Shopping for toys for your kids? Beware these hidden dangers
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 174,000 children under the age of 15 were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2016 alone. She also had this advice: “Beware of third-party or independent sellers, which may not conform to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards.”Some toys and regular household items also carry a hidden risk. According to Safe Kids, more than 2,800 children are treated in ERs every year after swallowing small batteries known as button batteries. “But with adult items such as key fobs, even music cards, they have button batteries in them as well. There are very common items we can see that have all these button batteries.
The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope is now just $899 this holiday
The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope has now been discounted at Amazon this Cyber Monday, a steal at over $100 off for skywatchers looking for something unique compared to most telescopes on the market. With its show-stopping brass design and mahogany tripod, the Ambassador 80AZ is a stunning ornamental piece for the home. Saturn's rings and Jupiter's atmospheric bands are also well-received through the optical system, especially with the addition of colored planetary filters. Best Celestron Ambassador 80AZ deal Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope: $999.95 $899.00 at Amazon The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope is an amazing 10% off this holiday. Be sure to check out more of Space.com's Black Friday deals on telescopes and binoculars from Orion, Celestron, Meade Instruments, Sky-Watcher and Vixen.space.com
’Tis the season for porch pirates
Delivery drivers will be busy, so it’s important to protect your packages from porch pirates. “Porch pirates drive around, they can see that package there,” Jefferson said. “Particularly this time of year because they’re looking for packages.”Jefferson says porch pirates often drive up and down neighborhood streets looking for packages to steal from the front door. “They can open the garage door, they place it right there at the foot of the garage door,” Jefferson said. What’s more, Jefferson says the pandemic, in a way, has made it easier for porch pirates to conceal themselves.
Want to support small businesses? Shop locally for the holidays
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Given the number of businesses owners who have been forced to close this year because of the pandemic, there’s a big push to shop locally this year to support the small businesses that have been able to stay open. And now that the country is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases, small retailers have no idea what to expect this holiday shopping season. “We keep everything clean.”But supporting small business is about more than just minimizing the spread of COVID-19. “It’s giving back to local children and it’s definitely full circle.”Khanna told News4Jax that supporting small businesses this holiday season greatly impacts the local economy. So to me, shopping small business is everything.
All the Cyber Monday 2019 deals we’re freaking out about
One of our favorite TV deals yet ... also from Target. You might even be able to get deals up to 70% off on select items (plus free shipping). At Levi’s, the company is offering 40% off full-priced items and an extra 50% off on sale items, plus free shipping when you enter CYBER. Forbes put out a handy list of the best Cyber Monday deals, which included this great find. We could round up TV deals all day.
MoneyWatch: Cyber Monday sales spike; Gas prices spur spending
MoneyWatch: Cyber Monday sales spike; Gas prices spur spending Early data from Cyber Monday shows that sales were up 16 percent from 2013, to $2.65 billion. Also, continued low gas prices could save families up to $1,000 per year. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Cyber Monday's potential impact after drop in Thanksgiving weekend sales
Cyber Monday's potential impact after drop in Thanksgiving weekend sales The National Retail Federation says Thanksgiving weekend sales dropped 11 percent compared to last year. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the drop in sales and how Cyber Monday could differ.cbsnews.com