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: Calling All Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, especially when it’s summer. That’s when you’re supposed to be having fun! — not worrying about whether or not this or that product might be a hazard to you and your kids. Instead, we’ve done the worrying for you (with a bit of an assist [...]

2019-08-01T12:55:01-08:00August 1st, 2019|Product Recalls, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Hot Tips for Your Family, Part 2

The word summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, family camping trips, and long talks with your youngest daughter about how playground sand is not actually fairy dust, “so please don’t try to turn this new nanny into a unicorn. She’s very qualified and Mommy can’t pay for a third scratched cornea.”  And yet, [...]

2019-07-29T11:25:41-08:00July 29th, 2019|Health, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series #6: (Please Don’t) Just Keep Swimming

If there’s one topic we weren’t expecting to write about this week, it was fecal parasites — but some matters are just too important to ignore, and a disease lurking in the waters of summer’s most popular hangout spot — the swimming pool — is one of them. We’d had a different topic planned for [...]

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: As Temperatures Rise, So Do Hot Car Incidents

It can happen to anyone. Any parent. Any child. One momentary instance of forgetfulness becomes the thing that splits your life down the middle… the before, and the after. The brutal reckoning of despair after; the, interminable string of sleepless nights after, left with nothing but the company of tangled sheets and the screeching of [...]

2019-07-12T23:02:36-08:00July 12th, 2019|Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

The Howard Blau Law Summer Safety Series: Heatstroke Isn’t Cool

This is post #3 in our inaugural Summer Safety Series! If you missed them, check out our other posts in the series here:   #1. Hot Tips for Your Family, Part 1 [pools, trampolines, and food poisoning] #2. Help! I’ve Created A Lobster! [sun safety]   The goal is to beat the heat — not [...]

2019-06-24T09:34:18-08:00June 24th, 2019|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

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

Spring Into Safety With These Round-the-Home Tips

Spring has sprung, although it seems as though the weather, upon getting that memo, promptly dismissed it in preference of more rain, thunder, and 63 degree days. Hopefully, not for much longer. As the days warm back up here in Southern California, it's the perfect time to refresh ourselves on some of the biggest dangers [...]

2019-03-22T15:10:06-08:00March 22nd, 2019|Safety, Summer, Summer Safety|0 Comments

Product Safety Recalls: Polaris, MixBin, BRIO, Laura Ashley, & a Takata Airbag Update

Check these product recall notices to be sure you and the people you know can stay safe and informed. POLARIS recalls General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles due to crash hazard. Recall Date: August 22, 2017 Recall Number: 17-763 Recall Details: GENERAL recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVS) Hazard: Inconsistent tire pressure information can result in improperly-inflated tires, which [...]