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Whirlpool issues urgent appeal over 435,000 dangerous dryers

Whirlpool issues urgent appeal over 435,000 dangerous dryers

Business
Hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers that pose a fire risk are still in people's homes.Whirlpool has issued an urgent appeal for owners of the faulty machines that have not yet been replaced or modified to come forward. The firm launched a full recall involving 500,000 dryers in July, but said only 65,000 owners have so far come forward.The company said it was vital owners got in touch "as a matter of urgency".The recall, which was ordered by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), relates to certain models of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015. Advertisement Ahead of the recall, some 1.7 million had already been modified during a safety campaign laun...
Bury expelled from EFL: C&N Sporting Risk say financial issues ‘insurmountable’

Bury expelled from EFL: C&N Sporting Risk say financial issues ‘insurmountable’

Sports
The businessmen who pulled out of a plan to take over Bury say they could not overcome the financial problems faced by the club.C&N Sporting Risk withdrew their bid for the League One club on Tuesday.And the Shakers were later expelled from the English Football League. "We were just going to face challenges that were insurmountable to allow us to do what we wanted to do if we took over the club," C&N's Rory Campbell told BBC Radio 5 Live.Bury expelled from English Football LeagueReaction as Bury are expelled and Bolton get 14 days to find mew ownersC&N said the club's complicated financial structures were too difficult for it to sort out before the English Football League's deadli...
Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Technology
US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports.It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs.Clean energy firm SolarCity had installed panels on 240 Walmart stores, and was bought by Tesla in 2016.In a joint statement, the firms said they were addressing the concerns.Every system needed to operate safely, they added.The firms said they were looking to "re-energise Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed"."Above all else, both companies want each and every system to operate reliably, ...
U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

Business
July 10 (UPI) -- The new M17 and M18 handguns of Sig Sauer Inc. received full-material release notification from the U.S. Army, the company said, the final stamp of approval for military use. "Full-material release is a significant milestone for the MHS [Modular Handgun System] program and is the official determination that the U.S. Army has rigorously tested and evaluated the M17 and M18 handguns, and associated ammunition, to determine it as safe for use when operated within its stated parameters," a statement from the New Hampshire-based company said on Tuesday. The official approval came from the U.S. Army's Pitcatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township, N.J. The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the new standard-issue pistol in June, a change in armament for the first time in 30 years. The M18 wi...
Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

World
July 7 (UPI) -- The Indonesian Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning that later expired in the wake of an earthquake that struck off the country's eastern coast Sunday. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and North Maluku at 11:08 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The depth was 22.5 miles below the surface. Indonesian media reported that the effects of the earthquake were felt in the city of Manando and the surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damage. Sunday also saw contunued seismic activity in California, after the U.S. state was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Thursday, followed by a magnitude 7.1 quake on Friday. Geophysicist John Bellini told CNN that more than 4,700 quake...