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April 2010 Archive

Published on Apr 29, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Simplicity and Graco crib recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs, issuing a warning that babies can suffocate or strangle in them. The Simplicity recall has been linked to at least one death.

Published on Apr 21, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
2003 Toyota Sequoia recall

Toyota has announced plans to recall 50,000 Toyota Sequoia SUVs due to Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) systems that cause the vehicles to hesitate or slow down when moving at low speeds. All of the Sequoias affected by the recall were manufactured early in the 2003 model year.

Published on Apr 20, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
US beef safety standards

According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) inspector general, the United States' standards for beef are too loosely regulated by federal agencies. The standards do not set limits on many potentially harmful antibiotics, pesticides, and chemical residues, the study says.

Published on Apr 08, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
motorcycle safety

As spring turns to summer, more bikers will be hitting the roads and taking advantage of the nice weather. I'd like to remind all drivers, not just bikers, that there are some safety tips you should remember when sharing the road.

Published on Apr 06, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
West Virginia mine explosion

Officials announced today that 25 people were killed in a methane explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, with four miners still missing. It's being called the deadliest US mine explosion since 1984.

An exact cause of the explosion hasn't been found yet, but the mine's operator, Massey Energy, a subsidiary of Performance Coal Co., has a long history of safety violations. The company was fined nearly $900,000 last year alone.

Published on Mar 23, 2010 by Edgar Snyder
Motorcycle deaths decrease

Motorcycle deaths, have declined for the first time in 11 years, says the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). In previous years, all other traffic fatalities fell while motorcycle fatalities rose.

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