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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate falls, hospitalizations drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate fell and total hospitalizations dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 15, 2021, there have been 320,739 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,352,475 tests, including more than …


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Belkin recalls portable wireless chargers due to fire, shock hazards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Belkin is recalling various wireless chargers and stands due to possible fire and shock hazards. The company says there is a manufacturing defect in the power supply unit that can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards. This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. This product is a power …


WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations rose over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 8, 2021, there have been 299,606 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,029,482 tests, including more than 57,000 …

BCPS updates reopening plan to include option for phased-in hybrid learning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has updated its reopening plan to include details about in-person instruction options for all students. Families may now choose to continue virtual learning or to begin hybrid learning, with timing driven by local and state health metrics. The newly added information pertains to three groups of students. In the plan’s new Appendix N, guidance is …

Noble House recalls home furnishings sold online due to tip-over, entrapment hazards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Noble House has recalled various chests, cabinets, and dressers that were sold online, saying that the items are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall. These items pose serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. Approximately 780 units are involved in the recall.  The items were sold online …

PRODUCT RECALLS: Rust-Oleum aerosol paint, Massimo massage gun sold at CostCo.com

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced two product recalls on Wednesday. Rust-Oleum is recalling cans of Professional Bright Galvanizing Compound Spray used to protect metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. The 20-ounce can is silver with a silver cap. The firm has received six reports of the container bottom detaching, including one reported injury.  The product was sold …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate rises, ICU bed usage falls

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate rose while total ICU bed usage fell over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 1, 2021, there have been 280,219 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 5,761,534 tests, including …

Target recalls 180,000 infant-toddler girls’ swimsuits due to choking hazard

UPDATE: Target has also announced a recall on certain infant rompers due to a possible choking hazard. Original story below… —– NOTTINGHAM, MD—Target is recalling more than 180,000 infant-toddler girls’ swimsuits sold at U.S. stores due to a possible choking hazard. The recall includes the Cat & Jack “Summer Blue Lemon,” “Coral Icon Story Hawaiian,” and “Moxie Peach Lemon” one-piece …