As all eyes are focused on The Boppy Company’s recall of 3.3 million pillow-like infant loungers that have been tied to the deaths of eight babies, another pillow-like infant product that poses a suffocation hazard has slipped quietly under the radar: padded crib bumpers.
Studies have linked at least 48 infant deaths over 27 years to infant crib bumpers, according to …
Following a spate of heartbreaking infant fatalities over a five-year period, The Boppy Company has finally recalled one of its most popular baby products that unbeknownst to many new parents was putting their infants at serious risk for asphyxiation.
On September 23, 2021, The Boppy Company issued a joint recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for about 3.3 million …
In the culmination of a nearly decade-long battle that pitted the U.S. government agency charged with product safety against a manufacturer of dangerous magnetic balls made from rare-earth magnets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has taken the rare step of forcing a mandatory recall.
On August 17, 2021, the CPSC announced the recall of about 10 million Zen Magnets and …
As Americans head off for summer vacation and some much-needed relaxation as the COVID-19 pandemic finally eases up, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning that kids can be crushed to death by the elevator in their family’s vacation rental home.
On June 24, 2021, the CPSC warned of how quickly a simple push of a button can turn into …
While most Philadelphians denounce Roosevelt Boulevard as a confusing, chaotic stretch of road that is lying in wait for crashes, the people most affected by the Boulevard’s poor roadway design are seldom talked about.
A new report may change that.
One out of every three people who live in Philadelphia live within one mile of the Boulevard, according to a report issued …
After initially refusing to recall its Tread+ treadmills when they were linked to one child’s death and multiple reports of injuries, Peloton has had a mea culpa and is finally taking steps to ensure the safety of its customers, their children and their pets. For a company whose brand message is “Tap into motivation whenever your want it” ― it …
The tragedy of pedestrian deaths is disproportionately falling upon people of color, people from lower-income communities and older adults, according to a new report released by urban planning nonprofit Smart Growth America.
The Dangerous by Design 2021 report, released in March, found that from 2010 to 2019 the number of people struck and killed while walking in the U.S. increased by …
In a presentation that gave voice to the human toll of dangerously designed roads, Latanya Byrd ― whose niece and three young nephews were killed in July 2013 while attempting to cross Roosevelt Boulevard ― shared her family’s story in a webinar hosted on March 25, 2021, by nonprofit organization Smart Growth America. The webinar explored the findings of Smart …
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 elevators.
The December 17, 2020, voluntary recall ― agreed to by the world’s largest manufacturer, Otis …
September 18th, 2019
Attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and G. Scott Vezina are investigating
an Aug. 19, 2019, aviation accident in which a college senior who aspired to
become a commercial pilot was seriously injured when he deployed the parachute
of his rented aircraft before it went down nose first into a …
September 5th, 2019
As parents, consumer safety organizations and lawmakers
continue to ramp up their pressure on the furniture industry to enact standards
designed to reduce dresser tip-overs, furniture and home goods retailer
Kirkland’s has announced that it is recalling about 3,000 dressers that do not
comply with the furniture industry’s already …
August 7th, 2019
On what should have been her son’s seventh birthday, Feldman
Shepherd’s former client, Crystal Ellis, testified at a congressional hearing about
the dangers of furniture tip-overs and the day that forever divided her life
into before her 23-month-old son Camden was killed in his bedroom when a
three-drawer IKEA …
July 9th, 2019
As a family mourns the loss of their 3-old-girl who was
killed by a falling tree branch at a New Jersey campsite over the July 4
holiday weekend, it remains to be seen whether this tragic death could have
What’s known at this time from news reports …
June 17th, 2019
Expecting a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyous times
of a woman’s life. But whether a pregnancy will end with a celebration or a medical
tragedy for the mom may hinge upon the color of her skin, according to a new
report by the …
June 10th, 2019
It’s supposed to be the happiest time for new moms.
Pregnancy and childbirth are over, and their much-anticipated “bundle of joy”
has finally arrived. But amid all the excitement that a new baby brings, most
new moms or their partners don’t consider the possibility that deadly pregnancy-related
complications can …
June 3rd, 2019
In the shadow of one of the largest recalls in U.S. history of more than 56 million airbags made by Takata, auto safety regulators have opened a new investigation that once again has motorists questioning whether their vehicle’s airbags will protect them in a serious …
May 5 plane crash in Mexico
May 22nd, 2019
Investigators who are working to determine what caused the
May 5 plane crash in Mexico that killed 13 people will most likely examine
whether the pilot was attempting to climb above inclement weather, Feldman
Shepherd aviation attorney G.
Scott Vezina said.
What’s known at this time from news reports is …
For the second time in one week, a floatplane operated by Taquan Air in Alaska has been involved in a deadly crash, which again calls into question the safety of sightseeing floatplane tours in Alaska.
According to news reports, a pilot and one passenger aboard a …
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