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  • New to the D.C. Subway and Rails? Lurking Dangers and Tips to Stay Safe

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Aug-2017

    While millions of travelers ride the rails daily, the Washington, DC subway and rail system (often called the “Metro” or “Metrorail”) is certainly no stranger to safety issues. Last year, the entire system was shut down for a day for safety inspections, and ABC News reported last April that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) had found numerous safety violations ...
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  • Could My Vehicle Suffer from a Seatback Failure?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Aug-2017

    Last year, members of Congress addressed seatback failures, a major safety problem present in millions of vehicles. During rear-end collisions, seats in these vehicles may launch backwards into other occupants. More than 100 people in the United States, most of whom are children, have been killed by seatback failures over the last three decades. Seatback failures have also caused traumatic brain ...
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  • What Caused a Norovirus Outbreak at a Virginia Chipotle?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Aug-2017

    Chipotle is once again facing public backlash after several customers became sick while dining at one of its restaurants. Multiple people allege they became ill after dining at a Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia. An investigation revealed norovirus, a highly contagious virus, was to blame for the outbreak. Norovirus is commonly referred to as the “stomach flu.” According to Chipotle, the ...
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  • Honda Issues Recall for 24,000 CR-V Vehicles Due to Fuel Leaks

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Aug-2017

    Honda has issued a recall for 24,127 2017 CR-V crossover vehicles registered in the U.S. over a defect that may cause fuel leaks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel supply pipe in these vehicles may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, the feed pipe could disconnect from the feed hose and cause leaks while the vehicle is being driven. Fuel ...
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  • Are Dietary Supplements Dangerous?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Aug-2017

    A new study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology claims calls to poison control centers involving dietary supplements increased by almost 50 percent between 2005 and 2012. Every 24 minutes on average, poison control centers receive phone calls involving adverse reactions to these products. Dietary supplements are products that may contain herbs, minerals, vitamins, botanicals, amino ...
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