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    • Chests and Tables Recalled By Hammary Due To Lead Violation

      Chests and Tables Recalled By Hammary Due To Lead Violation

      Hammary Furniture Co., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of Decorative Wood Chests and Tables because the surface paint contains excessive levels of lead, which is a…

    • Recall Warning: Baby Jogger Strollers

      Recall Warning: Baby Jogger Strollers

      Baby Jogger announced a voluntary recall of 41,000 Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers due to a defect in the restraint buckle which can unexpectedly unlatch allowing the child to fall.
      To this…

    • Swing Sets Recalled Due To Fall Hazard

      Swing Sets Recalled Due To Fall Hazard

      Playland International, in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of 700 Arch Swing Sets because the metal around the weld at the top of the swing set can fail, posing a fall…

    • Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision by Driver Fleeing Police

      Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision by Driver Fleeing Police

      Police Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, Death of Mother, Automobile Collision.Yesterday, a 32 year old mother of two was killed by a 19 year old man fleeing police. The collision occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland on Maryland Route 355 at Goshen Road. Police indicate that they pulled over the driver of the negligent vehicle for not having its headlights on at night. The vehicle then…

    • Intersections in Maryland Can Be Dangerous

      Intersections in Maryland Can Be Dangerous

      NBC reported that another pedestrian has been killed in Prince George’s County. On January 12, 2008, Rosario Gonzales was killed at the notoriously dangerous intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard.The sad part of this story is that the person that struck and killed Mr. Gonzalez did not have the human decency to stop. The person who hit Mr. Gonzalez fled the scene, and…

    • SUV Rollovers: A Persistent Crucial Problem

      SUV Rollovers: A Persistent Crucial Problem

      Steps to take when you are involved in an SUV Rollover:1. Take pictures of the SUV and all vehicles involved in the collision.2. Take pictures of location where the accident took place. These pictures should show the layout of the road and include any scrapes on the road, tire marks or skid marks.3. Keep the SUV even if it is totaled. 4. Take the names, addresses and phone numbers of any…

    • Allstate Tells Missouri Courts to "Kiss-Off"

      Allstate Tells Missouri Courts to "Kiss-Off"

      Allstate Insurance Company was ordered by a Missouri trial court to produce documents related to its “McKinsey Study” program, and Allstates relatively new claims handling program.Allstate, refusing to make public just how shady its claims handling processes are for automobile accident victims, has accepted as a business proposition a $25,000.00 per day sanction from Judge Michael Manners. …

    • Teens and Driving:  Parents Need to Protect Their Kids

      Teens and Driving: Parents Need to Protect Their Kids

      Some of the most tragic cases that I see involve young people. On November 12, 2007 another teenager died in a single car accident. This brings the total teen death rate for suburban Montgomery County to seven in a single week! We strongly encourage parents to take a leadership role with their children. What our experience has shown, and what all emperical data we have seen…

    • Another "Made in China" Toy Recall

      Another "Made in China" Toy Recall

      File this one under ,”No longer surprising.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of AQUA DOTS. News of the recall has been widely reported, like at Reuters. I wish I was surprised by this, but after the last few months, I can’t be. What makes me so mad is that MY kids got these stupid bead toys! When these first got to the house, I KNEW these were…

    • Trasylol Marketing Suspended

      Trasylol Marketing Suspended

      From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that, at the agency’s request, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to a marketing suspension of Trasylol, a drug used to control bleeding during heart surgery, pending detailed review of preliminary results from a Canadian study that suggested an increased risk for death.”It would seem…