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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 […]

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 […]

Car Seats: When Is It Time to Buy the Next Type?

Choosing the correct car seat for your child’s age and size can potentially save their life in the event of a crash. So how do you know when it’s time to buy the next type of car seat? A new crash test from Consumer Reports and a new California law may have changed some of […]

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 […]

Car Accident Aftermath: 7 Steps to Follow After a Crash

Unfortunately, a car accident can happen to anyone. Even a safe driver can get distracted for a few seconds and not see another car coming in time to stop. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) there are nearly 3,000 fatal car crashes each year in the state of California alone. Though right […]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators.

Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. Unfortunately, […]

Rainy Weather in California? Stay Safe!

The CHP logged 110 car crashes along LA freeways on Monday’s rainy commute. For perspective, compare that to only 7 logged last Monday when weather conditions were fine.

It’s not a myth that rainy weather increases the number of accidents on the road, and it’s easy to understand why: decreased visibility, slick roads, and heavy winds […]

Is Your Family Practicing Toy Safety?

The holiday season brings new memories, shared meals, and new toys for children. In order to have a safe experience with these new holiday toys, it is essential for parents to practice toy safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries […]