Category Archives: Catastrophic Injuries

Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated

On March 20, 2014, a partial building collapse in Boston’s Theater District caused injuries to three workers. While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports indicate that a heavy load of steel placed on the unfinished 12th floor … Continue reading

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Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves a three-piece … Continue reading

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Two Children Suffocate Inside Self-Locking Chest – Subject Of 1996 Recall

Two children from Franklin, Massachusetts died on January 12, 2014 in an automatically locking hope chest. Officials remain concerned that many similar chests remain in people’s homes after nearly 20 years of recall efforts. In Reynoldsburg, Ohio in 1999, a … Continue reading

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Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous. For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sound Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard

  On November 21, 2013 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, … Continue reading

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Wood Castle Furniture Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

  On November 12, 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) initiated a recall of Riley Duo model bunk beds (model number C 5702, E 5702 or M 5702), manufactured by Wood Castle Furniture of Albany, Oregon. The openings between … Continue reading

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Concerns About 3M’s Bair Hugger Patient Warming System

Life-threatening infections have become all too common in hospitals, particularly after surgeries. Catastrophic infection can occur in such settings if proper precautions by hospitals and medical personnel are not taken. Recent research suggests that there is reason to be concerned … Continue reading

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Kids II Inc. Recalls Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers Due to Impact Hazard

Units: About 400,000 and 8,500 in Canada Description: This recall includes more than 408,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers with model number 90564, mostly sold in the United States, though some were sold in Canada as well. There is … Continue reading

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Nan Far Woodworking Recalls Rockland Furniture Round Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards

This recall involves about 3,900 Rockland Furniture round cribs with model number 343-8314. The crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an … Continue reading

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