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

August 7th, 2019|Comments Off on 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

July 26th, 2019|Comments Off on 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

The Boppy Company Recalls Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories Due to Suffocation Hazard

July 25th, 2019|Comments Off on The Boppy Company Recalls Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories Due to Suffocation Hazard

This recall involves Boppy Head and Neck support sold in two styles: Ebony Floral and Heathered Gray with model numbers 4150114 and 4150117. The model number is printed on the fabric label on the back of the head support. The product is an accessory to be used in infant swings, bouncers and strollers. Remedy: Consumer

Home elevators have killed and injured kids for decades. Safety regulators won’t order a simple fix.

July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Home elevators have killed and injured kids for decades. Safety regulators won’t order a simple fix.

It was lunchtime when 2 1 /2-year-old Fletcher Hartz opened the door to the elevator at his grandparents’ home in Little Rock. His mother, Nicole Hartz, stood a few feet away in the kitchen making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She didn’t see him walk into the hallway and pull open the elevator door, which looked like

Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

A jury has awarded $11.5 million to a Framingham girl whose family filed a medical malpractice suit against a radiologist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, finding that he was negligent in his care of her by not properly reacting to a heart problem she had 10 years ago. Anna Coelho alleged that in April 2009, when she

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

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on 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

Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

June 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

A jury has awarded $11.5 million to a Framingham girl whose family filed a medical malpractice suit against a radiologist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, finding that he was negligent in his care of her by not properly reacting to a heart problem she had 10 years ago. Anna Coelho alleged that in April 2009, when she

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on 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

Fisher-Price invented a popular baby sleeper without medical safety tests and kept selling it, even as babies died

June 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Fisher-Price invented a popular baby sleeper without medical safety tests and kept selling it, even as babies died

Fisher-Price thought it had a hit on its hands.   It was 2009, and a small team of engineers at the toy company outside Buffalo seemed to have solved one of the most vexing problems for new parents: getting babies to sleep. Their invention was an inclined sleeper. They named it the Rock ‘n Play.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Recalls Toy Train Carts Due to Choking Hazard

May 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Flying Tiger Copenhagen Recalls Toy Train Carts Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves all five pieces of the wooden toy train carts. The train carts have a blue base, and colorful wagon on top, as either the front part of the train, with two steam domes, an apple cart, a wood log cart, a milk cart and a caboose cart. All train carts were sold

Bodum Recalls Stove Top Espresso Makers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

May 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Description: This recall involves CHAMBORD® stove top espresso makers in a stainless steel finish. The recall includes 6-cup (12 ounce) espresso makers with SKU number 10617-16.  This SKU number appears on the packaging of the product. The word “Bodum” is embossed on the lower half of the product. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled

A North End chimney collapse paralyzed Erin Field. But it didn’t break her.

May 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Field recently told Boston.com that she doesn’t remember much from the day of the accident in July, 2017. It was summer break for then the 21-year-old Goucher College student, and she and her boyfriend, Jack Benziger, decided to meet in Boston, where Field’s younger brother, Todd, was living in the North End. Benziger drove up

Class-action lawsuits filed against Fisher-Price over Rock ‘n Play infant deaths, recall

May 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Less than two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled its popular Rock 'n Play sleepers, two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel. The April 12 recall of 4.7 million Rock 'n Play sleepers came a week after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price issued a safety warningthat said 10 babies died. Days after the

Interline Brands Recalls Swivel Fittings Due to Fire Hazard

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

This recall involves multiple sizes of ProPlus Brass Flare Swivel fittings used as connectors for copper tubing. The brass, gold-colored fittings connect two male flare nuts opposite to each other. The Swivels were used primarily for LP gas (propane) applications by professional installers. Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Interline for a full refund or a

Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. Since 2015, 10 infant deaths have

Medical malpractice case against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center revived by N.H. Supreme Court

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire overturned a superior court ruling that dismissed a medical malpractice case filed against Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Eliot Hospital and three doctors, according to a Dec. 21 opinion. "In sum, the trial court erred in dismissing the medical malpractice claim against the defendants

Safety Tips For Surviving A Hurricane

September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Safety Tips For Surviving A Hurricane: Hurricane Florence is getting ready to wreak havoc on the Carolinas right now. From the end of August until the beginning of December is officially "Hurricane Season" along the Atlantic / Eastern seaboard and Gulf coastal areas of the United states. The news stations are in full swing, local governments

Federal Court Jury Verdict Obtained by Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for Misdiagnosed HIV

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

A US District Court jury announced a verdict in a medical malpractice case awarding Sean Stentiford $18,400,000 against two doctors associated with Lahey Clinic. The two physicians, Dr. Southard and Dr. Hreib attended to Mr. Stentiford while he was a patient at the Lahey Clinic. Mr. Stentiford was a gay man who had complained to

Underground Propane Gas Tank

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Forty-two-year-old man sustained catastrophic burn injuries while filling an underground propane gas tank. Unknown to the man, the underground tank had been inactive for years and had developed a hole. When the propane was inserted into the tank, it leaked out onto the adjacent ground and was dispersed into the atmosphere through a nearby drain

Slingshot; Hunting-Type

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A hunting-type slingshot was being sold by a local dimestore as a toy for children. It was purchased by one young teenager whose younger brother then used it. The younger brother accidentally fired it, causing the projectile to strike a playmate in the eye and blinding him. The slingshot had been advertised as a hunting

Push Toy

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A 2-year-old boy sustained serious brain damage from anoxia caused when his air supply was cut off by the knob of a push toy handle which detached itself and lodged in his throat. The manufacturer was liable for negligent defective design and construction of the toy.

Slingshot; Wire

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A ten-year-old boy purchased a small wire slingshot from a toy rack in a convenience food store located in a neighboring state. The slingshot had been made in Japan. Soon after the purchase, he fired a projectile from the slingshot which struck a six-year-old girl in the eye, rendering her sightless in that eye.

Model Car Fuel

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A young boy received a model racing car in the mail as a premium from a soft-drink manufacturer. The starter mechanism of the car threw off sparks which ignited the vapors of the racing fuel, causing a flashback explosion of the fuel can. Neither the soft-drink firm nor the manufacturer of the racing car had

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