It is never a bad idea to get a jump on your holiday shopping. However, you want to pay careful attention to exactly what your children have put on their Christmas lists. The organization World Against Toys Causing Harm recently released its list of the most dangerous toys to give young children this holiday season.
Space heaters are great for warming up just one room at a time and saving on your utility costs, especially in our mild Southern California winters. Before you pull your heater out of storage, however, there are some things you should know about safely operating these devices and avoiding house fires.
A wide range of items are unsafe for babies, and choking is a top hazard. Even foods you might not give a second glance to such as stringy or melted cheese can pose a danger, and so can honey, nuts and seeds. With research, you are able to find out in advance which foods are unsafe.
The latest craze to sweep across America is fidget spinners. They are fun devices designed to keep kids focused and entertained. However, parents should be aware of the potential hazard these toys present because there have been a couple instances where bluetooth enabled fidget spinners have burst into flames, as per a report in Time.
The toughest cases within the field of product liability are when children are injured or killed by an unsafe product. Especially toys. Every year, numerous toy manufacturers face recalls (and lawsuits) when a design flaw or other defect in their products causes severe burns or other injuries.
Homemade “slime” became a viral fad over the past year, even to the point that kids have depleted whole towns of the supply of white school glue. But some parents are thinking twice about letting their children make their own slime now that the borax used to create the substance has been linked to severe chemical burns.
If you or your child is deaf, you may be considering a cochlear implant. Major companies in this arena include Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and Med-El. Their devices have helped many people, but cochlear implants do sometimes fail.
It seems like every other day we hear about another auto recall. In fact, just last month Japanese air-bag manufacturer Takata Corp. had to file for bankruptcy protection due to an air-bag recall involving 100 million potentially defective inflators, according to a report by the Associated Press. With 69 million of these inflators in the United States alone, it represents the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
Even though Volkswagen AG and its Audi and Porsche brands have already recalled nearly a half-million vehicles due to defective fuel tank/pump flanges, U.S. regulators are now worried millions of other cars may be at risk since the manufacturer of these potentially dangerous parts may have sold them to as many as 11 automakers and five supply companies.
Every year, defective products sold in the United States cause countless injuries — and sometimes death. Sadly, with victims ranging from young infants to full-grown adults, no one is ever truly safe from these dangerous products.