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Hoverboard issues continue

The continuing saga of hoverboard injuries and fires has come to the point in which the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently put out a statement. The Chairman Elliot F. Kaye states, “At CPSC, our investigators and engineers continue to work diligently to find the root cause of the hoverboard fires that have occurred […]

Cough Syrup Recalls

A company is recalling two of its cough syrups due to mislabeling of the dosage cups which can lead to an accidental overdose. “The Perrigo Company is voluntarily recalling two batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and three batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ […]

Why dietary supplements and vitamins may be hazardous to your health

Residents around the world and in New York City recently celebrated the start of a new year. For many people making, and struggling to keep, resolutions to eat better, lose weight and exercise are an annual tradition. For many, discouraged by the slow progress they are making and disappointing results, the lure of dietary supplements […]


More and more places are banning the use of these so-called hoverboards. Keane University located in New Jersey is just the latest institution that is banning these devices because of the fire hazards (they are now banned from all major airlines) . In Brooklyn last week (December 30) FDNY was called to an apartment in […]

GM fails to dismiss first trial against them

General Motors, the Detroit-based Motor Vehicle Company is seeking to dismiss the evidence brought up against them in the case that has led to numerous others against the company. In 2014, GM was sued because of a faulty ignition switch which prevented the airbags from deploying after an accident. The case (along with numerous others) […]

Hoverboards; How dangerous are they?

This year’s most popular new toy just happens to be the most dangerous one as well. Hoverboards; those two-wheeled, self balancing “scooters” you see people riding on aren’t just a danger to the rider but there have been numerous reports of the board actually bursting into flames. Since September there have been a reported 20 […]

Consumers warned about exploding e-cigs

For years now, the many health risks and dangers associated with smoking cigarettes have been widely publicized. In response, several states throughout the U.S., including New York, have passed anti-smoking legislation which ban smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Faced with declining customers and profits, tobacco companies began marketing and selling electronic cigarettes, which were […]

New questions and concerns in the Takata airbag recall

Cars today are equipped with numerous safety features and technologies aimed to both prevent motor vehicle accidents and to prevent serious injury and death in the event an accident does occur. Front and side impact airbags are among those safety features credited with preventing the most injuries and saving the most lives. However, the recent […]

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