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Trek Recalls Super Commuter+ Electric Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves all model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. “Trek” is printed on the bicycle’s downtube and the bike has an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold in the following color and sizes: Viper Red with black decals, sizes 45/S through 60/XL. Remedy: Consumers should immediately

Ross Greenstein – Discusses Catastrophic Injuries

  Ross Greenstein Discusses Catastrophic Injuries A catastrophic injury is one that causes irreparable damage to major areas of the body, such as the spine, spinal cord or brain, as well as other vital parts of the body. Such injuries leave victims with lifetime disabilities, putting stress on

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety Toys are often colorful and innocent-looking, and should provide hours of safe enjoyment and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, defective toys, sold for infants and children of all ages, can cause death and debilitating injury when designers and manufacturers are not careful to eliminate hazards before toys

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold 19 different products after they were recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning the public that T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods sold 19 different recalled products after they were recalled between 2014 and 2019. About 1,200 units of recalled products that pose the risk for infant fatalities, fires, burns, choking, falls, lacerations, skin irritations, and explosions were sold to consumers during

James Swartz on Slip and Fall Injuries

James Swartz on Slip & Fall With wintry weather here in New England, the risk of slip and fall injuries increase greatly through various venues. Notify the proper persons if you notice areas that need to be cleared to prevent possible slip & fall injuries. Slip, Trip and Fall Events. When falling,

2019 “10 Worst Toys” by W.A.T.C.H

2019's - 10 Worst Toys by W.A.T.C.H One Child Is Treated In U.S. Emergency Rooms Every Three Minutes For A Toy-Related Injury (Boston, MA–Nov. 19, 2019)  World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) today revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2019” and demonstrated why the “Nerf Ultra One,” “Pogo Trick Board,” and other potentially

2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

A second death from vaping-related illness has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health. Mass. DPH announced Wednesday morning that a second person had died of an illness related to vaping. Officials say the person is a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County. Health officials say the woman vaped nicotine. Earlier

Ross Greenstein – Discusses the Dangers of Trampoline Parks

  Ross Greenstein Discusses the Dangers of Trampoline Parks At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have decades of experience in handling cases arising from accidents involving recreational equipment. Although manufacturers often claim that accidents involving such products as swimming pools, recreational parks, ATV’s, personal watercraft, or boats result

James Swartz on Personal Injury

James Swartz on Personal Injury Law What is the definition of “Personal Injury”? In the legal context, a “personal injury” is an injury that occurs to a person, as opposed to an injury that occurs to property. Injuries to a person include a wide scope of injuries, including bodily injuries, mental

IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves the MATVRÅ bibs for infants sold in a two pack with one blue and one red bib with a snap at the back of the neck. The blue bib has a green seam along the outside with white polka dots. The red bib has a yellow seam along the outside with red

James Swartz Discusses Recent Merrimack Valley Updates

Mayor, Lawmakers Object To $143M Gas Explosions Settlement Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September's natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed a new payout plan that includes $20 million for public

First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials on Monday revealed that a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was the state’s first known vaping-related death, the latest victim in a nationwide outbreak of potentially fatal lung ailments apparently caused by the smoking products. An initial report indicated the woman vaped nicotine, according to the Department of Public Health,

David Angueira Discusses Worker’s Compensation & Workplace Injuries

There can be a variety of hazardous equipment conditions and unsafe working environments on a construction site. Work-related injuries at construction sites are extremely common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting over 150,000 each year. In 2014 crashes involving vehicles on public roadways were the leading cause of work-related fatalities,

Joseph Swartz, discusses the dangers of recreational vehicles and the extensive experience of Swartz & Swartz P.C.

At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have decades of experience in handling cases arising from accidents involving recreational equipment. Although manufacturers often claim that accidents involving such products as swimming pools, ATV’s, personal watercraft, or boats result from “user error” or “operator error,” sometimes the product is at fault.

Why the vaping lung crisis is exploding now, according to Boston doctors

The teenagers had fevers, chest pain, and struggled to breathe. Many coughed up mucus or blood. Some felt nauseous and vomited. The teens were among the seven patients Boston Children’s Hospital has seen over the past year and a half believed to be suffering from vaping-related lung illness that has recently roiled the country, leaving

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