Monthly Archives: April 2011

75 Drownings and Near-Drownings in the First Few Months of 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safety: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 public service announcements (PSAs) to educate people about the steps that can be taken regarding water safety, with a focus on saving … Continue reading

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Yale Senior From Scituate Dies In Lab Accident

A promising senior at Yale University from Scituate, Massachusetts, known for her brilliance and modesty, died on April 12, 2011 in a chemistry laboratory accident. In a statement disclosed by the school, Michelle Dufault died after “a terrible accident involving … Continue reading

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Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots After Reported Injuries

Williams-Sonoma has recalled 28,000 Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots after eight consumers have reported injuries when the handles broke off during use, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC has received 28 reports of the handles breaking … Continue reading

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