Recall Notices: Toyota, HoMedics, Combi Strollers

If you own any of the products described below, you and your family could be at serious risk for injuries. This month's recalls included reports of electric shock and burns from handheld HomeMedics massagers, a potential fall hazard from Combi strollers, and risk of oil leakage in some Toyota Tacoma vehicles. HoMedics Handheld Massagers HoMedics [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Urgent Vehicle Recalls Spring 2017

This post is in response to multiple urgent vehicle recalls announced in the past few weeks. If you own a Ford, Lincoln, Honda, or Acura, please read below for more information about these dangerous recalls. One of these recalls is in light of a recent update in the Takata airbag recall. Engine Fire Hazard in [...]

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 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:56+00:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Rules of the Road for Bicyclists: Is it time for a change?

The rules of the road for bicyclists are changing. Many people are choosing to ride their bicycles as their main source of transportation, including commuting to work, getting groceries, or going to the movies. The movement has been spurred by increasing traffic conditions in our communities. Some bicyclists have stated that they enjoy riding their [...]