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

By |2021-04-15T14:35:18-04:00November 26, 2014|

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

By |2021-04-15T17:42:09-04:00September 3, 2014|

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

By |2021-04-15T14:08:22-04:00August 22, 2014|

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

By |2021-04-16T13:32:59-04:00June 18, 2014|

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

By |2021-04-15T17:41:13-04:00April 23, 2014|

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

By |2021-04-15T14:04:44-04:00December 5, 2013|

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

On December 04, 2013,  Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ baby rattles were recalled as the result of finding that the product’s colored arches can break, creating a small part that poses a choking hazard to small children. About 8,300 of these children’s products were sold in the

By |2021-04-16T07:56:45-04:00December 5, 2013|
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