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Kidde recalls TruSense Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms due to risk of failure to alert

BALTIMORE, MD—Kiddie is recalling around 226,000 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to the risk that they could fail to alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Only alarms with the TruSense …


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Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …


Ring recalls 2nd-generation doorbells due to fire risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Amazon’s Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells due to a fire risk. The Ring Video Doorbell (Second Generation) battery can reportedly overheat when incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), model number 5UM5E5 smart doorbell cameras. Only Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) models with …

Seneca recalls cinnamon apple chips due to possible Salmonella risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Seneca Snack Company, a Washington Corporation, is announcing a voluntary recall of Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy’s Cinnamon Apple Chips due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, …

White Marsh bakery to appear in new movie

WHITE MARSH, MD—A local bakery will soon be appearing on the big screen. Christi Weker, proprietor at The Yummery in White Marsh, says her shop will be used for a scene in the upcoming film “The Detour.” “So something cool happened the other day,” The Yummery said in a post on Facebook. “A movie producer for a local husband and …

Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom. On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to …

Nottingham resident receives vehicle during Vehicles for Change 20th anniversary celebration

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In recognition of its 20th anniversary, Vehicles for Change and its long-time partner, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup, this week presented 20 cars to 20 local families whose lives will be transformed by having access to personal transportation. “We are really excited about celebrating 20 years of serving families in the Maryland and Virginia area,” says Martin Schwartz, president of …

Frosh urges Whole Foods, Amazon to strengthen worker protections during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 13 attorneys general calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general request updated information on several outstanding issues raised by the coalition in …