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PostHeaderIcon May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Mabel’s Labels has launched their newly re-designed Allergy Alert Labels. These labels are a must-have to help make sure that your family is eating safely. Allergy Alerts are durable, waterproof labels that specify allergies on items such as lunch boxes, water bottles, travel gear and much more!  These personalized kids allergy labels help make sure that your family is eating safely. Be sure to promote these newly re-designed labels on your site today!

I have always been a HUGE fan of these labels. I was first introduced to them when Royal was 6 (he is almost 11 now!) and I have never been disappointed. Every time I talk about Mabel’s Labels, I feel the need to mention that my sons baseball glove from first grade, now used by his brother, STILL has his name label on it. After years of use, abuse and sweat. You will LOVE this product.

PostHeaderIcon No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

If you are the Mom or Dad of a 4 legged child, listen up! It is almost the scariest  night of the year and we want to make sure all of our babies are kept safe! The ASPCA recommends using your common sense and taking these precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.(Yes, I realize some people are severely lacking in common sense, especially when it comes to their family members who walk on all fours!)

1. No tricks, no treats: Please remember that the candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms, especially dark or baking chocolate, can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candy contains the artificial sweetener xylitol which can also cause severe problems. If you suspect your pet has ingested something, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.

2. Some of the most popular Halloween plants, such as pumpkins and harvest corn, are considered to be relatively nontoxic, however they can produce an upset tummy in pets who nibble on them.

3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

5. While i am completely against clothes on pets, I think Halloween can be a small exception. Dressing them up can be fun but consider how they feel about it. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it. For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or dangerous to them. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also,please be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go ll natural, wear a festive bandana or try a Halloween collar and leash instead!

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you

Slightly Edited… Original Source

PostHeaderIcon Bike Safety 101: Lock it up with Master Lock (Giveaway)

CONGRATULATIONS YOLANDA AND ANN!

Master Lock Offers Five Essential Cycling Safety Guidelines

Even with the summer coming to and end, as the weather turns cooler, people are still pulling out their bikes and hitting local trails and roadways for a ride around town. Yet, the fun of cycling can easily be derailed if your bike becomes a victim of all-too-common theft. The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that more than 1.5 million bikes are stolen each year, according to Bicyclesource.com. Master Lock shares five essential tips for keeping your bike, and yourself, safe this season.

“Bike safety starts and ends with locking up your bicycle,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “Protecting your bike first and foremost allows you to focus on other safety guidelines to ensure an enjoyable riding experience.”

Follow these tips from Master Lock for a safe bicycling experience:

1. Select the right lock: When looking at security solutions to protect your bike, it’s important to weigh your needs. Heavy duty U-bars, like Master Lock’s 8170D, offer top-notch security and are ideal if you don’t already have a bike lock. If you are in need of a security solution that can lock up multiple items, a long, thick cable lock like Master Lock’s 8428DPS adjustable locking cable may be a better solution. Keep in mind, the thicker the cable or bar, the more security that lock will provide. If you have trouble remembering combinations, consider a keyed cable lock.  If you hate carrying around more keys than necessary, an integrated, set-your-own password combination cable lock like Master Lock’s 8220D is ideal.  Use the free Master Lock Vault to store log-in and password information for your lock combinations, key codes, and other confidential data for easy access via the web or smart phone app.

2. Gear up: Wear the proper safety gear every time you go out for a ride. Regardless of where you’re riding or how short the ride will be, a bike helmet is always a must. Fitting your bike and clothing with reflectors or lights will ensure you can be easily spotted day or night.

3. Map it out: Take time to familiarize yourself with the best bike routes in your city before heading out to avoid ending up on a dangerous trail or street. Consult an online mapping service, such as Google Maps, or your local transit authority or city website for an overview of streets with dedicated bike lanes, bike trails or other bike-friendly routes.

4. Remember the rules of the road: And follow them! Even though you’re on a bike, you still have to abide by the same traffic laws as drivers. This includes stopping at stop signs, driving on the right side of the road, yielding to pedestrians and signaling a turn. The three primary arm signals you should know are:

  • Left turn: extend left arm straight out in the direction of the turn, parallel to the road
  • Right turn: extend your left upper-arm out to the left, parallel to the road and angle your forearm vertically upward
  • Stopping: extend your left upper arm out to the left, parallel to the road and angle your forearm vertically downward

5. Ride defensively: Remember that your bicycle is a small, inconspicuous vehicle, so make sure you are noticed while riding. Whenever possible, ride in a bike lane while on the road and stay in a single file. Avoid traveling along the side of cars when passing through intersections – cars may turn in front of you without warning. Use caution when passing parked cars as occupants may not see you when opening doors or pulling out of parking spaces. Keep your hands over the brakes at all times so you can brake quickly if a hazard presents itself.

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PostHeaderIcon “Wrapped in Warmth” from SentrySafe (Giveaway/US)

SentrySafe wants to help you give the perfect gift, get a little extra Holiday cheer and help a needy child stay warm this Holiday Season.

Getting started is simple just click the BUY button to see what products are featured in their Gift Guide and then head out to your local retailer or favorite website and pick up the SentrySafe that’s right for you.

Once you have it out of the box come back here and click the GET button. You will be able to register the product and enter the UL or Serial number and get a free gift card to Groupon! What’s a Groupon™ you ask? Click here to learn more.

SentrySafe is also proud to kick off our first annual coat drive for kids “Wrapped in Warmth”. Click on the GIVE button to play a fun, simple game and donate some warmth to a needy child. We are going to giveaway 250 new coats. For every level you complete you will be able to donate essential winter coats, mittens, hats, and scarves to needy children. We are going to giveaway 250 sets of new coats and accessories. So play our game, have some fun and spread the word!

Giveaway: Choice of a Pink or Black Fire Chest 1100 model

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Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older. I reserve the right to remove any entry from this giveaway. This giveaway is sponsored by SentrySafe This giveaway ends 01/27/2011 at 11:59pm EST. If you are currently or have previously reviewed this product or participated in this campaign, you are ineligible to enter/win.

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