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# fire hazard

This year
Wheelchair-using children unable to leave bedrooms in care home for weeks after lift broke down
In a seven month period two residents were confined to the first floor of their home for a total of 59 days, causing them to miss school and appointments.
All time
Fire hazard: Lenovo laptops recalled due to battery fault
The overheating hazard was caused by a faulty screw, the company said.
Fire warning issued over head lice treatments
The warning comes following “serious incidents” involving head lice tackling products.
Dealz urges people to return heatable teddies due to safety risk
The store apologised and said it takes the safety of its customers seriously.
Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes
It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building.
Video shows how quickly a fridge fire can spread when it gets set alight
The one minute video shows a plastic-backed fridge quickly being engulfed in flames.
Column: I'd give my heart and soul to never have heard the words 'Priory Hall'
The residents evacuated from Priory Hall are the only people who have paid in any way for the problems uncovered in the buidling, writes Alison Doyle.
Hotpoint recall: Your dishwasher could be a fire hazard
So far, Hotpoint have no “confirmed issues” with dishwashers in Ireland but are monitoring the situation.
'Voluntary repair action' launched in Ireland for dishwashers at risk of causing fire
The same models of dishwasher were recalled in Britain in 2011 but the company said it had not found a pattern of failures in Ireland until now.
Company says fridge freezer is 'fire hazard'
Beko has urged owners of Beko frost free fridge freezers to get in touch due to a potential fire hazard with the appliance.
Council could offer Priory Hall residents €50,000 for apartments
But residents say they will reject any such offer as it would leave them homeless and force them into bankruptcy.
Priory Hall residents: Ours will just be the first case of many
Evacuated residents fear that Dublin City Council will also win their challenge not to pay for their temporary housing costs from 3 February.
Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene
Emails show that Taoiseach says he will pass matter onto Phil Hogan – but Minister Hogan won’t meet with residents.