Booster Seat Recall

Texas Company Orders Booster Seat Recall As a parent, you want to keep your child as safe as possible in their car, including using the proper child safety seat based on their child’s size, and making sure they properly secure their child in a booster seat when they get too big to use a basic car seat. However, sometimes, the products designed to keep our children safe are defective, and…

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Raw Tuna Salmonella

CDC Announces Raw Tuna Salmonella Outbreak According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an outbreak of salmonella that has been linked to raw tuna has apparently made at least 53 people sick in nine states. A salmonella outbreak that has been tentatively linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states since it started back in March. California has seen the most cases, with 31,…

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Baby Food Transparency

Beech-Nut Begins a New Era of Baby Food Transparency There is a growing call for transparency on the part of food manufacturers when it comes to what we eat. We require all food producers to list all of their ingredients on their labels, except baby food. Strangely, baby food comes with no list of ingredients, which means parents are apparently supposed to assume that the only ingredient in a jar…

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Airbag Recall Expanded

After Prodding by NHTSA, Takata Airbag Recall Expanded It took months of prodding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but finally, late Tuesday Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has finally admitted that its airbags are faulty, and they have expanded their recall to cover a total of 34 million vehicles. So far, Takata airbags have been linked to accidents causing six deaths and more than 100 injuries. The problem…

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Texas Worker Fatalities

OSHA: Four Texas Worker Fatalities at Chemical Plant Preventable According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation, four Texas DuPont workers at the company’s La Porte plant would still be alive if the company had implemented proper safety procedures at the plant. The investigation came out of an incident last November, when a relief valve failed and released methyl mercaptan, which is a potentially deadly colorless gas that…

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Mandatory Recall Law

Mandatory Recall Law Would Increase USDA Power Following what her office referred to in a news release as a “devastating” investigative report by the PBS series “Frontline,” New York Senator Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) the authority to issue a mandatory recall for meat and poultry products found to be contaminated with a…

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Amtrak Crash

Amtrak Crash Leaves Eight Dead, Hundreds Injured According to investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was apparently speeding around a curve at 106 miles per hour when it left the rails. The problem is, the speed limit for that curve was only  50 mph and the limit for the stretch leading up to that was only 80 mph. More than…

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Safety Gate Recall

Risk to Babies Spurs Safety Gate Recall As if having a baby wasn’t nerve-wracking enough, too often new parents have to worry about the products they expose their new child to. This week, a product has been recalled that parents buy to keep babies and small children safe, but because of a defect, their children may actually be at greater risk. IKEA North America Services LLC, has announced a voluntary…

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Team Bus Accident

A bus that was carrying the Carolina Mudcats baseball team was on its way to Myrtle Beach for a game when it flipped onto its side in Columbus County, North Carolina very early Tuesday morning. According to Columbus County Emergency Services the crash occurred around 3:45 a.m. The bus was owned by Abbott Bus Lines, Inc. which operates out of  Roanoke, Virginia. Apparently, says 33 Mudcats team members were on board, and…

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Texas Earthquakes

Researchers Closer to Stating Cause of Texas Earthquakes People living in and around the Dallas area have been asking the same question for several years; what has been causing all of the earthquakes in the area? According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Dallas region has experienced more than 35 small quakes with a magnitude of 2.0 or higher on the Richter scale just since the beginning of 2015. In…

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Formaldehyde in Flooring

Lumber Liquidators Pulls Products Because of Formaldehyde in Flooring On Thursday, one of the largest hardwood flooring retailers in the country, Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., announced that they had suspending sales of its Chinese-made CARB 2 laminate flooring, because a number of investigations and tests have shown that the flooring potentially contains high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde; levels that exceed safety standards set by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration…

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Salmonella Nut Recall

FDA Sample Test Leads to Salmonella Nut Recall One of the largest nut companies in the country, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) has announced an immediate voluntary recall of its Fisher brand chopped walnuts because of a possibility that the nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product affected by this recall include 10-ounce bags of Fisher Chopped Walnuts with a product code of P03004, a UPC Code of…

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Texas Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Texas Motorcycle Accident Takes Life of Corpus Christi Police Chief The Chief of Police for Corpus Christi, Texas, 51-year-old Floyd Simpson, was killed Sunday evening in a motorcycle crash as he was traveling on a highway near the southeast coast. According to Port Aransas police, the accident happened at a little before 6 p.m. as the Chief was heading south on Texas State Highway 361 on his Harley-Davidson, toward…

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Listeria in Frozen Food

Yet Another Recall for Listeria in Frozen Food There is yet another voluntary recall out there having to do with frozen food and possible Listeria contamination, as Inventure Foods, Inc. has announced the voluntary recall of varieties of its line of “Fresh Frozen” vegetables, as well as its “Jamba at Home” line of smoothie kits. The recall follows a number of recalls involving ice cream over the last months or so,…

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Texas Drunk Driver

Texas Drunk Driver Causes Three Accidents, Two Deaths in Houston According to Houston Police, one drunken Texas man who chose to get behind the wheel  after drinking too much last Sunday is responsible for at least three separate accidents over three hours, resulting in the deaths of two people, including a 6-year-old boy and multiple injuries to others, including a toddler. According to a police timeline, the alleged drunk driver, 34-year-old…

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Trek Bicycle Recall

Defective Quick Release Levers Trigger Trek Bicycle Recall It’s spring, which means we Texans will spend more time outdoors with our bicycles, which means more cyclists on the road, many of them riding bicycles that are either defective or that haven’t been properly maintained. With that in mind, one of the largest bicycle manufacturing companies in the world, Trek, has announced a voluntary recall for one million bikes in the U.S. and…

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Texas Earthquake Study

New Texas Earthquake Study Pinpoints Wastewater Injection According to a study published this week in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have used real-time monitors to demonstrate a direct link between a series of small earthquakes in an area west of Fort Worth, Texas to activity at natural gas sites, especially wastewater injection. The researchers, scientists from Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), studied the area around Azle, Texas,…

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