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Almost 5 Million Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputations

After reports of six fingertip amputations, four partial-fingertip amputations and one finger laceration, Graco Children's Products has recalled about 4.7 million strollers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. According to the Consumer Product…
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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. Millions will hop a plane or train to visit loved ones and even more will take to the highways. The American Red Cross offers these tips people can follow to have…
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Does “Right to Carry” mean more crime?

So-called “right-to-carry” gun laws are associated with higher rates of aggravated assault, rape, robbery and murder, according to a recently released Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University study. For decades, gun rights supporters…
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Takata Airbag recall and all the vehicles that have them.

In yet another boondoggle for consumers, Honda, GM, BMW and other automakers have begun recalling nearly eight million cars because of potentially defective airbags installed between 2002 and 2008 by safety parts manufacturer, Takata. If stored…
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How to prevent drowsy driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 accidents each year, attributing to 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries annually. Furthermore, a study by AAA revealed that one in six deadly…
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How Do You Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Case?

Who is responsible for an injury resulting from a slip and fall accident? Many thousands of people are injured each year -- some very seriously -- when they slip or trip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs, or a rough patch of ground.…
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Majority of Smoke Alarms in US homes are too slow to detect smoke.

  CLEVELAND - A growing number of influential firefighter associations nationwide are warning U.S. consumers that smoke alarms found in 90 percent of homes are often slow going off. The alarms utilize what is known as ionization technology…
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Police Officer goes undercover as Donald Duck to catch speeders.

Would've you stopped for him?  See video here  FORT LEE (WABC) -- It's not every day you see a duck walking the crosswalk, but that's what several drivers in Fort Lee saw last Friday. It was all part of a decoy program to catch drivers…
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What if your injuries from an auto accident don’t show up right away?

  From Nolo.com Almost any car accident is a traumatic event. From catastrophic collisions to fender-benders, there is a lot of force involved when a vehicle hits (or is hit by) something. Often, when people are in a car accident…
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Level of care in nursing homes, much less than expected.

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Many U.S. nursing home patients may not be receiving the level of care their loved ones believe they're…
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McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy

  Popular Hello Kitty Toy being recalled. Units About 2.3 million in the U.S. In addition, about 200,000 were distributed in Canada. Description The recalled whistles are red and were included in a plastic Hello Kitty figurine holding…
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Stryker Settles Hip Implant Lawsuit for 1 Billion.

On November 3, 2014, Stryker Corp. agreed to pay $1 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who underwent corrective surgeries after their Rejuvenate or ABG II metal hip implants failed and caused serious medical…
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U.K. Government Report Supports Legalization of Marijuana

There is no connection between laws that target possession of drugs and decreased drug use, according to a report released by the British government. The evidence-based study examined drug laws in 11 countries and is the country’s first…
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Victims of Wrongful Convictions and the Impact Left Behind.

The impact of wrongful convictions on crime victims can be “comparable to — or even worse than — that of their original victimization,” according to a new study funded by the federal National Institute of Justice. Researchers from…
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Can A Property Owner Legally Reject a Rental Applicant Because They Have AIDS/HIV?

Communicable diseases have been making headlines recently, between the growing Ebola scare and the rapid spread of enterovirus D68. When you learn that someone who lives near you or with whom you may come in contact has a communicable disease,…
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Herbalife Settles Class Action Law Suit

The "multi-level marketing" company Herbalife, which recruits individuals as distributors who sell its products to friends, family, and other consumers, has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges its business…
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6 Common Mistakes You May be Making With Your Prescriptions

In honor of Talk About Your Medicines Month In honor of Talk About Your Medicines Month, read up on common mistakes to avoid with your prescriptions. You get the brand name over generic Yes, they’re cheaper, but generic drugs…