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A fire at a Chester County nursing home claims at least two lives, possibly others

On Thursday, November 16th, a five-alarm fire broke out at the Barclay Friends assisted living facility in West Chester, PA, displacing over 130 elderly residents and injuring 27. In the early morning hours of Friday, November 17th, four missing residents were presumed dead according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Yesterday, the …

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Ford continues to stall recall of Explorers leaking carbon monoxide

Messa & Associates posted a blog last month about reports that 2011-2017 model Ford Explorers were leaking carbon monoxide into the cabins and poisoning vehicle occupants. Ford continues to deny that the vehicles are unsafe, but on November 15th, the automaker began alerting over one million vehicle owners that they could receive free repairs from Ford for the potentially deadly …

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EpiPen failures blamed for seven deaths and 35 hospitalizations in 2017

EpiPens – prescription epinephrine injections used to treat severe allergic reactions – were recently the subject of controversy after drug company Mylan NV raised prices of the lifesaving pens 600% overnight. A year later, the pens are the subject of a new controversy. According to reports filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by patients and physicians, there were …

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Home Depot to pay $5.7M civil penalty for selling recalled products

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. will pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling recalled products. This agreement settles claims that that the home improvement giant knowingly sold and distributed nearly 3,000 recalled items involved in 33 separate voluntary recalls between August 2012 and November 2016. It is important to …

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Potentially deadly defect in Ford Explorers prompts consumer group to urge for recall

The Center for Auto Safety , an organization founded in 1970 “to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington,” is calling on Ford and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a recall of 1.3 million 2011-2017 model year Ford Explorers after reports that carbon monoxide is leaking into the cabins and poisoning vehicle …

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