Nov 29

11/29/11 – Alarm Monitors Top Hazard in Hospitals

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Alarm Monitors Top Hazard in Hospitals November 29, 2011 – Alarms on cardiac monitors, infusion pumps and ventilators have been named the number one hazardous technology in hospitals by ECRI Institute, a nonprofit independent research organization that tracks problems with medical devices.  The alarms are meant to protect patients but have caused problems because of […]

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Nov 23

11/23/11 – Holiday Shopping Guide: Use Caution

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Use Caution November 23, 2011 – World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (WATCH) has issued its annual list of the ten most dangerous toys.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, toy-related deaths rose slightly last year, with 17 children wrongful deaths from injuries caused by defective toys.  In addition to death, recalled […]

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Nov 23

11/23/11 – Bald Tires Cause of Crash, Injuries

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Bald Tires Cause of Crash, Injuries November 23, 2011 – Bald tires have been determined to be the cause of a crash in Radnor, Pa. according to investigators.  The motor vehicle accident injured two teenagers hit by the car while waiting for a school bus last month.  One underwent surgery on both his head and […]

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Nov 15

11/15/11 – Truck Accidents & Catastrophic Injuries

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Truck Accidents & Catastrophic Injuries November 15, 2011 – A fully-loaded tractor-trailer truck can take almost twice as long to come to a stop as your car, and even longer on slick roads. This is due to the heaviness of a tractor-trailer–in Pennsylvania they can weigh up to 40 tons, and if the truck is […]

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Nov 09

11/9/11 – BMW Recalls Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

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BMW Recalls Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard November 9, 2011 – BMW North America is recalling 32,084 vehicles from the 2008 through 2011 model years to correct a defect causing circuit boards for the electric auxiliary water pump to overheat which could result in a fire in the engine compartment which may lead to a […]

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Nov 09

11/9/11 – GE Recalls Rangetops Due to Explosion Hazard

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GE Recalls Rangetops Due to Explosion Hazard November 9, 2011 – General Electric Co. has recalled about 470 gas Monogram brand rangetops sold between May 2008 and August 2011.  The rangetops pose a potential explosion hazard which can lead to a fire causing serious burn injuries such as mild to extensive skin damage, internal injuries […]

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