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RECALL ALERT: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Linked to Deaths of More Than 30 Infants

Update:  Just prior to this article’s posting, it appears baby products manufacturer Kids2 (a Fisher-Price competitor) took down any product pages for its own inclined sleepers, which came under fire by Consumer Reports for the same safety issues that sparked the Rock ‘n Play recall. A recall of Kids2 sleepers may be imminent. If you [...]

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

With the sun finally out after what felt like a lifetime of rain, you're no doubt itching to jump on the back of your hog in search of some winding SoCal roads. We know we certainly are! Howard Blau has been a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. His keen knowledge of the dynamics of motorcycle operation and [...]

March 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month we like to do a deep dive into the most recent product recalls and share with you the ones we think you should be aware of — especially when it comes to the safety of your [...]

2019-03-29T09:50:32-08:00March 29th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

Spring Into Safety With These Round-the-Home Tips

Spring has sprung, although it seems as though the weather, upon getting that memo, promptly dismissed it in preference of more rain, thunder, and 63 degree days. Hopefully, not for much longer. As the days warm back up here in Southern California, it's the perfect time to refresh ourselves on some of the biggest dangers [...]

2019-03-22T15:10:06-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

Honda Vehicles with Takata Airbags Are Recalled Once Again (2019 Update)

The newspapers rifled with nary a whisper when the recalls first began. By today’s figures, Honda’s initial recall of 4,000 Civics and Accords seems comparatively naive — hardly enough to move the scales of public concern. But it was also November 4, 2008 when the announcement was made, and we were all a little distracted [...]

Planning on Making Burgers This Weekend? This Latest Beef Recall Will Have You Thinking Twice.

Suffice it to say the meat industry has not been having the best six months. It all started to fall apart back in November when a staggering 12 million pounds of beef was yanked from shelves due to Salmonella concerns — which itself came on the heels of that massive E. coli-induced lettuce recall that [...]

2019-03-08T12:30:09-08:00March 8th, 2019|Product Recalls|0 Comments

2018 Was the Worst Year for Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly Three Decades

In the years following 1990’s spike in pedestrian deaths, the researchers whose job it is to track them were relieved:  fatalities fell sharply, and continued to fall. That year, 6,482 people had lost their lives on the streets of America — not because they were behind the wheel themselves, but because they were at the [...]

$60,000 Grant Received By Ventura County Fire to be Used for Passenger Safety

With all the hubbub about snow in Los Angeles and Ventura County, you might almost think there could be no other things to talk about. It's incredible to think that just a few short months ago, the areas seeing flurries — Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and hills of Malibu — were the site of raging fires. [...]

February 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month we like to do a deep dive into the most recent product recalls and share with you the ones we think you should be aware of — especially when it comes to the safety of your [...]

2019-02-15T09:51:40-08:00February 15th, 2019|Product Recalls, Product Recalls, Recalls|0 Comments

Recent Survey Shows the Worst States For Driving. Can You Guess Which Ones Top the List?

If your first instinct is to say California, you would not be far off the mark. While everyone complains about the disrepair of their state’s roads, ours in particular seem a special kind of terrible. Unless you’re a sucker for potholes, poor drainage, and an hour of nightly stop-and-go, Southern California roads are far from [...]