Monthly Archives: September 2012

GM Recalls Nearly 474,000 Cars Over Gear Shift Problem

On Friday, September 21, the No. 1 U.S. automaker – General Motors Company (GM) – recalled 473,841 Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac sedans worldwide. GM is aware of at least four recent crashes that resulted from an identified defect, with the … Continue reading

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Attleboro Woman killed in Head-On Collision Allegedly Caused by a Drunk Driver

The Boston Globe reported that on Thursday, September 20th, a 24-year-old North Attleboro woman was killed, allegedly by a drunk male driver. Police arrived at the collision scene (North Main Street, near Wamsutta Road) at approximately 10:27pm to find evidence … Continue reading

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H&M Recalls Children’s Water Bottle Due to Choking Hazard

  On September 18, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that retailer H&M is voluntarily recalling Children’s Water Bottle after a reported hazard. The incident involved the water bottle spout, which allegedly broke in a child’s mouth … Continue reading

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Nearly 140 Tragic Child Drownings In Pools and Spas Reported By Media In Summer 2012

According to information compiled from media reports and released on September 13, 2012 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 137 children younger than 15 years drowned in a pool or spa during the traditional summer season of Memorial … Continue reading

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Strangulation Death of Two-year-old Child Prompts Recall of Window Blinds by Blind Xpress

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 139,000 vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds. In 2009, a 2-year-old girl from Commerce Township, Mich. reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the … Continue reading

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Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper … Continue reading

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