The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Hot Tips for Your Family, Part 1

The word summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, family barbecues, and unexpected trips to the emergency room because your teenage son’s patella is now floating somewhere around the edge of his upper calf because he just did something dumb in the backyard. For all of summer’s most welcome delights — no school for [...]

2019-06-10T13:56:38-08:00June 10th, 2019|Child Safety, Summer Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

A Look Back On National Child Passenger Safety Week

As autumn marches onward, and as parents across the nation settle wholly back into a routine of shuffling the kids off to school each morning, it hardly crosses our minds that some of those children might never return home. Ideally, this thought should never have to. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death [...]

Need to Know Basics: Road Safety for Parents & Children

A good parent will want to do anything they can to protect their children from harm, and many do put in great efforts to be proactive in taking preventative measures for the well-being of their children. As our children age, their safety needs also change and road safety is no different. Below, Howard Blau Law [...]

January Product Safety Recalls & Takata Airbag Update

It’s a brand new year with brand new recalls! Let’s start 2018 on a safe note by staying informed on the latest safety recalls issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, check out the latest on the massive Takata Airbag Recall.  HP Recalls Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to [...]

Product Safety Recalls

Check out the latest safety product recalls on the table, as well as an update on the IKEA Malm Dresser, responsible for the deaths of eight children due to its toppling over. Libbey Bourbon Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard Recall Date: November 29, 2017 Recall Number: 18-046 Recall Details: Bourbon Taster Glasses Sold At: Libbey [...]

Product Safety Recalls: November Updates

Here are just some of the latest in consumer product safety recalls. Be sure to check them out to make sure you stay informed about your purchases! Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Due to Fire Hazard Recall Date: October 27, 2017 Recall Number: 18-017 Recall Details: Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) Sold At: Arctic [...]

Review These Safety Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner with adults and children alike excited as ever.  Free candy, dressing up in costumes, spooky parties - what more could you ask for? While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, most of us are familiar with the precautions we should take, especially with younger children in tow. It’s [...]

Latest Product Safety Recalls

Here are just a few of the latest product safety recalls from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skip Hop’s Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Due to Electrical Shock Hazard Recall Date: September 28, 2017 Recall Number: 17-235 Recall Details: Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Sold At: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, [...]

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week was observed last week, from September 17th-23rd. Though the week is now behind us, the safety precautions and awareness recognized for Child Passenger Safety Week can always be implemented and practiced on a daily basis. Even as such a critical issue, the risks and dangers to child passengers don’t make the [...]