Coronavirus 2019: How Worried Should You Be?

With newly identified cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the rise in the United States, it's hard not to wonder:  “How worried should I be?” This question isn’t the easiest one to answer, since there is still so much we don’t yet know about this virus, but we can at least say this:  [...]

2020-03-16T16:25:36-08:00March 10th, 2020|Health, New Laws & Legislation, Safety|0 Comments

Dog Park Etiquette: Tips Every Owner Should Follow

Dog parks play an important role in the socialization of your canine companion. But anywhere you go (whether it's with fido or without), there are going to be unwritten rules:  stand to the right of the escalator and walk on the left; let people get off the metro before you get on; don't microwave fish [...]

Why Having Good Headlights is More Than a Bright Idea

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released its list of this year's safest passenger vehicles, and in doing so shined a light on a part of our cars we definitely don't spend enough time thinking about:  headlights. Sure, you probably spend every commute home silently cursing that pickup truck behind you because of how [...]

2020-02-21T17:16:09-08:00February 21st, 2020|Car Safety, Safe Driving|0 Comments

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 3)

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 [...]

8 Fast Facts That All Motorcyclists Need to Know

At the end of every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases an annual snapshot of the previous year’s motorcycle fatalities based on its analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Each year’s snapshot is another sobering reminder of how short life is, and how important it [...]

2020-02-10T15:06:20-08:00February 10th, 2020|Motorcycle Safety, Safe Driving|0 Comments

Toyota Recalls Vehicles After Airbags Don’t Inflate in Serious Crashes

When it comes to airbag recalls, we’re still not out of the woods yet. And in fact, it seems like a whole ‘nother forest may have just been dropped on top of us. Most companies strive to become household names for positive reasons, but Takata and its airbags have cemented themselves into the public consciousness [...]

2020-02-03T14:12:33-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Air Bag Recall, Airbag Safety, Auto Recall|0 Comments

A Motorcycle Safety Checklist: Things to Think About the Next Time You Ride (Part 2)

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 [...]

2020-01-28T11:07:46-08:00January 28th, 2020|Motorcycle Riders, Motorcycle Safety|0 Comments

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