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Blog Posts in September, 2011

  • More Pourable Gel Fuel Recalled by Manufacturers

    Another six companies are recalling their pourable gel fuel products over concerns that they may causeburn injuries to consumers. It was just last month that nine other manufacturers recalled more than 2 million units of pourable gel units following reports of serious injuries and deaths. The gel fuel can ignite when being poured into a still lit firepot. In the event that the fuel was to ...
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  • CPSC Now Ready to Talk About Tougher Safety Regulations for Table Saws

    Nearly a decade after finding out that table saws can cause serious injuries to users, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is now ready to talk about creating tougher safety standards for these products. The delay comes after years of bureaucratic hurdles, extensive study into the matter, and other regulatory work. Table saws cause about 10 finger amputations a year. Fractures are also a common ...
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  • More Than 1500 Drowning Deaths Reported This Season

    According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, between May 1 and August 26, there were more than 1,500 drowning deaths reported. A recent survey also noted that more than one US state -Minnesota, Indiana, and Pennsylvania–hit a record when it came to drowning deaths this year. While generally, the number of drowning-related fatalities has gone down, drowning continues to be the number two ...
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  • Illinois Auto Defect Lawsuit Blames Ford For Truck Fire That Burned House Down

    A woman whose trailer home caught on fire when her neighbor’s Ford F-150 pickup caught fire is suing the automaker for Illinois automotive products liability. Guadalupe Mendez lost her home on September 12, 2006. At the time, the trailer house, which she had bought four years before, was nearly paid off. Losing her house left her and her two sounds, then 13 and 9, with a car and the clothes on ...
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  • Does SpongeBob SquarePants Cause Learning Problems and Short-Term Attention Span in Young Kids?

    According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants may cause 4-year-old to develop short-term attention and learning difficulties. The findings come from an observation of 60 children assigned at random to watch “SpongeBob,” the carton “Caillou,” or draw pictures for nine minutes. Kids were tested for their mental functions after this. The ones that had ...
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  • Parents File Texas Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Against General Motors Over Teenagers SUV Rollover Injuries

    The parents of a teenage girl are suing General Motor for her Texas SUV rollover accident injuries. The teen and other students were riding a Chevrolet Suburban in 2007 when the teacher, who was driving the vehicle, lost control of the sport utility vehicle, which then rolled over. Even though she was properly restrained, Rachel and Matt Blalock’s daughter was thrown from the SUV. Another teenager ...
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