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Recalls- Baby Play Yard and Power Cords

1. Dream On Me Recalls Incredible Play Yards Due to Strangulation Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Dream-On-Me-Recalls-Incredible-Play-Yards/

2. Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Recalls-Computer-Power-Cords/


Recall - Natura Pet Dry Cat And Dry Ferret Food

Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency

11/24/2014 07:11 PM EST

Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

. For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.


Recalls - Graco Strollers & Leatherman Children's Multi Tool

1. Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Graco-Recalls-11-Models-of-Strollers/

2. Leatherman Recalls Children’s Multi-Tool Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Leatherman-Recalls-Childrens-Multi-Tool/


Scam Alert From Kings Park Chamber Of Commerce


      Please be aware that there is an elaborate phone scam going around targeting small businesses in our area. The callers are very good at what they do. They call with a seemingly urgent demand from either a utility( LIPA, PSE&G) , the phone company, an insurance company etc. They will tell you that a bill needs to be paid immediately - or they will shut off your power, cancel your insurance, etc.  It is usually time sensitive and they will ask you to get a money card or some other untraceable form of payment and then call them back with the information.  It is highly unlikely that a utility or insurance company accepts payment this way and it is never time-sensitive (as in “you must pay in the next half hour or we will turn off your lights”). 

      These criminals are very good at what they do. They are very convincing and have what appears to be legitimate numbers, answering systems etc. 

If you get a call like this, do not act right away.Get your bill, call the account as it is listed on your bill. Have your account numbers ready and ask if they have contacted you and tell them the story.  Do not call back any any numbers that a caller gives you. The scammers are set up to handle these calls. These criminals are very sophisticated and these are elaborate scams with high tech capabilities. 

      Please call the Police with any pertinent information.


Recall On Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Taco Sauce, Enchilada Sauce 

B&G Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut And Almond In Product

11/14/2014 08:02 PM EST

 B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to peanuts or almonds.

. For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.


McDonald's Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles

1. McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/McDonalds-Recalls-Hello-Kitty-Themed-Whistles/


Suffolk County Roller Derby - Strong Island Derby Revolution

Suffolk County roller derby team debuts their new B team at their season closer 

 On Saturday, November 22nd the women of the Strong Island Derby Revolution bring 2014 to a close with the debut of their new B team The Slaughters of the Revolution.  This will be the first double header for Strong Island as the Revolution will take on The New Jersey All-Stars and The Slaughters will play their B team, The Brawl Stars. Playing at their home rink, World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena, located at 384 Mark Tree Road in East Setauket, SIDR invites new fans and old to be a part of this exciting night and support the Slaughters in their debut bout.

“Fans can expect a night of fast paced, hard-hitting action, and plenty of bumps and bruises for both teams” says jammer Kristi Smith aka BiteSize Brawler. The famous Eat Me Drink Me food truck will be onsite serving up delicious food, as well as refreshments and snacks from Tag Beverage and ice cold beer provided by the Port Jefferson Brewing Company. Those who want to get close to the action are encouraged to bring their own chair for track-side seating. There is also a balcony for a bird’s eye view of the bout. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first whistle is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at  HYPERLINK “http://siderby.bpt.me/” http://siderby.bpt.me/ or $15 at the door. Kids under 8 are always free!

Roller derby is a family friendly spectator sport that has been enjoying tremendous popularity around the world. According to ESPN and FOX Sports roller derby is the fastest growing women’s sport with Flat Track Stats tracking 3005 teams’ worldwide. Roller Derby’s first World Cup was held in Toronto in December 2011 and there is a  HYPERLINK “http://www.change.org/petitions/espn-fox-sports-air-the-blood-thunder-2014-roller-derby-world-cup?share_id=xOtkxrOtZd&utm_campaign=share_button_mobile&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition” petition to have the World Cup televised in 2014. 

Modern roller Derby teams (including SIDR) are DIY organizations with skaters not only training hard on the track but also running the business side, doing everything from securing venues to selling tickets and designing merchandise.  SIDR is always actively recruiting skaters, referees, volunteers and sponsors. For more information on joining and the full schedule of events please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.thederbyrevolution.com” www.thederbyrevolution.com




Local Resident Anne Carlin Set To Open The Crafter's Table In St. James 

By Dana Klosner

It’s just about time to think about those holiday presents and a unique and hand-crafted gift with a personal touch might just be the answer.

Opening mid-November, The Crafter’s Table, located at 529 Lake Avenue in St. James, is a ceramic and glass fusion studio, where there will be hundreds of pieces of ceramics that have been cleaned and fired and all ready for customers to paint. The owner/manager Anne Carlin, will then glaze and fire it for you to make your own unique piece of pottery. She also offers glass where you can make your own jewelry, plates, cheeseboards or checkerboards among other pieces which she will then fire.

Carlin has been working in ceramics for years. She was the activities director in a nursing home where she did ceramics. She recently attended a seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona where she learned some easy techniques that had a nice outcome, she said. 

In her store you can make anything from a simple plate, coffee mugs and platters, Carlin said. Prices will range for $10-$65 depending how detailed you want to get.

For Carlin it was the right time in her life to open a studio. 

“My youngest is a junior in high school so it’s time to start focusing on my future,” said Carlin who also has a 22 year old son. “I needed something else to do besides be a PTA mom. I have always loved crafts. They are creative and relaxing. I went to a paint your own pottery place and I said, ‘This is for me, I can do this.’”

The name was the result of brainstorming between Carlin and her husband over dinner. 

“I didn’t want it to be just ceramics,” she said. “My husband, Bob, came up with the idea The Crafter’s Table.”

The shop will offer many programs including classes, an after school program, Ladies Night, Drop and Shop where you can drop your kids off and go shopping and Date Night, where again you drop the kids, they will be fed dinner, do a craft and a game, and you pick them up two hours later. Of course there will be open nights as well where you pick a piece of ceramic and paint it. 

Making glass is also something you can enjoy in her store.

“Glass is so new and so cool,” Carlin said. “Glass is like a puzzle. You cut it, fit it together, put it in the kiln and melt it together. It has to be a certain thickness. If it’s too thick or too thin it doesn’t melt right.”

“The beauty of creating pottery and glass is that you are not limited,” she said. “There are so many options. If you choose a mug you can simply paint it pink or you can put a detailed design on it. There’s no limit.”

Running her own store is truly a new endeavor for Carlin.

“I’ve never even run a cash register,” she joked. “Hopefully I will keep hearing ‘caching.’”

Carlin says St. James is the perfect place for her shop.

“It’s a small little hometown,” she said. “Everyone knows everyone, and everyone supports everyone. It’s a very nice quaint town. The Chamber [of Commerce] has been very supportive of my opening my business. Members of the Chamber popped into the studio and welcomed me.”

It takes a lot to run a business, Carlin said. “It takes creativity, determination, passion and persistence.”

Customers to The Crafter’s Table will get a nice relaxing experience, she said. “They will come out of it with a unique piece of art that they created.”

The Crafter’s Table is located at 529 Lake Avenue in St. James. It is set to open the second week in November.