Department investigates two escalator incidents
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department is investigating two escalator incidents that occurred yesterday, one of which resulted in a man being injured. The first took place at about 11.15am at Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, when the emergency stop button on a descending escalator between the third and fourth floors was hit because smoke was seen coming from the escalator. It was caused by a faulty motor. In a separate incident, a 30-year-old man suffered minor facial injuries when hit by an object sent flying from between the step and the comb plate of an elevator in a Chung On Street shopping centre in Tsuen Wan at about 1pm. He was treated at Yan Chai Hospital.
12 months' probation for defying tobacco officers
A 42-year-old man was put on 12 months' probation yesterday for resisting tobacco control officers exercising their duty. Kwun Tong Court also fined him HK$500 for each of two offences - smoking in a banned place and failing to produce an identity card. He had been remanded in custody for 25 days before yesterday's hearing.
Dental products recalled over microbial level
Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled Oral-B Anti-cavity Fluoride Rinse Alcohol Free 500ml and Tooth and Gum Care Mouth Rinse Alcohol Free 60ml, 500ml and 750ml with the expiry dates July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013, because microbial levels exceeded allowed limits. People who have bought the products can call 800 969 688 for a refund.