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  • Another Local Food Recall: Route 11 Potato Chips Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Dec-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. According to the FDA website, Route 11 Potato Chips recently announced a voluntary recall of one of its products, the popular Sour Cream and Chive Potato Chips, with BEST BY DATES of 2/9/17 through 6/10/17. The potato chips contain Salmonella-infected powdered milk, presumably produced by Valley Milk Products of Strasburg, Virginia, ...
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  • December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Dec-2016

    The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has established a sophisticated system for determining toy safety, which involves imposing strict requirements regarding the manufacturing, testing, and distribution of toys. While these guidelines can give families a modicum of confidence that the gifts they’re buying for their little ones this holiday season should be safe, ...
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  • Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Hate Crimes

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Dec-2016

    Unfortunately, we have all been seeing a lot more hateful rhetoric in the news lately as well as an uptick in the number of incidences of hate crimes. The Human Rights campaign estimates that violence motivated by prejudice occurs once every hour in the United States. If you are concerned about your and your family’s safety in this environment, understand how to protect yourself, and explore ...
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  • Holiday Travel Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Dec-2016

    The holiday season is the busiest travel time of the year, dominating both the social and the economic environments of November and December. To participate in this national pasttime and to connect with family and friends, people across the country invest billions. And as classic movies about holiday travel misadventures diagram all too accurately, this frantic disorientation (taking a dizzying ...
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  • Mazda Just Issued a Recall: Here's What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Dec-2016

    Mazda made national headlines last month with news of a U.S. recall. The Japan-based automaker recalled 70,000 of its RX-8 Sport, model year 2004–2008. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cause for concern is an issue with the fuel pump sealing ring, which may leak and catch fire. Review the following three points to determine what actions you may need to ...
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  • Do Purell and Other Bacteria Killing Products Really Help Prevent the Spread of Disease?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Dec-2016

    Winter is here, and cold weather is starting to set in. For many, that means concerns about germs during cold and flu season. Millions of people (not to mention the nation’s top doctors and hospitals) have come to rely heavily on alcohol-based gel hand sanitizers such as Purell to stay germ-free through the winter and beyond. However, research shows that these products might not be as ...
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  • Defective Medical Device News Roundup - December 2016

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Dec-2016

    Manufacturers recall medications and medical devices for a variety of reasons, from minor issues to major public safety hazards. As 2016 draws to a close, we want to highlight some of the medical recalls that manufacturers and government oversight agencies issued this past year. HeartWare Ventricular Assist. HeartWare, Inc. issued a recall on these cardiac support devices on June 8. The Food and ...
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  • Angry Driving Is Dangerous Distracted Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Dec-2016

    Driving distracted by any strong emotion can be surprisingly dangerous, even when that emotion is positive (e.g. euphoria, bliss, righteous happiness, etc.) Driving while angry, however, can be particularly unfortunate. For instance, studies show that angry drivers engage in riskier driving behavior, such as speeding or weaving in and out of traffic, and they tend to have more accidents than ...
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  • Seven Suggestions for Stringing up Your Holiday Lights Safely

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Dec-2016

    It’s that time of year again, when homeowners everywhere plan their holiday outdoor displays, string up festive lights and watch their electricity bills literally go through the roof. Whether you’re aiming to “win the neighborhood” with your holiday display, or you’re creating something more modest and tasteful, be safe when hanging those lights! Here’s a quick ...
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