A frightening new video depicting a dresser falling when two toddlers climb on it underscores an alarming fact: on average a child dies every two weeks from furniture or a television falling onto them.
With the holiday shopping season revving up, it’s a good time for consumers to take a close look at toy safety. Although parents have every right to expect the toys they purchase to be safe, defective toys remain an ongoing problem.
In a potential blow to Wall Street, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) is proposing legislation which prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses and allows consumers to bring class actions against financial firms.
Almost everyday, we read about the catastrophic effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires and more.
Man-made and natural hazards occur routinely in the United States. In fact, on average, nearly 70 Federal disaster declarations http://www.fema.gov/disasters/
While the accident happened in a far off country, the recent tragic death in Thailand of a young couple cycling around the world offers a grim reminder of the perils involved in biking.
The flu epidemic continues to grow in this country, with regions like New York and Boston declaring influenza emergencies.
According to the CDC, influenza is widespread in 48 states, with new fatalities reported daily.
Acccording to a new safety rating program, deaths due to hospital error constitute a “silent epidemic.”
The Leapfrog Group http://leapfroggroup.org, an independent, national nonprofit focused on transparency and safety in hospitals, recently released the first-ever Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals from across the country.
Winter is the leading time of year for home fires in the U.S., and those dangers intensify during the holiday season.
According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, http://www.nfpa.org