Syrup making mistaken for meth lab

Something was cooking all right, but it wasn’t meth.

Drug agents raided a home in southern Illinois, suspecting there was a meth lab on the property.

But Laura Benson says her family was just making homemade maple syrup.

Benson explained to officers the buckets near some trees were collecting sap for their syrup operation.

But there are no hard feelings. Benson tells KFVS-TV she gave the departing agents some syrup to take with them.
Information from: KFVS-TV

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Exploding Toilets

Millions of toilets around the U.S. could be ticking time bombs.

The U.S. ordered manufacturer Flushmate to recall its Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The mechanism, installed in toilets made by American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber between 1997 and 2008, can explode.

The defective part was also sold on its own at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 304 complaints of Flushmates bursting. In 14 cases, people suffered “impact or laceration injuries.”
The company established a website for consumers to search by serial number and determine if their Flushmate is recalled, and offers a free repair kit.

About 2.3 million units in the U.S. are affected by the recall. A parallel recall in Canada only involves about 9,000 toilets.

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