Small Magnets

Injuries From Toys With Tiny Magnets Show the Problem With Voluntary Safety Standards

Safety experts believe it is in part because the industry has been left to police itself, but the number of children who have suffered serious injuries from swallowing dangerous rare-earth magnets has been surging in the three-plus years since courts blocked the efforts of federal regulators to force changes to the industry, which left…

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Warning Issued Re Bike Helmets

We are in the middle of the summer and kids and adults are out on their bicycles at least in the mornings and evenings, even if not in the middle of a hot Texas summer day.  These days, thankfully, most kids wear bike helmets as a standard practice because they want their children to…

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Deadly NY Limo Accident Brings the Arrest of Limo Company Operator

This morning police in upstate New York arrested the son of the owner of a limo service in connection with the horrific crash over last weekend that killed 20 people. The accident happened on Route 30 in Schoharie, near the Apple Barrel Country Store and Café last Saturday, and it is the deadliest US…

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Pool Steps Recall

Pool Step Systems Recalled for Child Drowning Hazard

If you have a pool and children and you use a pool step system to help your child get into or out of the pool safely, you should pay attention to this. Confer Plastics has recalled about 100,000 in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and above-ground pools after a number of reports of children being…

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Whistleblower Claims Contractor Sold Air Force Faulty Jet Engines

While we are used to seeing whistleblowers call out companies and doctors who defraud the Medicare and Medicaid systems, the federal False Claims Act actually applies to any government contractor who defrauds or attempts to defraud the United States on any contract in any department. In a recently unsealed case that was filed in…

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E-Scooters Come to San Antonio, But Are They Safe?

San Antonio recently became the latest city in Texas to host a fleet of lightweight, dockless e-scooters that are controlled by a smartphone app when The Bird Scooter Company decided to set up shop here. Unlike the shared rental bicycles that can be found all over town, these scooters are not docked and there…

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FDA Recalls Medications for Carcinogen Contamination

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall of several medications that contain the generic valsartan, a medication that is used by  doctors  to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart failure. Which Medications Are Being Recalled? According to the recall statement released by the FDA, the recall was…

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When a Minor Shoots Others, Who’s Liable Under Texas Law?

Over the past several weeks, it seems as if everyone in the state of Texas has been mourning the recent tragedy that occurred at Santa Fe High School in the southeast Texas town of Santa Fe., about 30 miles outside Houston.  Authorities are investigating the incident, which took the lives of 10 students: Jared…

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Study: Some Kids Too Young for Tackle Football

A new study conducted by brain researchers at Boston University, was recently published in the Annals of Neurology that has many parents wondering about letting their kids play tackle football. The study revealed that children who begin playing full-contact tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to develop many of the…

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Goodyear admitted to violating workplace safety laws and regulations more than 100 times

A recent investigation and report is questioning the commitment of multi-national tire maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to safety. Unfortunately, their concerns run to both the customers who buy their tires as well as the people who make their various products. Over the course of six months, researchers looked at hundreds of state…

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