Amazon, the popular online shopping company, recently lost a case in the United States Appeals Court for failure to appropriately notify customers about a known defect in a hoverboard it sold. As a result, it may be forced to pay damages to those harmed by the defective hoverboard, which Amazon knew sometimes could catch fire or explode, but failed to adequately notify those who already purchased the hoverboard.… Read the rest
Each year, across Long Island, thousands of high school students participate in football. However, in the wake of several recent fatalities, these students are hesitant to storm the field.… Read the rest
Research an outdoor water toy before purchasing it.
It is important to always check Consumer Reports or recall announcements before purchasing a toy for your pool. In addition, do not purchase used pool toys, because they may not function properly. Furthermore, used outdoor toys such as water guns or pool floats may not be held to the same safety standards as new items. … Read the rest
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), there are 18.4 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that makes it difficult for a person to breathe. When an individual has asthma his or her airways narrow, swell, and cause excess mucus, which triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks may be triggered by a number of factors, such as allergies or excessive physical activity. … Read the rest
While most couples expecting a baby are not only overjoyed with happiness, they are also worried and hope for a safe delivery and healthy baby. Unfortunately, for many new parents, the delivery process does not always go as planned, resulting in serious injuries to the mother and or child. A common birth injury is brachial plexus, which damages the nerves between a baby’s neck and shoulders, due to the baby’s shoulder getting caught behind the mother’s pubic bone. Usually, a brachial plexus injury occurs from a doctor pulling too hard on the baby’s head during delivery, which has serious long-term … Read the rest
In October 2017, Fisher-Price and Mattel announced a recall of about 65,000 motorized infant motion seats after discovering that the motors were overheating and could lead to a fire. These motion seats retail for approximately $160.00 to $200.00. The seats feature a number of soothing features that include bouncing, vibrating, and swaying, while also playing music. The affected models were sold nationwide between November 2015 and October 2017 online and in retail stores, such as Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Amazon, among others.… Read the rest
Proper use of car seats and seat belts are essential to protecting the lives of children in motor vehicles. A recent study has revealed that one in five children involved in fatal car accidents were either unrestrained or improperly restrained. Recently, it was reported that the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seat may be defective due to its failure to restrain a child in a car accident.… Read the rest
Pitocin and Syntocinon are brand names for the drug Oxytocin, which is a synthetic hormone used to speed up the process of childbirth. The drug is administered intravenous and delivers concentrations of calcium to a layer of the uterine wall. This helps to promote uterine contractions.… Read the rest
Summertime is finally here! It is the best time of year for a family BBQ, which oftentimes involves hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks. The most common staple at every summer cookout is hotdogs because they are quick and easy food to make. Recently, a popular hot dog brand company had its “dogs” recalled, due to concerns about safety.… Read the rest
September is Baby Safety Month and this year’s theme, “Baby Safety Right Out of the Box,” focuses on the importance of product registration cards and product recalls. The theme is designed to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of filling out the registration cards included with most baby and toddler products. For many parents, it can be overwhelming to think about registering the seemingly endless amount of baby gear. However, this is a good way to stay informed about recent product recalls and to ensure that these products for the baby are safe.
Product registration cards are small, paid-postage … Read the rest