Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled, Products Overheat

Recent news reports that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Nygala Corp. have recently issued a recall for more than 10,000 Halloween Projection Flashlights. According to the articles, the flashlights have a great possibility of overheating and posing threats to consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website posted the announcement last week. All products that are under this recall alert have to be returned to the distributers and should be kept away from others to handle it.

The reports show that the recalled flashlights can overheat leading consumers to being injured. The orange and black recalled items that are made of plastic are sold with different lenses that are attached to the flashlight so several images can be projected. The manufacturer’s codes “HW189”and UPC 677916518266 are printed on the package.

According to the news, discount stores in the States sold the faulty items for $1 between August 2012 and October of 2011.

As an Everett personal injury attorney I incite and hope that all readers of this blog will follow the instructions from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Hopefully, no consumer will be injured because of the use of this product. A personal injury lawyer can always serve as a great assistance to you or a loved one if you were the victim of a company’s negligence and its faulty product.

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Injuries Related to the Use of Bumbo Baby Seats Still Occuring

News sources from all over the country have reported that the previous recall for Bumbo Baby Seats hasn’t seemed to be making much of a difference for the safety of babies nationwide. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an extension to the original recall so parents stay alert when leaving their babies on the Bumbo Baby Seats.

According to the announcement these items should never be used in elevated surfaces. Reports regarding infants aged 3 to 10 months suffering injuries after falling from the baby seats are still surfacing. Some of the reports claim the infants had skull fractures among other allegedly life-threatening injuries.

The reports show there have been at least 45 incidents related to the same misuse of the Bumbo seats. The last recall issued by the CPSC required the manufacturers to display warning signs advising parents to never place their babies on this product while on elevated surfaces. Since that requirement was followed, 17 reports of skull fractures were brought to the CPSC.

Since 2003, there were 3.85 million seats manufactured by Bumbo Baby Seats International sold all over the country.

As a Tacoma personal injury attorney and a parent, our children’s safety is a priority. Personal injury lawyers are always ready to answer all of your questions regarding cases that happened due to the negligence of companies overlooking the safety of their products.

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Boy Is Struck By Car, Minor Injuries Reported

According to the Washington State Patrol and local news sources, a 10-year-old boy from Vancouver was struck by a vehicle’s side mirror on Highway 14.

The reports from the authorities show that the boy was struck while in the median of Highway 14, close to the Lieser Road. The kid stepped into traffic Sunday, some time after 11:20 a.m. when a 2003 Oldsmobile going westbound on Highway 14 hit him. The vehicle was driven by a woman also from Vancouver.

Officers from the Washington State Patrol claim that the boy suffered an injury on his right arm and cheek. The authorities have informed news outlets that the boy’s father took him to the hospital right away and that no other injuries were reported.

As a Vancouver personal injury lawyer I hope all drivers will be extremely careful when it comes to watching the road for unattended children, wildlife and stopped vehicles. I wish the boy who suffered this minor accident will recover quickly.

I sincerely hope that this may serve as an alert to all parents, hopefully they will educate their children about pedestrian and road safety.

A personal injury lawyer can be of great assistance whenever you’re involved in an accident caused by a third party. Do not delay in contacting a personal injury lawyer in your area whenever necessary.

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Girls Keds Shoes Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

According to the news, over 45,000 Keds sneakers made for girls are being recalled due to laceration hazard. The shoes, according to the brand Collective Brands of Topeka, Kan., have ornamental starts on their heels that may come undone or be loosen unexpectedly. The ornaments pose a laceration hazard to young girls.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the Keds for young girls named “Know It All” were behind 27 reports of injuries after the ornament stars loosened from the shoes. This staggering number served as an alert, which forced the company to do something about the risky products.

Keds for girls “Know it All” were distributed to several department stores. Many online retailers were also responsible for some of this product’s sales. The recalled items have rubber soles, “KEDS” is printed on the shoe’s tongue, they are all pink, black and have a pink loop on the heel. The code of the recalled items is KY40098A.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney I urge all consumers to make sure their children are not wearing this recalled item. Contact the manufacturer so you know how to proceed to return the shoes and get a full refund.

Personal injury lawyers should be always available to guide you through any case related to injuries inflicted upon you by the negligence of others. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you ever find the need to be represented.

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ACEP Offers Tips for Child Safety

In a news release, the American College of Emergency Physicians offered several safety tips on how to keep your Halloween safe for you and your children. According to the US Census Bureau, last year approximately 41 million children between the ages of 5 and 14-year-old participated in trick-or-treating, and they estimate roughly 161 million will be involved this year. And this year, many families are celebrating this holiday later in the week.

