Monthly Archives: November 2012

Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion

A natural gas explosion that took place on November 23, 2012 has injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district. Human error from a utility worker from Columbia Gas Co. is reportedly he cause of … Continue reading

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KidCo Inc. Recalls Children’s PeaPod Travel Beds

On Friday, November 16, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL is recalling about 220,000 units of PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds. The recalled items were sold from January 2005 to November … Continue reading

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“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA

Human error was the cause of Friday’s natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled a strip club, damaged dozens of other buildings, and injured at least 19 people, officials said today. In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s … Continue reading

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3300 Gas Leaks in Boston

According to a new Boston University study, there are more than 3,300 leaks in Boston’s underground pipelines. Leaks releasing natural gas pose an explosion hazard, as well as environmental damages resulting from aging road and rail networks under city streets. … Continue reading

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CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Infant Swings

On Tuesday November 13, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted collectively (3-0) to support a new federal mandatory safety standard for infant swings to prevent injuries and deaths to young children. Over the course of a year, CPSC … Continue reading

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Compounding Pharmacy Update

According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide … Continue reading

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BU Student Hit & Killed

On Tuesday, November 13, a 21-year-old Boston University student was riding his bicycle at around 6:26 p.m., when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. According to police and witnesses, an MBTA bus might have been involved. The … Continue reading

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Cambridge Man Killed in Fire – 1st Fatality of the Year

At around 12:30 a.m. on November 13, 2012, 57-year-old Thomas Hunt was killed in a fire in his third floor condo unit in Cambridge’s Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The cause of the fire and the cause of Hunt’s death are unknown and … Continue reading

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Bose Recalls Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems Due to Fire Hazard

On November 1, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Bose Corporation, of Framingham, Massachusetts, is recalling about 20,500 units of the Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theatre Speaker Systems. These were sold from September 2009 through September … Continue reading

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Atico International USA Recalls Halloween Mini Projection Lights Due to Burn Hazard

Yesterday, November 1, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is recalling about 3,000 units of Halloween Mini Projection Lights. These were sold nationwide during the month of September 2012 … Continue reading

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