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Pain Pumps Shown to Cause Severe Cartilage Damage

Patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery have routinely received pain pumps to assist in their recovery in recent years. However, new studies suggest that these pumps may deliver too much medicine. The overdosing can destroy cartilage, and may lead to a condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral

Pain Pumps Shown to Cause Severe Cartilage Damage2018-07-09T01:42:00-04:00

Urgent Re-Announcement of Blair Recall of Women’s Chenille Robes Prompted by Six Reported Deaths Caused by Flammable Robes

On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa., re-announced the recall by Blair of 162,000 women's full length Chenille Robes. Since the recall was originally announced in April 2009, the manufacturer received reports of six deaths

Urgent Re-Announcement of Blair Recall of Women’s Chenille Robes Prompted by Six Reported Deaths Caused by Flammable Robes2018-07-09T00:48:38-04:00

Strollers Recalled Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

On November 9, 2009, approximately one million Maclaren USA Inc. strollers were recalled after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism. The strollers were sold nationwide by retailers Target and Babies "R" Us. The recall includes nine models of single

Strollers Recalled Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard2018-07-09T15:16:58-04:00

Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs

On November 24, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States

Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs2018-07-09T15:19:46-04:00

Toyota Owners Advised of Two Separate Recalls Involving Pedal Defects – At Least Five Deaths Reported

On February 1, 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) informed owners of certain Toyota, Lexus and Pontiac Vibe vehicles about situations wherein the accelerator can get stuck or is slow to return under certain conditions. This was in response to reports of consumer

Toyota Owners Advised of Two Separate Recalls Involving Pedal Defects – At Least Five Deaths Reported2018-07-09T15:25:11-04:00

Concerns Raised Over Unshielded Truck Spinning Power Take Off

On April 13th, 2009, former All-Star pitcher Mark Fidrych suffocated after his clothes became entangled with a spinning part on the truck he was working on, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. The state medical examiner's office ruled the death an accident, according to a release from

Concerns Raised Over Unshielded Truck Spinning Power Take Off2018-07-09T01:44:39-04:00

MGH Suspends Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program After Serious Complications due to Errors

As of April 17th, 2009, Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) reportedly suspended its pediatric cardiac surgery program after two babies suffered serious complications following errors made during open-heart surgery. State public health officials were investigating after receiving notification from the hospital that it was no longer

MGH Suspends Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program After Serious Complications due to Errors2018-07-09T01:39:59-04:00

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Scituate, Massachusetts

Minutes after a neighbor called Bay State Gas to report a strong odor of gas, a massive gas explosion leveled a ranch house at 27 Turner Road in Scituate, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. The explosion killed one person, damaged other houses, and shook

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Scituate, Massachusetts2018-07-09T01:36:22-04:00

Gas Explosion Leaves One Critically Injured in Gloucester, Massachusetts

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009, after 59-year-old Officer Wayne Sargent returned home from working a patrol, his house exploded, blowing off the roof and all the walls. Sargent reportedly sustained burns to his face and hands, as well as a gash to the head. When

Gas Explosion Leaves One Critically Injured in Gloucester, Massachusetts2018-07-09T01:34:06-04:00

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Somerset, Massachusetts

A house exploded during the evening of February 19, 2009 in the southeastern Massachusetts town of Somerset. According to officials, one fatality was reported. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan stated that the explosion happened about 6:30 p.m. on New York Avenue; reportedly, one person died.

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Somerset, Massachusetts2018-07-09T01:31:51-04:00

House Explosion Leaves One Dead in Manchester, New Hampshire

One person is dead after a house explosion early in the morning on February 24th, 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The victim has only been identified as an elderly man. The explosion occurred just before 3 a.m. in a single family home at 160 Barrett

House Explosion Leaves One Dead in Manchester, New Hampshire2018-07-09T01:29:49-04:00