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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 Cat dealers nationwide from […]

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 […]

Back to School Road Safety

Tis the season for Back-to-School! Some districts just began post-Labor Day, while others have been in session for at least a couple of weeks.

With the new school year just beginning, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves and others to be aware in school zones and neighborhoods at all times, either as a pedestrian or […]

Gym Child Care Safety

Each day, thousands of busy parents who like to squeeze in their workouts, entrust their young children to gym daycare centers.  Parents relinquish temporary custody of their children to the daycare center employees, believing their children will receive care and be protected from harm.   While the majority of children in daycare centers remain safe, there […]

Fly Me to the Moon-Bounce

Moon bounces, also called house bounces, are about as universally loved by kids as ice cream cones on a summer day and candy bars on Halloween.

For kids, they see moon bounce, they run toward it.  But for some parents, the feeling about these inflatables is more along the lines of “accident waiting to happen.”

Recently, five […]

HO, HO, HO! It’s Summertime ’tis the season for Child Safety

Spring and summer in Southern California—gorgeous weather for all types of outdoor activities.  For children, it is the season for skateboards, skates, scooters and bikes; which could also mean it is a season prone to injuries.  Do you know how many children are being rushed to the Emergency Room for not wearing helmets and protective […]

Car Seats Must Be Replaced After an Accident

As I’ve covered in previous posts, there are a great many details to handling the aftermath of a car accident. Today I wanted to draw attention to one very important detail that in many cases goes unmentioned: If a car seat was in your vehicle at the time of the accident, can that car seat […]

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 […]

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 […]