2010 Security/Safety News in ReviewBy Home Security Source Jan 7, 2011 | 9:00:00 amPosted in: Carbon Monoxide, Personal Safety, Senior Safety
Blinds, bedbugs and beyond! 2010 was a year full of security/safety recalls, scams, new products and more. Let’s take a look at a few of the top security happenings in 2010.
Recalls- Safety recalls were the name of the game this year with some of the most notable for drop-sided cribs, foods; including eggs, Spaghetti-O’s and Fruit Loops. We also saw one of the nation’s largest blind recalls in history.
Scams- With ever growing technology, online scams topped our list for 2010, with everything from identity theft, to credit card scams and Craigslist frauds. Other notable scams targeted the elderly, Facebook users and timeshare owners.
Carbon Monoxide- Sadly, carbon monoxide poisonings and deaths were some of the top home safety news stories in 2010. We saw stories about CO poisonings throughout the year with an increase around the winter months due to the use of home heating appliances.
Crawling Beds- The bedbug outbreak mid-year caused panic and the chills to many Americans who opted out of certain hotels, stores and movie theaters to avoid the creepy crawlers.
Innovations- Smart homes and security systems, like the ADT Pulse™ topped the home security tech list this year with counter tops that can tell you what to cook, lights that come on when you walk through the door and remote video monitoring right from your phone.
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