If you do plan on taking your children door-to-door in the tradition of hunting for candy, here are some general safety tips that can help to keep your family safe. These tips can be applied to building good pedestrian safety habits with children as well.

Always use flashlights, glow sticks and reflective tape or clothing to help make you and your children more visible to the surrounding drivers at night. The average vision of a driver drops a significant percentage at night, so being as visible as possible is essential to safety.

Parents should escort children down the block if they are younger than 12-years-old.

Do not allow children to run from house to house and remind them to always look both ways before crossing the street. As visibility decreases at night, so does reaction time for motorists. Walking and pausing before entering the pathways of vehicles, including in driveways, increases the chances for safety.

Walk on the sidewalk. Walking across lawns exposes you and your children to the tripping hazards of wires and ornaments.

Reinforce the rules of the street, only allowing children to cross at crosswalks and reminding them never to run between parked cars.

Dr. Sandra Schneider, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said, “Children should be having fun and spending time with family and friends. They should not have to spend Halloween in the ER because of some injury that could have been easily prevented.”

As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I hope that by making this information more readily available, you and your family will have a fun, safe Halloween night. If you’ve suffered injury due to the negligent actions of another, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in your town.

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Recliners and Ottomans Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

In a press statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Big Lots, announced the voluntary recall of the Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans due to the potential entrapment and finger crushing hazards that they pose to consumers.

The recall was initiated after an exposed gap between several moving parts of the chair and base framework was observed that could potentially allow access to toddlers and infants and pose an entrapment hazard. Other exposed parts on the products have been found to pose finger crushing and pinching hazards to older children and adults. The recall affects roughly 375,000 units of the Recliners and Ottomans. These products can be identified by the labels underneath the seats of the recliners that read “Donngguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd.” There is also a smaller label on the front metal bar under the seat that reads “Maximum wt load 250lbs.” They were available at Big Lots stores across the nation from January 2005 through December 2009.

Consumers are being urged to immediately stop using the chairs and to contact the company to receive a free repair kit that will cover the base frame and hazardous moving parts.

As a Bellevue personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls similar to this before and understand the potential dangers they pose to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to talk to a personal injury lawyer about your rights as a consumer.

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Target Recalls Children’s Masks Due to Suffocation Hazard

In a press release, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Target retail stores, announced the voluntary recall of frog masks designed for children because they lack adequate ventilation and pose a significant suffocation hazard to children.

This recall affects roughly 3,400 frog masks designed for children. The recall was initiated after the CPSC noticed that the plush frog mask featured two eyeholes, but no source of ventilation for the child’s nose or mouth. This design presents a significant suffocation hazard to children. The plush green frog masks are green and yellow with red highlights and were available at Target stores nationwide between August and September of this year. They can be identified by their UPC code of 06626491474, which can be found on the label attached to the mask.

Consumers are being urged to immediately remove the mask from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Neither the CPSC nor Target has received any reports of injury in relation to this recall.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no children have been reported injured in relation to this defective children’s product. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to learn more about your rights as a consumer.

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IIHS Releases New Data on Car Booster Seats

With the safety of their children among the highest priorities for parents, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released data concerning car booster seat safety in their most recent study.

Annie McCartt of the IIHS said, “Our evaluations don’t include crash-test. We look at seatbelt fit because the main job of boosters is to position belts correctly. It’s belts not boosters that restrain kids in crashes.”

Of the 80 car booster seats involved in the study, 41 of the seats fell into IIHS’s “check fit” category. This category indicates that the seats did not properly fit the seat belts of every model vehicle they were tested in. Six of the car booster seats tested had such poor seatbelt fit that the IIHS recommends parents avoid them altogether. McCartt said, “Boosters rated ‘not recommended’ did a poor job of positioning belts on booster-age children.”

AAA Bluegrass spokesperson Christopher Oakford stated, “Children who are in booster seats as opposed to wearing a seatbelt are 45% less likely to suffer serious injuries. The shoulder-belt should fit sort of snugly across the shoulder, collarbone and chest. The lap-belt should fit snugly across the lower hips and the thighs. If it rides up across the abdomen, that can cause serious internal injuries in the event of a crash.”

The data from the study indicates that, overall, car booster seats are getting better in quality and safety. A record amount of 31 seats were designated as “best bets” or “good bets” by the IIHS. These categories mean that the booster correctly positions the seatbelt across a typical 4 to 8-year-old in almost any car, van or SUV.

As an Everett personal injury attorney, I’ve seen the effects of improperly fit seatbelts on children and devastating injuries they can cause. I implore parents to always check for a proper seatbelt fit before embarking to ensure their child’s safety. If your child has been injured through the use of a defective booster seat, it may be in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer.

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