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WATCH OUT For Toy Hazards This Holiday Season

World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2016” and demonstrated the reasons why “Flying Heroes Superman Launcher” and other potentially hazardous toys should not be in the hands of children. Since … Continue reading

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Sexual Assaults and Children – Awareness Is Critical

Reported sexual assaults are tragically becoming more prevalent in today’s society, as teenagers, middle school and even elementary school children are falling victim to these outrageous crimes. Recent research and statistics show that the sexual abuse of children includes a … Continue reading

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Nader’s Tort Museum and Swartz & Swartz Founder’s Efforts Featured

A recent article in Connecticut’s Journal Enquirer highlights the important exhibits at Ralph Nader’s Tort Law Museum, including a feature dedicated to the efforts of Swartz & Swartz founder, the late Edward M. Swartz, and the legacy carried on by … Continue reading

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Medical Research Links Proton Pump Inhibitors with Kidney Disease

A correlation between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and kidney disease has been suggested in recent studies released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). PPIs … Continue reading

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Parents and Families Beware – 11-Year-Old Girl Dies after Choking Tragedy

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — A young girl who choked on a marshmallow at a birthday party has died. News reports identified an 11-year-old who died at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence last Friday morning. The Somerset, Massachusetts girl had been … Continue reading

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Moogy Plush Toys Recalled

On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Moogy Plush toys. The importer and distributor, Miniland Educational Corp., of Miami, FL., sold approximately 2,000 of the Moogy Plush toy from July 2015 to … Continue reading

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American Museum Of Tort Law Reopens, Including Exhibit Paying Tribute To The Pioneering Work Of Edward M. Swartz

Famed consumer protection advocate Ralph Nader first conceived of a museum honoring tort law in the late 1990s. Last fall, after a fundraising effort, the museum opened its doors in Nader’s hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. The American Museum of Tort … Continue reading

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Investigation Of Deadly Ammonia Leak At Boston Warehouse Raises Safety Questions

A man died on the night of Wednesday, March 23rd as the result of a large ammonia leak in a warehouse operated by Stavis Seafoods in Boston’s Seaport District. The fatality involved a worker, one of several on site at … Continue reading

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Takata’s Faulty Airbags Still Exact Toll as Recalls Lag

Joel Knight, a 52-year-old welder of South Carolina, was injured by the shrapnel from the Ford Ranger airbag, which punctured his neck with so much force that investigators initially thought a fatal shooting had occurred. Mr. Knight hit a stray … Continue reading

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Safety Concerns Raised Regarding Surgical Warming Blankets

A product designed to prevent hypothermia during and after surgery is currently under scrutiny for potential safety hazards, especially when used for hip and knee implant surgeries. Surgical warming blankets, also known as forced-air warming (FAW) blankets, are used to … Continue reading

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