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Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000.   Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, seven nurses and doctors

Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns2021-04-15T14:35:18-04:00

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 airbags have been the subject

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS2021-04-16T13:59:47-04:00

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

Stroller Activity Trays Recalled Due To Strangulation Hazard2021-04-15T17:42:09-04:00

Medical Devices – Injury Risks Can Be Significant

While technology advances, so do the prospects of healing the sick and repairing the disabled parts of our bodies. However, with progress comes costs ¾ the costs of the people injured and the lives lost by medical devices being designed and manufactured with defects and

Medical Devices – Injury Risks Can Be Significant2021-04-16T13:32:59-04:00

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts.   The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People2021-04-15T17:41:13-04:00

Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated

On March 20, 2014, a partial building collapse in Boston’s Theater District caused injuries to three workers. While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports indicate that a heavy load of steel placed on the unfinished 12th floor of the apartment tower under

Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated2021-04-16T13:29:52-04:00

Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 200,000 (in the United States and Canada Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers.   These pacifiers reportedly failed to comply with federal safety standards. Specifically, the beard on the Artiste

Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard2021-04-16T13:15:00-04:00

REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about.   Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and

REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD2021-04-15T14:04:44-04:00

Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

These soft and colorful water-absorbing polymer balls can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and could be life-threatening.   The

Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard2021-04-17T04:12:39-04:00

Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves about 2,200 Johnny G. Krankcycles by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat.   The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for cardio exercise. Consumers can use

Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat Recalled Due to Fall Hazard2021-04-15T15:01:04-04:00

Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards

These metal halide lamps have internal wiring which can arc, causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards.   The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They are about five inches

Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards2021-04-16T12:56:49-04:00
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