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Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who were harmed by these errors.

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire department as well as State

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion on last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some

REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about. Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and there

Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Microwave Popcorn Makers. When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers. Avon has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers

LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a second recall of 5-tray food dehydrators. The fan can fail, causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard. About 14,600 units of this product were sold in the U.S. and 100 in Canada. This

BU Student Dies in Allston Fire

A Boston University student has died and 15 people were injured, including two other BU students, in an Allston fire early Sunday morning. University officials have identified the student as Binland Lee, a senior who was studying marine biology. Lee was set to graduate in

Indoor Helicopter Recalled for fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of about 152,000 "Sky Champion" Wireless Indoor Helicopters due to a fire hazard. The rechargeable battery can ignite, potentially causing the entire copter to become engulfed in flames. The "Sky Champion" indoor helicopter comes

Chrysler recalls Dodge Challengers V6 for risk of fire

Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger; the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire. Owners of these V6 Challengers built from November 2012 through January 2013 are being urged to

Overheating Risk Leads to Recall of 5,200 BrightLight Blankets

An overheating hazard has prompted IdeaVillage Products Corporation to announce the recall of BrightLight blankets that run off of battery power.  These white, polyester items have LEDs which shift color while in use.  5,200 such products are thought to be affected by the recall, and