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Another Drawer Chest Recall Over Tip-Over Fears

Following its warning notice earlier in the month regarding Canyon Furniture’s Creekside Kids Five-Drawer Chest recall, on July 22nd, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issued another alert for another five-drawer chest over similar tip-over and entrapment concerns. This warning, regarding the Barrington 5-Drawer Chest, cites the risk of serious injury or death to…

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Abraham Watkins

Child Dies in home elevator Accident

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a lawsuit against an elevator manufacturer for issues involved in several childhood deaths and injuries. Subsequently and days after the suit was filed, a 7-year-old boy was killed in a home elevator after his neck was crushed after getting caught between the elevator’s moving inner accordion…

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Did you know that short flight stairs and single step transitions are more dangerous than multi-step stairways?

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an international organization that provides and publishes safety standards to be followed throughout the world. These standards apply to a wide range of materials, services & products. ASTM F1637 reads “Short flight stairs shall be avoided when possible…[or] obvious visual cues shall be provided.” F1637 defines…

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Abraham Watkins

Portable Generators Recalled After Reports of Finger Amputations

Generac Power Systems has recalled a popular, gas-powered, portable generator after seven finger amputations and one finger-crushing incident were reported. The recall includes more than 325,000 units affected. The recalled generators include a handle, which, when unlocked, can pinch fingers against the generator’s frame when it is moved. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled…

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Abraham Watkins

Katy City Council Aims to Reduce Trucking Accidents

The Katy City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that aims to reduce trucking accidents in residential areas by limiting commercial traffic. Under the new ordinance, which goes into effect on October 1, heavy trucks will no longer be allowed to use residential roads such as Avenue D, Katy Hockley, Morton, and Clay roads. Traffic will…

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Abraham Watkins

Portable Generators Being Recalled After Causing Finger Amputations

As of August 2, 2021, Generac Power Systems, HomeLink, and DR Pro have issued a recall for more than three hundred thousand 6,500-watt and 8,000-watt portable generators that are currently in circulation in the United States and Canada. These generators have been on the market since June of 2013 and sold at major home improvement…

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