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  • Common Sense Safety Tips for Halloween

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 31-Oct-2008

    DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog recently posted an article on the Halloween hazards that young children face every year. Since this Halloween falls on a Friday, condensing all the party-going and trick or treating to one or two nights, instead of spread out over a week. Because there will be a much larger number of people out that may be participating in raucous activities, it is important ...
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  • Drunk Driving: A Major Safety Concern on Halloween

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 31-Oct-2008

    Although everyone wishes that Halloween could just be a night of carefree fun, there are many dangers that both children and adults face on Halloween. Topping the danger list is probably drunk driving. The DC Metro area participates in SoberRide service, providing free taxi rides for drunken individuals on Halloween between 10 p.m. October 31 and 6:00 a.m. November 1. For more information, call ...
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  • Road Rules: Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Children on Halloween

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 31-Oct-2008

    Halloween can be a very dangerous night for children who frequently become young, and not always very street-smart, pedestrians as they trick-or-treat. AAA provides the following tips for motorists, parents, and children when making Halloween plans. Crashes involving fatalities, drinking or children increase on Halloween. Following these AAA precautions could help prevent such incidents. FOR ...
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  • FDA Warning: Dairy Based Candy and Melamine

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 30-Oct-2008

    Globalization has lead to many great advancements, including our food supply here in the US. However, globalization not only makes information travel faster it can also lead to disease and illnesses traveling faster. An unfortunate example of such a consequence is the Melamine scandal in Chinese dairy products. Although the majority of melamine contaminated goods were found in China, because of ...
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  • Maryland Enacts New Law to Assist Efforts to Curb Underage Drinking

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Oct-2008

    Some parents believe that, to ensure their teens’ safety, they should allow their children to drink at home with parental supervision so that they won’t try to do it in a dangerous environment. Maryland recently enacted a law that will now fines such parents $1,000-$2,500. This applies to any adult over the age of 21 that is caught providing an underage drinker with alcohol. A repeat ...
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  • Halloween: Think Safety First for Your Children

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Oct-2008

    Stories of Halloween hazards are usually concerned with some sort of spiked candy but it turns out that though the possibility of contaminated treats should not be ignored, the incidents of finding such candy is extremely rare. A more realistic hazard to children on Halloween is the increased chance of them getting hit by a car. According to a 1997 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...
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  • Warning: Do Not Allow Children Under Five To Have Contact With Exotic Animals

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 10-Oct-2008

    Previously on DC Metro Personal Injury Law Blog, the risks associated with keeping baby chickens and ducks as pets were highlighted in an April, 2007 posting. Unfortunately, it is becoming evident that many other popular animals pose the same threat of passing salmonella, as well as other diseases, on to humans, according to an Associated Press article about a recent study about the dangers of ...
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  • October Is Fire Safety Month: Do You Know Why?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 8-Oct-2008

    October is National Fire Prevention Month in commemoration of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871, that lead to the deaths of 300 people and the destruction on 18,000 buildings. In spite of modern fire -resistant designs for cities, fires are still the third leading cause of injury related deaths in homes today, according to the Home Safety Council. In this day and age there are many preventative ...
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  • Safety Officials Urge Drivers to Inspect Tire Valve Stems Distributed by Dill Air Control.

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

    Dill Air Control, a subsidiary of the Chinese company, Shanghai Baolong Industries, has approximately 30 million potentially faulty tire valve stems in North American distribution. The faulty valve stems are thought to be cracking, causing a slow leak that may lead to tire failure at higher speeds – a situation that has proven to be fatal for at least one Florida resident in 2006, according ...
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