Home Improvement Products & Services Retailers
Sept 6 (Reuters) - Home Depot
Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission::Says Home Depot U.S.A. to pay $5.7 million civil penalty selling, distributing previously recalled consumer products.Says commission voted 4 to 1 to accept settlement provisionally.Says deal settles charges that Home Depot knowingly sold, distributed about 2,816 recalled products from 33 voluntary corrective actions during 4-year period.
Lowe's Companies Inc
Watahan & Co Ltd <3199.T>: Says it plans to set up wholly owned unit for development of private brand product, transportation and storage management . Says the new unit to be capitalized at 1 million yen .Says effective Jan. 5, 2017.
Kimura <7461.T>: Says it will set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Ishikari on Oct. 1 .Says it will transfer its rental business of construction scaffolding to the new subsidiary.
Lawton Development <600209.SS> Co., Ltd:Says it Shanghai-based unit wins two architectural decoration projects from Hainan-based investment company and Anhui-based property management company, respectively for 45.2 million yuan and 15.2 million yuan.
Home Depot Inc:One World Technologies Inc is recalling about 670 Ryobi snow blowers because they can overheat and cause a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. - RTRS.The recall by the Anderson, South Carolina importer of the machines came after two reports of the snow blowers overheating.One consumer saw flames in the machine, though no injuries or property damage has been reported, the commission said in a statement.One World is recalling about 300 Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers in the United States and roughly 370 in Canada, the statement said.The machines were sold online by Home DepotHD.N from November through February for about $280 for the unit alone and for $350 as part of a kit that included a battery and charger.The snow blowers were made by China's Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co Ltd 0669.HK, the statement said.The commission website carries recall information supplied to the agency by companies carrying out recalls.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc:A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found. - AP.The laminate flooring was sold by Lumber Liquidators until last May, when the company announced it was halting sales.A long-awaited federal safety review found the flooring gave off enough formaldehyde gas to irritate the eyes, nose and throat of many people.There also was enough gas from the product to trigger breathing problems in people with certain health conditions, like asthma.The formaldehyde also increased cancer risks by a small amount. U.S. officials released the analysis Wednesday.The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which oversaw the testing, is continuing its investigation and has not announced any penalties related to the findings.The company did not dispute the new report's findings."We support their recommendations and share their (the agency's) commitment to educating consumers," a company statement said. Based in Toano, Virginia, Lumber Liquidators sells flooring at 375 stores in North America.The results were provided to another federal agency — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC and a sister agency analyzed the results to calculate the health impact of the detected levels of formaldehyde.