post.

Hazard Description

Both of the stroller’s hinge joints can release and collapse under pressure, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.  We are unsure of the testing method prior to putting this product on the market. 

There have been no injuries reported.

Both of the stroller’s hinge joints can release and collapse under pressure, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.

Remedy

Immediately stop using this product and request a replacement or refund.  Baby Trend at 800-328-7363 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (West coast time/Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday, e-mail info@babytrend.com or online at www.babytrend.com and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Source

CPSC = https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q=google+earth&geo=en_US&prt=&ctype=&o=APN11910&chn=&ver=&tpr=2&ts=1451155128231

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/18/2020 – 2010 hours PST