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Blog Posts in March, 2008

  • MEGA Brands and Battat Recall 2.4 Million China-Made Toys with Magnets

    In the latest major toy recall, Mega Brands and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 2.4 million toys with small magnets because of concerns that the magnet could fall off and seriously injure children if they swallowed or inhaled the small pieces. Included in the voluntary MEGA Brands recall are 1.3 million MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures because the toys have small magnets ...
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  • IIHS Report Says Over 200 SUV Rollover Deaths Could Have Been Avoided In 2006 If Vehicles Had Stronger Roofs

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a report this week that confirms what many products liability attorneys and injury victims have said about sport utility vehicles all along: If they were made with better roofs, there would be less serious injuries and deaths when rollovers do occur. Automakers have disputed this claim for years and safety regulators, such as the National Highway ...
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  • CPSC Reports 66,400 Nursery-Related Injuries in 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reporting an increase in nursery-related injuries and deaths affecting kids younger than 5. According to the CPSC’s annual report, there were 66,400 injuries involving nursery products that required emergency room attention in 2006. In 2005, there were 59,800 injuries. High on the list of products involving serious injury accidents were play yard and ...
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  • Six-Year-Old Girl Whose Intestines Were Ripped Out by Swimming Pool Drain Dies

    Abigail Taylor, the six-year-old girl who was seriously injured last year when here intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain in Minnesota, has died. The catastrophic accident took place on June 29 while Abigail was sitting in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. Abigail had to undergo liver, small bowel, and pancreas transplants following the incident. Abigail’s parents ...
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