Blog Posts in August, 2008

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  • Lack of Consumer Response to Recalls Leaves Children and Adults Vulnerable to Injuries

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 22-Aug-2008 reports that although product recalls are considered to be a powerful way to ensure consumer safety, sometimes recalls are just not enough. Despite recall notices and warnings, consumers continue to use products that have the potential to seriously injure or kill, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from ...
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  • FDA Warning: Henna Tattoos More Dangerous than Most People Realize

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 5-Aug-2008

    Late Summer is a season of carnivals, festivals and open-air malls — all venues where thousands of young people receive popular black henna tattoos each year. While popular opinion holds that the brushed-on tattoos must be safer than traditional needle-and-ink versions, that isn’t necessarily the case. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives many reports each year of ...
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  • Recent Death Highlights Bike Safety Concerns

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 1-Aug-2008

    As gas prices rise, more commuters are relying on bicycles. The recent death of a bicyclist when a garbage truck turned into her lane has prompted a heightened public awareness regarding bicycle safety. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) calls for increased safety measures due to an influx of bike traffic. Basic safety measures need to be taken by both bicyclists and cars alike. For ...
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