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Toy Safety: Smart Shopping Can Protect Your Children from Dangerous, Unsafe Products

The holidays bring a new collection of toys into South Florida’s homes each season, and it is vital for parents to ensure that these toys are safe for our children. In the last year, more than 250,000 children went to … Continue reading

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FDA Publishes Consumer Site for Recalled Products, Foods

In an effort to make researching food and product recalls easier, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new website designed for consumer use. The new website is part of the FDA Food Safety Moderization Act (FSMA), which was … Continue reading

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Risk of Strangulation Results in Recall

By: Allison Lane Since 2006, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported five deaths and 16 near strangulations related to Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds. These blinds become hazardous when the cord is exposed to a child’s reach. There are numerous ways these cords … Continue reading

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Hidden Toy Hazards Can Put Children at Risk

An onslaught of product recalls in the past year has drawn international attention to the fact that many of the products we use in our homes and purchase for our families are not always safe. The toys our children play … Continue reading

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Product Recall: Beef with Possible E. coli Contamination

A new product recall has been issued for certain cuts of beef. Shipments of the meat were received in 13 states, including Florida. The questionable products came from one of the country’s largest meat producers, JBS Swift Co. The Colorado-based … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Law Firm Representing Clients in National Class Action Against MEGA Brands

The law firm of Balkan & Patterson is representing parents and families in a new class action case involving more than 10 million toys recalled by MEGA Brands. The toys contain small parts and magnets that detach from the toys. … Continue reading

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Medtronic Issues Warning that Pacemakers Could Be Defective

Medtronic, a company that produces pacemakers and other medical devices, has warned doctors around the country that almost 40,000 pacemakers could be defective. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million have been implanted in patients since 1997, but a … Continue reading

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South Florida Homeowners Affected by Defective Chinese Drywall; WCI Communities Has Set Aside $11M for Homes

A number of homeowners in South Florida could be affected by defective drywall used by WCI Communities, a builder in Florida. While WCI Communities filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 2008, they have reserved $11 million for homes with … Continue reading

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Faulty Tire Stems Can Cause Flat Tires, Blowouts, Auto Accidents

As many as 30 million potentially faulty tire valves have been installed on cars and vehicles throughout the country. These valves were manufactured in China and have a tendency to crack and split, which can result in a tire blowout. … Continue reading

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Are over-the-counter medications safe for kids?

Over-the-counter medications made specifically for children have been getting some attention lately, as a major pediatrician group advised that these medications be banned. However, the FDA has rejected the request for a lack of information. Additionally, it’s thought that if … Continue reading

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