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    FDA Warns Heart Device Connected to Deaths and Injuries

    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a serious warning over the use of Abiomed’s left-sided Impella heart pumps, which can perforate the heart and have already been implicated in 49 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Although the FDA is not mandating a product recall, it has put forth what is known as[…]

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    March 17th–24th is National Poison Prevention Week

    You may not know it, but household items like cleaning agents, prescription medications and pesticides can be dangerous to your two-legged and four-legged family members alike. Congress created National Poison Prevention Week, an annual, week-long awareness campaign, in 1961 to teach Americans about unintentional poisonings and how to safely store (as well as dispose of)[…]

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    New Federal Infant Sleep Safety Standard

    A Consumer Reports analysis determined that inclined sleepers have been the culprits in at least 92 deaths and more than 1,000 incidents (some of which resulted in serious injuries) among young children. Inclined sleepers create an array of catastrophic hazards: chiefly, that they position an infant’s body at an upward angle between 10 and 30[…]

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    Most Dangerous Toys of 2020

    Believe it or not, not all toys are safe for children. Even ones that are for sale in stores or online may come with a slew of unknown hazards. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it is important to know which ones are notorious for causing injury. Every year, consumer watchdog groups compile data to[…]

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    Safely Using Portable Generators

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants people to take note: the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, electrical dangers, and house fires increase after a storm hits. More than 36 million people experience power outages every year, making portable generators a popular choice for powering up their essential appliances while main utility providers are down.[…]

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