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

What California’s New AB 588 Dog Bite Bill Means For Adopters

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a dog bite bill that in hindsight seems so common sense, you wonder why it wasn’t done years ago. On its face, it seems like a big win — the new law will allow animal lovers looking to give a shelter pooch a forever home the [...]

2019-11-15T12:04:28-08:00November 15th, 2019|Dog Bite Injury, Dog Bite Lawyer, Safety|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go: Prepare for a Wildfire With These Tips From Cal Fire

The Saddleridge fire appears to have sparked at the base transmission tower, say officials — though arson investigators at the scene don't want to say for certain. The fast-moving wildfire started only hours after SoCal Edison cut power to thousands of its Riverside County customers, for fear of this exact scenario. It's how last year's [...]

2019-10-15T11:19:46-08:00October 15th, 2019|California, Fire Hazard, Safety|0 Comments

Autumn 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, especially when it’s only the start of the school year. That’s when you’re supposed to be getting back into the homework swing — not worrying about whether or not this or that product might be a hazard to you and your kids. Instead, we’ve done [...]

2019-09-27T13:17:16-08:00September 27th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments

Back to School? Back to Back Pain. Is Your Student’s Backpack Too Heavy?

The smell of coffee wafts through the kitchen. You have a few spare minutes of calm before you need to wrangle the kiddos out of bed, stuff them into something resembling an outfit, and shoo them off to the bus stop with what you’ll later realize was your lunch instead of theirs. Guess we’re having [...]

2019-08-19T09:51:57-08:00August 19th, 2019|Child Safety, School Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: A Retrospective

Though summer won't officially be over until September 23, we’re only weeks away from the start of the school year. (Or, in the case of the poor children of Alhambra, only days away. YUCK!) The end of summer is both a sad and joyous time. On the one hand, you have freedom. But on the [...]

2019-08-08T11:02:33-08:00August 8th, 2019|Child Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series, #2: “Help! I’ve Created A Lobster!”

Ah, lobster:  delightful to eat slathered in butter… not-so-delightful to eat slathered in aloe vera from head-to-toe because you forgot your Banana Boat at home again. Although color-matching your dinner might very well be the apotheosis of insult added to injury, there are other reasons to steer clear of the midday sun. Of course, there’s [...]

2019-06-25T13:17:24-08:00June 14th, 2019|Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

A few weeks ago we looked at safety awareness for bikes. Now we want to talk about their bigger, bolder, slightly brashier brother:  motorcycles. Motorcycles are a fun, quick, and economical way to get around, but though cars far outnumber motorcyclists on our roads, motorcyclists account for a disproportionate number of traffic deaths. In large [...]