January 2020 Product Recalls

New year, new recalls! We really 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 [...]

2020-01-23T12:35:24-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 1)

To ride a motorcycle is to make a million decisions with each passing minute. Some of those decisions are big. Some of them are small. But all of them are in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: stay on the bike, and stay alive. That’s kind of the fun of it though, isn’t it? The [...]

IKEA to Pay $46 Million to Parents of Toddler Killed by Dresser Tip-Over in Historic Wrongful Death Settlement

IKEA is known for many things: its inexpensive meatballs, its quirky Swedish furniture names, and for being the largest supplier of allen wrenches that will later be thrown across the living room in frustration. That’s how the joke goes, right?  Except this is nothing to joke about.  As of yesterday, IKEA will be known for [...]

2020-01-08T16:42:51-08:00January 8th, 2020|Product Recalls, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

These Are the New California Laws Joining Us in 2020

If hindsight is 20/20, then surely it’s even better to know what’s coming in advance, right? We certainly think so, but we’re a bit biased. For us this is the most wonderful time of the year, and not just for all the same reasons as everyone else (though there are those too), but because with [...]

2019-12-30T14:49:14-08:00December 30th, 2019|Holiday Safety, New Laws & Legislation, Safety|0 Comments

It’s the Most Wonderful Time… to Practice Holiday Safety

With the end of the almost nearly upon us, we wanted to close out 2019 with a discussion of something as timeless as holiday cheer:  your safety. Joyous as these winter weeks are, for far too many families the red, green, black, white, and blue of their Chrismahanukwanzakah festivities will be tinged with grey.  Every [...]

2019-12-23T11:42:47-08:00December 23rd, 2019|Holiday Safety, Safety|0 Comments

Important Recall Alert: T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods Sold Recalled Products After Recalls Were Announced

We’ll be honest, we’ve never seen something like this before. Most recalls are for a single product, but this recall alert is for 19 (nineteen) separate products, each of which had their own alerts in the past — some of which we featured.  Most concerning are the Rocking Sleepers by Kids II, and other inclined [...]

2019-12-13T13:27:44-08:00December 13th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

Latest Round of Takata Airbag Recalls Affects Oldest Vehicles Yet

There’s always a sense of exasperation that hangs in the air after each new mention Takata. Eleven years — that’s how long this recall has dragged on for. It’s almost a teenager. And Just when you start to think this rabbit hole of recalls could not go any deeper, your foot slips and you tumble [...]

2019-12-10T10:10:04-08:00December 10th, 2019|Airbag Recall, Auto Recall, Recall|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Safety is Something to be Grateful For

There’s so much to be grateful for this year, as there is every year. For us at Howard Blau Law, one of the biggest things is safety. Yes, not the sort of answer you’d expect while going around the table,  but hear us out.  We’re grateful for safety because it got us here. It’s what [...]

2019-11-27T11:30:12-08:00November 27th, 2019|Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Safety|0 Comments

Lettuce (Not) Give Thanks: The E. coli Outbreak Disrupting Your Post-Turkey Day Salad Plans

With the exception of Bon Appétit’s Staff, few people are likely to consider salads an integral part of the Thanksgiving Meal. It’s not that salads aren’t lovely — they are. It’s just that lettuce has 364 other days of the year to shine — not only in salads, but as an accoutrement to the pride [...]

2019-11-25T11:39:40-08:00November 25th, 2019|Food Recall, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Safety|0 Comments

Pet Safety Tips For a Happy Thanksgiving

Oh, November… where would we be without you? The turkey; the stuffing; the cat licking gravy off your toddler’s foot; the day of maxing out your credit card because nothing says I LOVE YOU, HAPPY HOLIDAYS like consumerism. Wait, sorry, we misspelled consumption. A turkey bone just fell on the floor. Your cat ate it. [...]