We like to imagine new cars as flawless and safe, but not even cars rolling off the assembly line are perfect. Cars constantly get recalled for problems and defects, some of which threaten to cause accidents.
In toxicology, dosage determines the case. In the same way, the severity of a carbon monoxide poisoning depends primarily on a person's exposure to it - the higher the dosage, the worse the poisoning.
It's another hot summer in Texas, which means swimmers are cannon-balling into pools all over the Lone Star State. It's also the season for fatal swimming pool accidents. As with most accidents, prevention is the best cure: adults and children should learn about swim safety, and pool owners should maintain safe premises. Too often, however, people only take pool accidents into account once one has already happened.
The winter months are known for higher risks of exposure to the tasteless, odorless and colorless silent killer: carbon monoxide. If you're not careful, exposure could lead to accidental poisoning or death. While it is commonly associated with furnaces and warming a car up in a closed garage, cold weather is not the only time you may be vulnerable. There are ways you can be exposed during the warmer months. Activities that could cause these risks during the summer include:
Harmony is recalling certain Big Boost Deluxe booster seats because in case of crash, the seatbelt may put excessive force on a child's chest. This type of force could result in injury for children.
You would expect that a consumer could hold the manufacturer, distributor or seller of a product responsible for injuries that occur if the product is defective. You have likely seen the media coverage of igniting cellphone batteries, exploding airbags and toppling furniture. Consumers have the right to seek compensation when products cause them harm or take the lives of loved ones.
The fuel system in a car has the potential to make that vehicle a bomb on wheels. A single spark or a drop of gasoline on a hot surface can suddenly produce a huge fire that spreads extremely quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were approximately 174,000 vehicle fires in 2015. These fires killed 445 people and caused 1,550 injuries.
Parents typically want the best for their children. For many, that means avoiding chemical medicines and treating their children's normal aches and pains with natural products. You likely trusted the products that claimed to bring homeopathic relief to your child's teething discomfort. When your child became ill after using the product, it may have been a shock.
Numerous complaints by people who have had shoulder replacement implants have spurred the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to action. The FDA has issued a Class 1 recall for the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral. This is the most serious recall issued by FDA. It means that the device may cause serious injuries or death.
Some automobile recalls are for relatively minor mechanical defects that are easily fixed. However, anything to do with the auto safety features is potentially very serious.