When you hear the phrase "product defect," you may think of cell phones exploding or toys coated with lead paint. Most consumers might not expect the package that the product comes in to be potentially dangerous. But boxes, bottles and o ther forms of packaging can prove harmful as well.
Walk around Santa Monica and you're bound to see several of them: the pay-as-you-go electric scooters that are all the rage. They're convenient when you need to go a short distance, fast. But they can also be dangerous. Learn more about how to use them safely:
"Co-sliding" isn't a term you hear often, but it's something that happens all the time, every day, at parks and playgrounds across America. You can easily picture the scene: A wide-eyed toddler standing atop a slide that suddenly seems much taller than the little guy (or girl) realized. Mom or dad climbs up and offers to take the kiddo down in their lap - "wheeeeeeeeeeee!"
Deadly machines aren't found only at construction sites. In fact, some of the deadliest tools and equipment are in almost every household - not to mention every home improvement store and nearly every backyard. Understanding the hazards is critical to using these machines safely.
Backyard swimming pools provide endless hours of fun for children of all ages. But they also pose a deadly hazard. For every pool owner, safety should be the No. 1 concern. Yet many pool owners - including parents and grandparents - aren't aware that a single safety measure (such as adult supervision) isn't enough. It's critical to have multiple "layers of protection."
It's nearly summer, and for many kids, that means long, lazy days spent splashing in the pool. Unfortunately, summer also means a spike in drownings - the leading cause of death for children under age four.
Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating. They have a big impact on all areas of life, from victims' physical and emotional well-being to their career goals and financial outlook to their day-to-day mobility and quality of life.
It's easy to overlook the dangers that lurk in our own homes. Millions of Americans are injured every year due to common household products. While it's not possible to completely eliminate the risks of everyday hazards, it is possible to protect yourself by learning more about the dangers. Awareness is the first step toward reducing devastating injuries.
Coaching soccer for underprivileged girls was a great way to earn some extra money to supplement your salary. It also allowed you to pursue your passion for the game, and it didn't hurt that your company sponsored the team. It was amazing. Until, of course, you were hit in the head by a flyaway ball kicked by the striker very close to you.