Low Hanging Street Cable Cuts Head of Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was killed by a cable hanging low on the street on April 11, 2017. An investigation discovered that the cable was left hanging following a vehicular accident in San Bernardino. The motorcyclist, Fabian Zepeda, 27, was decapitated. The Start of the Accident According to a police report, the series of events that led to…

Bad Road Markings Resulting in Deadly Bus Crash

What causes a car crash? It can be anything—distracted driving, driving under the influence, a faulty car component, or even simply driver incompetence. In one particular case, the cause of the crash was definitely unusual: bad road markings. In January 2016, a Greyhound bus slammed directly into a concrete barrier while running at a high speed….

Los Angeles Leads in Postal Worker Dog Bite Incidents

Dog bites are not exactly uncommon. In the United States, 78 million dogs have owners. But of all the cities in the nation, LA tops the list with the highest number of postal worker dog bites. Postal workers are most vulnerable to dog bites due to the inherent nature of their job. This tidbit of…

Oball Baby Rattles Recalled Due to Lawsuits and Risk of Choking

Roughly 680,000 Oball baby rattles were recalled for potential choking hazards. This product was sold around the country by large retailers like Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target. Its manufacturer, Kids II, has already received 42 reports that the plastic disc component of the toy broke. This disc contains small beads which could cause choking in young…

New Tech Enhances Tracking of Owners of Recalled Vehicles

When there’s a problem with a car, the manufacturer may issue a recall notice so that vehicle owners can take their car to a dealership to have the issue fixed. But this method may not always work. It’s very possible that the owner of the car may lose contact with the dealership especially in cases…

Are Driverless Cars Really Safe?

There’s a marked increase in the popularity of driverless cars. But the question that everyone’s asking now is, are these autonomous vehicles really safe? According to Consumer Reports, car makers have been utilizing various approaches as they venture into this new industry trend. Tesla has already introduced autonomous features and rolled them out slowly when…

Hoverboard Fire Kills Toddler

A home fire triggered by a hoverboard that was charging killed 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes. The tragic incident occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania when a hoverboard caught fire while it was plugged into an electric socket on the first floor of the Hughes’ 3 story home. Family members heard “sizzling and crackling” sounds before the hoverboard exploded…

Study Shows a Surge in Nursery Product Injuries

A news report published by USA Today shows that there is a marked increase in the number of injuries caused by defective nursery products all over the country. At present, over 66,000 kids under the age of 3 are taken to emergency rooms every year due to accidents that involve nursery products. One research conducted…

Minimum Wage Class Action Lawsuit For CorePower Settles

Reports have surfaced that CorePower Yoga LLC and students who filed a class action suit against the company have agreed to a preliminary $1.65 million settlement. A hearing is scheduled for June of 2017 to determine if final approval for the agreement will be necessary. William Walsh filed the class action lawsuit in October 2016, at…

Thousands of Women Allege Ovarian Cancer Link to Talcum Powder

Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer? Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the bestselling Johnson’s Baby Powder, certainly doesn’t think so and it has provided a “fact” page on its website maintaining that their baby powder doesn’t cause ovarian cancer. However, many women with ovarian cancer disagree. They insist that there…