CPSC, thyssenkrupp Access Corp. Settle Lawsuit: Firm to Conduct Recall to Inspect Home Elevators Due to Entrapment Hazard Posing Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Children; One Child Death Reported

Washington, D.C. — The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that it settled an administrative lawsuit against thyssenkrupp Access Corp. (TKA), now known as TK Access Solutions Corp., of Grandview, Missouri. The lawsuit, filed in July 2021, involves home or residential elevators under a variety of TKA-owned model names, including Chaparral, Destiny, LEV, LEV II, LEV II Builder, Rise, Volant, Windsor, Independence, and Flexi-Lift that TKA manufactured and sold to dealers for installation in homes between approximately 1996 and 2012.

There have been three incidents involving these elevators, including a 2-year old child who died in 2017 and a 2010 incident that left a 3-year old child permanently disabled.

As part of the settlement, TKA is recalling to inspect the elevators, providing free inspections, and, if necessary, free installation of safety devices, known as space guards, at no charge to consumers.

The consent agreement, which was approved by

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Conan O’Brien Buys Cape Cod Style Carpinteria Home for $23 Million

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is swapping his longtime Carpinteria home for a new dwelling in the coastal California city. After seven years of ownership, the comedian listed his 2.142-square-foot beachside home with a $16.5 million ask earlier this summer. Dirt reports that O’Brien just shelled out $23 million to upgrade to a 3,476-square-foot abode with sweeping ocean and mountain vistas.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom Cape Cod-style house was built in 1963, but has since been rebuilt and remodeled with modern touches. Situated on a lot slightly larger than an acre within the exclusive and private Sand Point community, the exterior of the split-level structure is sided with milky white wooden shingles complemented by sage-green trim. Dreamy rose gardens and other lush landscaping decorate the property and rustic stone steps lead directly to the beach.

Inside, the neutral color palette of the home’s exterior is continued with cream-hued walls and

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The Siding Contractor Steering Norfolk’s Home Exterior Remodel Projects

Norfolk, VA – (NewMediaWire) – September 16, 2022 – When homeowners want a cost-effective option of upgrading their home exterior, they often turn to siding installation or repair. Waterfront Siding Company is a Norfolk-based contractor that has received a lot of recognition for its work in this area. Specializing in both siding repair and installation, as well as a variety of other services such as trim wrap installation, this company has something to offer every homeowner. No matter what the project entails, Waterfront Siding Company promises high-quality craftsmanship and customer service.

A successful siding installation project requires several important considerations. First, selecting the right type and color of the siding is important. There are many options on the market, thus making the selection process daunting for homeowners. However, Waterfront Siding Company can take the guesswork out of this process by offering expert consultations. Their skilled professionals will help

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8 Inexpensive Home Exterior Improvement Ideas to Boost Your ROI | Architectural Digest

From first dates to job interviews, first impressions play a significant role. Naturally, that also goes for real estate. For prospective buyers, a striking home exterior is what first catches their eye, even before they see the house in person. Consider the amount of time prospective buyers spend cruising real estate sites like Zillow. A home’s exterior is likely to be the main photo, and that can determine whether they’re willing to click on the listing. “If we are able to create a home with good curb appeal, we usually use the exterior shot as our lead in photo galleries and marketing materials,” says Sarah Maguiresenior vice president at the Aranson Maguire Group at Compass in Boston. “That’s how important it is!”

Research proves it: According to Remodeling’s 2022 Cost vs. Value Report, the majority of projects that provided the best return on cost were actually exterior house

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Kim Kardashian Lists Ranch-Style Hidden Hills Home for $5.3 Million

Though Kim Kardashian famously lives in an uber-minimalist mansion with creamy white, modern interiors, that Axel Vervoordt-designed home is far from the only property she owns. The makeup mogul also has the Vincent Van Duysen-designed Calabasas condo she just put on the market for $3.5 million, the Palm Springs pad Tadao Ando is building for her, another vacation home in a secret location (Kengo Kuma is working on that home for her), and numerous additional Hidden Hills pads, one of which she just listed for $5.3 million, according to Dirt.

The reality television star purchased the 1957-built fixer-upper with her ex-husband rapper Kanye West in 2019. It is a 3,874-square-foot, one-story ranch with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and though it doesn’t appear to be anywhere near as lavish as her main residence, the one-and-a-half acre property does feature equestrian facilities and an in-ground pool and hot tub.

Uniquely,

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