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Blog Posts in November, 2008

  • 72 Motor Vehicles Receive IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards for 2009

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced its TOP SAFETY PICKS for 2009. 72 motor vehicles earned TOP SAFETY PICK awards, which is more than twice the number of vehicles that received the award for 2008. Garnering a top safety pick award means that a vehicle does the best job it can to protect vehicle occupants during front, rear, and side auto collisions, as evidenced during IIHS ...
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  • 1-Year-Olds Strangulation Death Leads to Recall of 670,000 IKEA Blinds

    The death of a 1-year-old girl has prompted a voluntary recall by IKEA Home Furnishings of some 670,000 IRIS and ALVINE Roman blinds in the United States. The recall also includes 4.8 million blinds that were sold outside the country. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toddler died after her neck became entangled in the blind’s inner cord. Her playpen had been placed ...
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  • WATCH Issues 2008 List of 10 Worst Toys

    As the holiday season approaches, more shoppers will start to arrive at toy and department stores to buy the latest toys for their sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews. To help parents and other purchase toys that are not only fun to play with but are safe for use, the nonprofit organization World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. has issued its list of 10 toys that it considers dangerous enough that ...
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