Dec 14, 2017

KiddePlease be advised that 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers have been recalled.

Extinguishers manufactured from January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017 and have a 10 digit model number on the label which confirms the date of manufacture. You will need that number to determine with Kidde representatives if you are entitled to a replacement extinguisher.

Please check your boats and homes to see if you have any Kidde fire extinguishers.

To contact Kidde about this recall:

Use their website www.kidde.com and then click on Product Safety Recall Notice box near the bottom of the page.

Or contact them by phone 1-855-271-0773

Be aware that Kidde staff will want you to have the extinguisher physically with you when you call them on the phone, so they can determine your eligibility for immediate replacement.

For a detailed recall notice on this recall you can also visit the Government of Canada website:

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65014r-eng.php

You can also check the Consumer Product Safety Commission website in the United States for details:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Scarab 255 Open

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You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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