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Prepare Now for Winter Driving Safety

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Storms are becoming more frequent as winter weather sets in, so it is time to ensure your car, truck or SUV is ready for driving as conditions change for the season.

Tires are a critical part of safe winter driving. Tire tread should be at least 1/8 inch deep. You can check your tires using a quarter - insert the quarter into the tread with George Washington's head pointed toward the center of the tire. If you can see the top of his head, your tires will not provide enough traction should be replaced.

Tips - Wrapping up the Holiday Season Safely

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Holiday lighting and decorations contribute to the splendor of the season but they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely.   The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) has put together a comprehensive list of holiday lighting and decoration safety tips and resources.  You can view the complete list at www.esfi.org.

Cyber Monday - A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

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Cyber Monday - November 27 this year - is becoming as big as Black Friday for getting your holiday shopping done and finding amazing discounts. There are some great deals, but buyers must beware of scams and the tricks identity thieves may use.  Last week's article about protecting yourself at stores during Black Friday - and any other time of year - can be found here.

Here are some tips that will help you enjoy a safe online shopping experience:

Black Friday - A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

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The holiday season is upon us.  Black Friday is this week and the retail stores have been bombarding us with advertising for their Black Friday specials. Do you plan all year for those Black Friday shopping deals? Do you camp out to be the first through the doors when they open after Thanksgiving dinner? Beware! You may be camping with the enemy. Identity thieves and scam artists plan all year for this shopping holiday. To continue with our campaign for Colorado Consumer Protection Month, we have a few helpful tips to help you reduce your risk of being a victim.

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled – Linked to Injuries, Death

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Kidde, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the recall of more than 40 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States and Canada since 1973. The extinguishers can become clogged, or may require excessive effort to operate the units, and they may fail to work in an emergency. The nozzle on the units may also come off with enough force to cause damage or injuries.