Renewable energy systems, especially solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, are here to stay. As such, the fire investigation community must adapt to this technology, similar to what had to be done with hybrid electric vehicles, with regards to both fire suppression and cause and origin investigative techniques.
As part of the investigator's “toolbox,” a fire investigator should be familiar with the solar PV installations within their jurisdiction. From here, a property list can be compiled and an investigative pre-plan can be developed. This list should include a “special call’ list of technical advisers as well.
Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (KME) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Predator Severe Service vehicles manufactured August 28, 2014, to January 27, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with Pelican 9410L flashlights, part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110, with lithium ion battery packs, part number 9413-301-001, which may overheat.
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This recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. The black batteries measure about 8 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. The batteries included in this recall have the following barcodes: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.
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Lakota Corporation (Lakota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Luxe trailers. The affected trailers are equipped with certain Frigidaire KG series convection microwaves, model CFMV154CLS, that may start on their own and begin heating when unattended.
This recall involves Tommee Tippee® Closer to Nature® electric bottle and food warmers, sold separately or as an accessory with the Complete Starter Kit or the All in One Newborn Set. The bottle and food warmer is white with a gray adjustable control dial located next to the on/off light. Tommee Tippee is stamped in gray on the front of the unit. It measures about 5 inches high, 5 ½ inches wide and 5 inches long. Bottle and food warmers included on this recall have “Min” or “0” stamped on the left-hand side of the control dial and have the UL logo and a six alpha-numeric batch code that begins with a number and ends with “GY” stamped on the underside. Consumers should visit www.tommeetippee.us/bottle-warmer to complete the free replacement registration form.
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This recall involves 2015 and 2016 model year Polaris Ranger 570 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). They have either two or four seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box and “570” is printed on the hood. “Polaris” is stamped onto the front grill. The ROVs were sold in several colors. The following models are included in the recall.
Ranger 570 2x4
Ranger 570 EPS
Ranger 570 EPS HD
Ranger Crew 570
Ranger Crew 570 EPS
Ranger 570 EPS ZUG
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