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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

The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung

E-cigarettes are a relatively new tobacco product that have been sold in the U.S. for about a decade The e-cigarettes currently in the U.S. marketplace have not been systemically reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration to determine their impact on lung health. While much remains to be determined about the lasting health consequences of

Contigo Recalls 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles. The base and cover of the clear silicon spout will always be BLACK. Only black color spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall. Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle. The water bottles come

Pearhead Recalls Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys Due To Choking Hazard

This recall involves Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys. The toys are plastic with a big circle in the middle with an engraved smiley face attached to six smaller circles. The toys can be connected to one another. They were sold in a set of six pieces in red, orange, yellow, navy, blue, and green colors. They

Deaths from cars running red lights hit 10-year high, AAA study finds

Deaths from drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study. The number of people killed when someone plowed through a light reached 939 in 2017, the last full year numbers were available, according to the study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That was up 31% from a

Joseph Swartz Talks About North End Falling Debri Incident

Construction Site Accidents Safety is everyone’s job on the construction site, but ultimately, the safety of a construction worksite is the responsibility of the general contractor. This is especially true when a worker is performing work high off the ground, since serious injuries caused by falls off scaffolding are often preventable with the right safety

London Bridge Recalls Sock and Wrist Rattle Sets Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves a set of matching baby socks and wristband which contain a small rattle sewn inside the wristband and the toe of each sock. The sets were sold in various colors and styles, including strawberry, ladybug, animals and sports themes. The product is labeled for ages 0-6 months. The hang tag on the

Woman Struck By Falling Metal In Boston’s North End

A woman in her 30s sustained critical injuries when she was apparently struck by a falling metal railing while walking on a sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue around 8:30 Thursday morning. Witnesses say she was walking with her husband and her dog when it happened. “People were yelling, ‘Be careful,’ it just happened so fast,” said

Disney Recalls the Forky 11” Plush Toy Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves an 11” “Forky” plush toy from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4. The toy has poseable arms, a base, rainbow screen art on top of foot and plastic rolling “googly” eyes. The eyes are comprised of three parts; a white plastic base, a clear plastic dome and a small black plastic disc within

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities   Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious.The 26-year-old snapped

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