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Change the Death on High Seas Act

In 1920 Congress enacted the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) in an effort to provide a remedy for families who lost loved ones, particularly seamen, while engaged in maritime activity. Initially, the law covered various deaths occurring on the high seas on vessels

Kids’ Tent Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Tots in Mind Inc., of Salem, N.H., is announcing that a recall was issued on July 15, 2010 of about 20,000 “Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits”, sold

Childrens’ Jewelry Recalled!

On July 13, 2010, the government announced a safety recall of over 130,000 metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings due to excessive levels of the toxic chemical cadmium. This jewelry was sold for use by children – cadmium is toxic once ingested, and reportedly can cause

The Danger of Cribs

On June 24, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced seven sweeping recalls of cribs in order to address safety hazards, including entrapment, suffocation and falls. The recalls were part of a campaign by the government to remove “drop-side” and other crib hazards from