Imperial Valley News Center
Manufacturer Fiskars Brands Inc. Agrees to Pay $2.6 Million Civil Penalty for Delay in Reporting “Gator Combo Axe” Safety Hazard
- Written by Justice Department
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice has announced today that Gerber Legendary Blades, a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.6 million to settle allegations that it knowingly failed to immediately report to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) a safety hazard associated with Fiskars’ Gator Combo Axe.
- Written by IVN
Seattle, Washington - NASA researchers will present a wide range of new astrophysics findings at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The AAS meeting runs Sunday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.
- Written by National Park Service
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado - Is getting more exercise and/or spending more time outdoors on your New Year's Resolution list? Do you enjoy visiting national parks?If so, then Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument might help you reach your goals.Starting in January, the Monument will offer a "Hikes for Your Health" program as well as two evening astronomy programs.
- Written by Department of State
Washington, DC - Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of State will adjust the processing fee for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian has or is applying for a BCC. The fee will increase from $16 to $17. The fees for all other consular services will remain the same.
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
- Written by CDFA
Sacramento, California - A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation detected in Riverside County, in the Perris area. Nine males, three mated females and nine larvae were detected between December 10 and 30th. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are working collaboratively on this project.
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