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Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths

By |2019-04-09T10:56:37+00:00April 9th, 2019|Accidental Death, Baby Safety, Child Safety, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Toys, Defective Toys, Product Recall, W.A.T.C.H., Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

Yesterday afternoon in the northern section of the state, namely the Lawrence / Andover / Merrimack Valley area, there were several gas explosions related to a major gas leak in the area. Many homes were destroyed from explosions and fires, one young man was killed

By |2018-09-14T21:13:05+00:00September 14th, 2018|Accidental Death, Explosions, Fires, In The News, Massachusetts, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

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

By |2018-07-09T01:44:39+00:00May 29th, 2018|Consumer Advice, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Concerns Raised Over Unshielded Truck Spinning Power Take Off

Crane Falls Down in Boston as Suffolk University Roof was Being Inspected – Worker Killed

On the morning of February 7, 2009, one worker was killed and another seriously injured after a crane (also known as a hydraulic “aerial lift”) used to inspect the roof of a seven-story Suffolk University dormitory fell over. The crane’s 110-foot metal arm toppled over,

By |2018-07-08T17:18:22+00:00May 28th, 2018|Consumer Advice, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Crane Falls Down in Boston as Suffolk University Roof was Being Inspected – Worker Killed

Design Flaws in Boston’s Big Dig Tunnel System Railings Reportedly Lead to Accidents and Deaths

As of February 14, 2010, State Trooper Vincent Cila was one of seven (7) motorists and passengers who had been killed when they struck the handrails lining Boston’s Big Dig tunnel system between 2005 and 2008. One other person reportedly lost an arm and survived.

By |2018-07-09T01:47:00+00:00May 28th, 2018|Consumer Advice, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Design Flaws in Boston’s Big Dig Tunnel System Railings Reportedly Lead to Accidents and Deaths

Infant Sling Carriers Reportedly Linked to Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) is released an advisory warning parents and caregivers about hazards associated with infant slings marketed for babies younger than four months of age. As of March 12, 2010, the CPSC was investigating at least fourteen (14) deaths associated

By |2018-07-08T17:22:49+00:00May 28th, 2018|Consumer Advice, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Infant Sling Carriers Reportedly Linked to Deaths

Hospitals Faulted for Failure to Report Injuries and Deaths

A dozen hospitals worldwide, including three large hospitals in Massachusetts, have been faulted by Federal regulators for failing to properly report the injuries and deaths. Due to a lack of effort by medical facilities to detect problems with certain medical devices, these devices may have

By |2018-07-24T14:23:59+00:00December 16th, 2016|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Hospitals Faulted for Failure to Report Injuries and Deaths

Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate to Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces to help keep dangerous toys away from children. Their focus will be on detecting shipments of toys and children’s products at the ports, to prevent offending products from

By |2018-06-30T19:13:56+00:00December 16th, 2016|Child Safety, W.A.T.C.H., Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate to Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

New Play Yard Standards to Help Prevent Infant Deaths and Injuries

The CPSC voted recently in support of new play yard standards that will help protect children where they commonly sleep and play. Play yards, also known as pack-n-plays or mesh portable cribs, are widely used in homes, child care facilities, hotels and other lodging. CPSC

By |2018-06-30T18:23:46+00:00July 11th, 2012|Child Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on New Play Yard Standards to Help Prevent Infant Deaths and Injuries

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Recalled Alcohol Prep Wipes

Every day, people use alcohol prep pads to protect themselves and their loved ones from invasive bacteria and infection. Last year, however, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of several Triad products that involved alcohol preparation, due to contamination with Bacillus Cereus

By |2018-07-24T06:30:43+00:00July 27th, 2011|Product Safety, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Recalled Alcohol Prep Wipes

Massachusetts Boy Dies in Escalator Accident at Auburn Mall

A 4-year-old Massachusetts boy died in an escalator accident at the Auburn Mall on March 11, 2011. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf in Worcester Superior Court. Mark DiBona was shopping with his family in the Sears store at the Auburn Mall

By |2018-07-24T14:22:26+00:00June 9th, 2011|Child Safety, In The News, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Massachusetts Boy Dies in Escalator Accident at Auburn Mall