Monthly Archives: July 2010

Robotics Surgery Botched Procedure

The da Vinci surgical system is a remote controlled robot used by surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. According to its manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, the robot “combines superior 3D visualization along with greatly enhanced dexterity, precision and control in an … Continue reading

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Change the Death on High Seas Act

In 1920 Congress enacted the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) in an effort to provide a remedy for families who lost loved ones, particularly seamen, while engaged in maritime activity. Initially, the law covered various deaths occurring on … Continue reading

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Death of Two Twin Toddlers in Pool in Lynnfield, MA

On Saturday morning two twin toddler girls were found dead after drowning in a swimming pool at their home in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Lynnfield police responded to a 911 call on Saturday morning about two children that had fallen into the … Continue reading

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Kids’ Tent Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Tots in Mind Inc., of Salem, N.H., is announcing that a recall was issued on July 15, 2010 of about 20,000 “Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard … Continue reading

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Childrens’ Jewelry Recalled!

On July 13, 2010, the government announced a safety recall of over 130,000 metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings due to excessive levels of the toxic chemical cadmium. This jewelry was sold for use by children – cadmium is toxic once … Continue reading

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The Danger of Cribs

On June 24, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced seven sweeping recalls of cribs in order to address safety hazards, including entrapment, suffocation and falls. The recalls were part of a campaign by the government to remove “drop-side” … Continue reading

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