Going out for New Year's Eve in Blair County? Avoid drinking and driving with Take A Cab, a program my law firm sponsors with WTAJ-TV and Pyramid Healthcare.
Parents don't expect that a product sold by popular retailers such as Amazon, Diapers.com, and Babies R Us would pose a "substantial risk of injury and death to infants." However, this is why more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners have been recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Yesterday, a few of my staff members had the pleasure of volunteering at a very special event held by Variety the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh. Because of Variety's "My Bike" program, over 75 children with disabilities received custom bikes specially designed for their physical needs.
As you finish up (or start) your holiday toy shopping, it's important to remember that just because toys are on store shelves doesn't mean they're safe for the children on your list. A little bit of precaution on your part can go a long way, so please keep the following tips in mind.
You might have seen it in the news – Pennsylvania has a new underage drinking law that enforces stiffer penalties on offenders. As we move into the holiday party season, it's important to remember that it's not just underage drinkers who can be found at fault for car accidents. Under our state's Social Host Liability Laws, party hosts can be held responsible as well.
Over the past few weeks, our firm has partnered with Variety to invite Facebook users to give "Likes for Bikes." For every new Facebook "Like" we receive on the Edgar Snyder & Associates Facebook page, we will donate $1 to Variety's "My Bike" program.
Underage drinking is a big problem across the United States, especially on college campuses and in towns near universities. State lawmakers are hoping to reduce the number of underage drinkers beginning Christmas Day.
Christmas Day is approaching quickly, and this year we’re not just expecting Santa and presents. Beginning December 25, people caught underage drinking will face larger fines.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Nap Nanny infant recliners, because the company refused to issue a recall after five infants died while in a Nap Nanny.
What's on your holiday toy shopping list? How about toy cars, dolls, or action figures? These innocent-seeming gifts are just some of the millions of dangerous toys blocked from hitting store shelves by federal officials because they pose a risk to children's health.
We trust that hospitals do everything in their power to keep their patients safe. However, just a few months after one Pittsburgh hospital was involved in a hepatitis C outbreak, a patient has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease at the Pittsburgh VA hospital in Oakland.
What's more, two Legionnaires' experts who used to work at the hospital say that the outbreak could have been avoided.
Riding a bicycle is a common activity for most children. In fact, more than 70 percent of all U.S. children age 5 - 14 ride a bike (according to Bikes Belong, a national cycling resource). Many of us have fond memories of riding bikes through our neighborhoods as children or teaching our own kids how to ride their bikes.
Small pieces of glass have been found in Atorvastatin, a generic version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor. The manufacturer, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., cannot explain why the tablets contain glass and has halted production of the medication.
Ground pork and pork chops sold in grocery stores throughout the country have tested positive for harmful and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drugs, according to Consumer Reports.
This week I had the privilege to speak at the Teen Driver Safety Summit. I was especially impressed because the Summit was organized by Maddie Seel, a junior from Shaler High School who experienced firsthand the devastation of fatal car accidents. Her brother’s best friend was killed, and despite her great loss, she decided to honor his memory by raising awareness about the importance of safe driving.
Potholes – they turn our streets into minefields during the winter and spring months. They cause accidents, damage to cars, and are a safety risk to both pedestrians and bicyclists. You can report pothole issues to the City of Pittsburgh's 311 Response Center, but what happens after you file the complaint?
Bounce houses typically bring fun to children’s birthday parties, county fairs, and other celebrations. However, according to a new study, injuries stemming from the use of these inflatable structures are on the rise.
Are you are a high school senior in Western PA? Would you like a chance to win up to $5,000 for college? If so, enter our 7th Annual “Words to be Heard” scholarship contest. Not only can you win money for college, “Words to be Heard” gives you the chance to make a difference.
Almost 220,000 infant travel beds have been recalled after one baby died and nine others became entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleepers.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that 5-Hour Energy, a 2-oz. bottle of highly-caffeinated liquid known as a 'shot,' may be linked to 13 deaths over the past four years.