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Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded … Continue reading

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Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, … Continue reading

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EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States. Defective Takata air … Continue reading

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Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corporation, are being recalled after two children were able to crawl inside, leading to their suffocation deaths. The chairs are made with zippers, which are easily opened by curious youngsters. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who … Continue reading

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Oeuf Recalls Sparrow Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

    On July 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled a particular model of cribs due to the safety hazard it posed to infants. Over 14,000 Oeuf “Sparrow Cribs” were recalled this past Tuesday. Oeuf, a nursery … Continue reading

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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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Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 200,000 (in the United States and Canada Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. These pacifiers reportedly failed to comply with federal safety standards. Specifically, the … 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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Toysmith Recalls Toy Light-Up Frogs and Ducks Due to Choking Hazard

This recall includes about 30,000 light-up soft plastic toy frogs and ducks. The toys light up when the sensors on the bottom of the product are touched or placed in water.  The frog comes in green and the ducks come … Continue reading

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