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5 Common Motorcycle Collisions

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which means that the U.S. Department of Transportation, the CHP and the California Office of Traffic Safety are all taking this month to spread awareness about sharing the road with motorcyclists.

According to the California DMV, motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. That being said, riding […]

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in SoCal

In 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti created the Vision Zero program in L.A. with the lofty goal to end all traffic fatalities in the city by 2025. To stay in line with this goal, Garcetti sought a 20% drop in traffic deaths by the end of 2017. Last year was the first full year that the […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to share some helpful resources on dog bite prevention.

Dog-bite injuries are at epidemic levels – almost 5 million per year across the country – and local animal control agencies simply cannot keep up with this level of activity. I’ve noticed […]

Distracted Driving Doesn’t Just Mean Texting

When you send a text while driving, your eyes are off the road for an average of 5 seconds. If you are driving at 55mph, in 5 seconds you travel the length of a football field. Driving the speed limit on the freeway would take you even further. That is plenty of time to get […]

Recall Notices: RYOBI, Helix, Dillard’s, Graco & Evanger’s

This month’s recalls were especially shocking because they had so many reports of injuries. The RYOBI Electric Jet Fan Blower recall is in response to 10,681 reports of the fan inside the blower exploding, launching shrapnel (25 of which included injuries). There were 15 injuries reported from children falling off of Helix Pool Slides, including a […]

Hit and Run Survival for Pedestrians

As the weather gets nicer, it becomes more tempting to go out for a walk. While walking instead of driving is better for your health, the environment, and your wallet, remember that pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. According to a recent report from KCAL9, distracted driving is causing a spike in hit […]

Airbag Recall Update | Takata pleads guilty to fraud

The Takata airbag recall now affects 42 million vehicles worldwide. The LA Times recently referred to it as “the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.” As you may know, these faulty airbag inflators can cause airbags to explode, shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Last week, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for a […]

Cheerleading Accident Prevention

While a cheerleading accident may not be as likely to happen as an accident in a football or basketball game, cheerleading injuries tend to be more severe. Injuries from cheerleading make up more than half the catastrophic injuries in female athletes. According to the National Safety Council there were 35,894 cheerleading injuries treated in hospital emergency […]

Recall Notices: Target, Calphalon, Britax, and La-Z-Boy

If you own Calphalon knives, a Britax stroller, or furniture from La-Z-Boy or Target, you’re going to want to read about these recent recalls. Calphalon recalled almost 2 million knives sold in retailers nationwide, including Macy’s and Kohl’s. Due to a potential fall hazard to infants, Britax recalled 676,000 of their Click & Go strollers. Target […]

February 22nd, 2017|Fire Hazard, Personal Injury, Recall, Recalls|0 Comments

Recall Notice: HP, IKEA, and Bolton Furniture

Make sure you know what to do to keep your family safe if you own a HP laptop, an IKEA MYSINGSÖ beach chair, or a Bolton Furniture Two Over Two 4-drawer Dresser (sold at retailers like Target, Amazon, ToysRUs, and Wayfair).

 
HP Laptop Batteries:

HP recently added another 101,000 laptop batteries to their previous recall last June. A […]