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Mayor, Lawmakers Object To $143M Gas Explosions Settlement Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September's natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed

James Swartz Discusses Recent Merrimack Valley Updates2020-05-06T16:07:33-04:00

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities   Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities2019-06-13T16:15:21-04:00

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded over time causing ruptures that

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators2019-02-26T08:23:33-04:00

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist. Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look for, and importantly – do

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season2014-12-04T09:35:30-04:00

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States. Defective Takata air bags have been the subject

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS2019-02-26T08:23:47-04:00

Stroller Activity Trays Recalled Due To Strangulation Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for about 860 Tray Vous™ snack and activity trays with connectors sold in the United States and Canada. The opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass

Stroller Activity Trays Recalled Due To Strangulation Hazard2014-09-03T15:56:35-04:00

Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corporation, are being recalled after two children were able to crawl inside, leading to their suffocation deaths. The chairs are made with zippers, which are easily opened by curious youngsters. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney,

Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall2014-08-22T16:12:10-04:00

Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who were harmed by these errors.

Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes2014-08-15T15:26:18-04:00

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire department as well as State

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts2014-07-10T17:05:35-04:00