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Home Elevator Accidents

Residential Elevators Are Killing Small Children, and Little Is Being Done to Stop It

February 9th, 2021

After more than 75 years of inaction and pushback from the residential elevator industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has finally approved its first-ever safety recall aimed at protecting children from deadly accidents in which they become entrapped in the door gap of home …

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Unsafe Imported Products

Pandemic Relief Law Seeks to Protect Against Unsafe Toys (And Other Products) Entering the U.S. in the Time of COVID-19

January 14th, 2021

Tucked deep within the nearly 6,000-page pandemic relief bill that was signed into law during the waning days of the 116th Congress is a provision that addresses a steep drop in safety inspections for toys and other consumer products entering the U.S. during the COVID-19 …

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Nursing Home Neglect

As Nursing Homes Battle COVID-19, Seniors Who Aren’t Infected Are Quietly Dying from Neglect

January 4th, 2021

As COVID-19 continues its deadly assault in nursing homes, evidence is mounting that the virus’s death toll extends far beyond those who actually become infected. Grieving families are coming forward with their personal stories of how their loved ones escaped the virus ― but died …

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Magnet Injuries

Two Families Warn of Serious Injuries when Kids Swallow Those Popular Magnetic Balls

December 7th, 2020

The parents of two young boys who recently swallowed magnets from those “super cool” magnetic ball sets that kids commonly play with have come forward with their personal stories of how this fun, quirky product can quickly lead to a medical emergency. According to news reports, …

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infant loungers

Nursing Pillows and Infant Loungers: The Latest Products Tied to Infant Deaths

November 11th, 2020

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents that nursing pillows and lounging pads pose a suffocation hazard when used for infant sleep. The announcement is shocking in that horseshoe-shaped nursing pillows ― regarded by many new parents as “must have” baby gear ― …

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Pregnant Minority Women

New Study Provides Another Example of the Increased Risks of Being Pregnant While Black or Hispanic

September 28th, 2020

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black pregnant women appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 during pregnancy. This finding is but one more example of how systemic health and social inequities …

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Ambulatory Surgery Center

How Safe Are Ambulatory Surgery Centers?

September 17th, 2020

Their humble roots began in 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, with the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) “squeezed between neighborhood shops and a Baptist church,” according to The Arizona Republic. For $90, a child could receive an incision to relieve pressure on the inner ear. Today, across …

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Coronavirus Pregnancy

How Will COVID-19 Affect My Pregnancy and Baby?

July 27th, 2020

Pregnancy is often a time fraught with medical concerns. Pregnancy during a pandemic adds much to that anxiety. While it is still too early for medical experts to know exactly how COVID-19 may affect you and your baby, below is a roundup of helpful information …

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Magnet Injuries

Why Those Small, Entrancing Magnetic Balls Are Dangerous to Kids when Swallowed

July 15th, 2020

They look completely innocent. Tiny, colorful magnetic balls that can be molded into designs and shapes with no artistic limits, other than the boundaries of one’s imagination. The packaging says they are not for children under age 14, but they are easily found online with …

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SHARE Information Act

How Do Dangerous Products Stay on the Market?

June 18th, 2020

While consumers are unknowingly buying and using unsafe products, proposed legislation that would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to more quickly sound the alarm on safety issues has apparently come to a standstill in the halls of Congress. On January 9, 2020, U.S. Rep. …

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asthma

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Involving Asthma Treatment?

June 11th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on global public health, World Asthma Day, on May 5, passed with little fanfare, as the Global Initiative for Asthma postponed its public awareness campaign “until the time seems appropriate.” But to be clear: Asthma is still a serious …

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Harbor Freight Recall

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Auto Jack Stands that May Collapse under the Weight of a Lifted Vehicle

June 1st, 2020

Do-it-yourself auto mechanics should check their garage immediately for jack stands recalled by Harbor Freight Tools that may collapse and cause serious injury for people under or near a lifted vehicle. The tool and equipment retailer recently recalled about 1.7 million six-ton and three-ton jack stands, …

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