How do you know whether a safety recall has been issued for your US car/truck/van? You may think the manufacturer will notify you – but that may not happen in a timely fashion, especially if
- you have moved since purchasing
- you don’t get your vehicle serviced at a dealer
- you bought the vehicle used
And even if you are correctly registered in the manufacturer’s database, how long will it take them to actually send you a notice?
Here’s my example of what can happen, and how you can check your own vehicle’s status:
Lightphoria with AC adapter & storage bag
I recently purchased a Lightphoria 10,000 Lux Energy Light Lamp by Sphere Gadget Technologies to try doing light therapy in the mornings at my desk. I usually arrive at work between 7-7:30am when it is barely light outside, and frequently don’t get outside again until I leave after sunset in winter.
Because I’ve done research on light box use I was aware that distance from the light makes a big difference in whether or not you get the expected dose. I have a SunSprite Wearable Light Tracker which measures light intensity. I hung this on my glasses next to my eyes and experimented with placement of the Lightphoria. What did I find?
Sunsprite Light Tracker
Now that this blog is available as a paid subscription for Kindle users I want to make sure subscribers get their money’s worth. Since the RSS feed provides them with only the five most recent posts but I’ve been posting since May 28, 2012 (Hey! Happy blog anniversary to me!) I want to make some of the earlier articles available as well to the Kindle crowd.
So Flashback Friday posts will highlight popular articles from the WBK archive. Today’s blast from the past is How To Roll A Yoga Mat:
Recently I was involved in an auto accident – fortunately I wasn’t seriously hurt, and my car is being repaired:
But besides being without my car for a couple weeks, the most annoying aspect of this experience is the paperwork involved!
Here are some tips based on what I’ve been doing. Some of this communication may come to you automatically, but depending on your situation you may want to be proactive about obtaining or reaching out to various involved parties in order to avoid later complications.