Infant Stroller Recall

Fall Hazard Leads to Infant Stroller Recall When new parents buy products to use with their new child, they expect that the products they buy have been properly tested and are safe for their child. Unfortunately, parents sometimes learn the hard way that some products don’t work the way they’re intended. One example is an infant stroller recall that has just been issued. According to an announcement by the Consumer…

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McDonald’s Toy Recall

Child Rashes and Burns Lead to McDonald’s Toy Recall Earlier this month, the McDonald’s Corporation replaced the usual plush animals and action figures they normally include with their Happy Meals with something designed to get small children moving a bit. However, it turns out that didn’t work out so well, since the company has announced a recall of 29 million of the “Step It!” activity and fitness trackers after several…

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Texas DUI Crash

17-Year-Old Killed in Texas DUI Crash A 42-year-old Texas driver is spending his days the Travis County Jail after a rollover accident in his pickup truck that cost the life of a 17-year-old female passenger, later identified as Jessica Nicole Mugica. The accident happened very early Sunday morning and he now faces charges for intoxication manslaughter. He is being held on $100,000 bond. According to police, the driver, Raymond Anthony…

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Eyewash Recall

Infection Risk Leads to Emergency Eyewash Recall Many workplaces , especially those dealing with potentially hazardous chemicals and other materials, are required to have an eyewash station in place and readily accessible to workers, in order to quickly limit the amount of damage done to the eyes in case of an incident. So, what happens if the eyewash that is intended to prevent serious injury turns out to be contaminated?…

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Defective Youth Football Helmets Recalled

Defective Youth Football Helmets Recalled It’s almost that time of year again, when summer gives way to fall and the state of Texas turns its attention to football. Whether your child plays high school football or plays in a community football league, Texas is a leader when it comes to youth football, which is  why parents will want to pay close attention to a recall just announced yesterday, regarding football…

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Ice Cream Listeria

Blue Bell Fined for Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak Officials at Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries LP recently signed an agreement with the Texas State Department of Health Services (SDHS) to pay a total of $850,000 in fines, in an unusual arrangement designed to ensure that the company meets food safety requirements in the future. The agreement is in response to a deadly Listeria outbreak linked to the company’s products…

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Pearland Worker Fatality

Trench Collapse at Construction Site Leads to Pearland Worker Fatality Regardless of the work they do, every worker at every workplace or job site in Texas or anywhere else in the country is entitled to the safest possible workplace, and they are entitled to as much protection from injury and illness as possible. Unfortunately, around Texas, too many employers fail to take their responsibilities seriously and workers and their loved ones…

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Road Debris Study

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Releases Road Debris Study Another new study, this time by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, was released last week and suggests that the roads are more dangerous than ever because of a preventable problem. According to this road debris study, between 2011 and 2014 more than 200,000 crashes occurred because of debris on the roadways. These accidents led to about 39,000 injuries and More…

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Texas Beef Recall

Metal Fragment Leads to Texas Beef Recall Yesterday, a Corpus Christi, Texas beef producer, Sam Kane Beef Proocessors LLC, issued a voluntary recall of more than 60,000 pounds of ground beef “out of an abundance of caution” after a report that a customer found a small piece of metal in a package of their ground beef. In their statement announcing the recall, the company noted that only one report had been…

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Eagle Ford Health Problems

Oil and Gas Activity Be Causing Eagle Ford Health Problems A recent investigative report from the San Antonio Express News has brought attention to what seem to be a series of mysterious health problems that have developed in the years since the Eagle Ford Shale’s unprecedented oil and gas boom.  Many people in the area have been suffering from a number of ailments, a number of flu-like symptoms, such as…

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Report on Drowsy Driving

State Governors Association Releases Report on Drowsy Driving According to a new report on drowsy from the Governors Highway Safety Association, entitled “Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do About It.”, incidents involving tired drivers are far too common, leading to thousands of deaths and costs of more than $100 billion every year. Despite this, safety officials largely ignore or neglect the problem, largely because diagnosing…

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E. Coli Cheese Recall

Contamination Risk Leads to E. Coli Cheese Recall A Michigan-based manufacturer of organic cheeses, Grassfields Cheese LLC, has ordered a voluntary recall of nearly 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses it manufactured because they are potentially contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The cheese was sold nationwide to wholesale and retail customers, as well as visitors to its retail store in Coopersville, Michigan and online, through the company’s website. The…

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Fiat Chrysler Lawsuit

Actor’s Death Brings Fiat Chrysler Lawsuit Fiat Chrysler America (FCA), like many car makers and other manufacturing companies, have a legal and a moral duty to recall all defective products as soon as they find out about the defect. This is especially true when it comes to potentially lethal products like passenger vehicles. Now, a month and a half after actor Anton Yelchin was suddenly killed by his 2015 Jeep…

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Balloon Crash Update

Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash Update: Should Pilot Have Had a License? A lot of new information has been released regarding the deadly hot air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, which is about 60 miles northeast of San Antonio, last weekend. For example, of the 16 people who lost their lives in the crash, six were from San Antonio, including one couple who were in the process of celebrating their…

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San Antonio Plant Hazards

OSHA Inspection Highlights San Antonio Plant Hazards A San Antonio food producer, Bluebonnet Foods LP, has been cited for 21 serious workplace safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency found a number of areas in which the employer wasn’t doing everything possible to keep workers safe. Bluebonnet, which makes slow-roasted, fried and grilled meats specifically for retail and food industries under the name Good…

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Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash

Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16 Texas experienced what may be an unprecedented tragedy over the weekend when a  hot air balloon crashed Saturday morning near Lockhart, which is located about 30 miles south of Austin. According to reports, there were 16 people on board, but officials with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) say there were no survivors. If that is the case, this would be the deadliest balloon…

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Baby Monitor Recall

Fire and Burn Hazard Leads to Baby Monitor Recall Nearly everything a new parent does is with the intent of keeping their baby safe. And one of the best investments new parents make to keep their child safe comes when they buy a baby monitor. By listening in on or watching the child, a parent can know their child is safe. On the other hand, the last thing any new…

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