Seniors and Smart Home Technology: Does It Work?

Seniors and Smart Home Technology

When you think of smart home technology, you do not often consider that your senior loved one or their caregiver would benefit from these products. The Washington Post, however, reports there are approximately 48 million Americans in caregiver roles and nearly half are using technology in new ways. As the Post discusses, implementing technology into…

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Dangerous Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard

Dangerous Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard

When you purchase a baby product you assume it is safe for your child. The last thing you would expect is for your baby to choke from using their pacifier. Mushie & Co announced in January, however, that it would be recalling its FRIGG pacifiers for this very reason. This announcement comes after over 200…

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Safety Tech in Vehicles Should Be Standard

Safety Tech in Vehicles Should Be Standard

Honda’s Research Institute has taken the initiative in improving safety tech in their vehicles for the future. The organization recently started a pilot program that will search for faded or missing highway lane markers. This system will use Honda vehicles to evaluate the road conditions that they frequently travel on. The company plans to collect…

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The FMCSA Has Proposed New Rules to Make Trucking Safer

FMCSA New Trucking Rules

Many people are preparing themselves to reach new goals in the new year – including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The organization plans to recommend several new rules that revolve around the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs), automatic emergency braking systems (AEBs), and roadside truck inspections. These new rules are all designed…

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Portable Bed Rails Recalled Due to Multiple Deaths

Portable Bed Rails Injury - Death

Out of all of the products that you would expect to be recalled for dangerous reasons, the worst type of product that would come to mind would be any type of healthcare equipment. Yet, bed assist handles and bed rails were the recent subject of a recall in late December of last year. Drive DeVilbiss…

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Zoom 360 Ultralight Strollers Have Been Recalled

Zoom 360 Stroller Recall

We all understand how fragile babies are. The tiniest physical injuries can cause severe harm to babies. What if, as a parent, you are at the mall with your baby and out of nowhere the front wheel on your stroller breaks off with your baby in the stroller? That is the situation that countless parents…

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FDA Issues Order Against E-Cigarette Makers

FDA E-Cig Injury Warning

E-cigarette companies strategize different marketing tactics that will help their nicotine-filled products appeal to the youth. One marketing tactic that is commonly executed is the use of appealing flavors associated with their products. Some e-cigarette companies name their flavored vapes after delicious treats, such as Apple Crumb and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, to make them more…

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Excessive Summer Heat Is Risky. Make Sure You’re Prepared

Heat Exhaustion Injuries

Summer is supposed to be hot – but what has been happening for the last few years, however, is excessive. The week before the 2021 July 4th weekend was one of the hottest on record, with heat indexes reaching 105 degrees. This excessive summer heat could continue throughout the season, which poses serious health risks…

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Biggest Children’s Product Recalls in 2020

Biggest Children’s Product Recalls in 2020

Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit organization dedicated to product safety, recently released their annual “Tracking Trends” report to the public. This report analyzes every children’s product recall from the past year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For the year 2020, KID notes the highest recalls came from infant inclined sleepers, furniture tip-over…

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Trucks, Left-Hand Turns, and Why They Should Be Avoided

Trucks Left Hand Turn Accidents

You may have not noticed before that UPS delivery trucks almost never turn left. See if you do next time you are out and driving around. It is not that UPS trucks are unable to turn left, and it is not a mandate, but there is a scientific and data-driven method behind the “no left…

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