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Hoverboards and Self-Balancing Scooters Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard



Christmas 2015 saw an explosion in the popularity of self-balancing scooters, dubbed “hoverboards.”  In the first holiday season since their release, more than 500,000 hoverboards were added to American households. According to the Washington Post, one hoverboard sold every 12 seconds on Cyber Monday, making it the hottest gift of the season. What all those […]

It’s Summertime in Northern Michigan: Safety Checks for the Barbecue Grill



According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 7,000 grill fires requiring fire department response in the United States each year. Of these fires, six out of every seven are caused by gas grills. By following a few simple guidelines for gas barbecue grill safety, you and your family can enjoy a […]

Keep Kids Safe from Dog Bites



 Many animal experts agree that most dog bites are preventable if children are taught proper respect for animals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 4 and a half million dog bites reported each year. Those same statistics tell us that half of those bitten are children between 5 and […]

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer



Whether you have been injured in an auto accident, a fall, or you were hurt by a defective product, hiring a personal injury attorney is essential for securing the best possible financial outcome of your case. Serious injuries can result in loss of wages and mounting medical expenses from months or even years of ongoing […]

Medication Dispensing Errors are on the Rise, Tips to Take an Active Role in Prevention



When we aren’t feeling well or have incurred an injury, we make an appointment with a doctor for examination and treatment.  It’s natural to trust the diagnosis and any medications that are prescribed; however, medication errors do happen, and they are on the rise. A recent study conducted at Mass General, the nation’s leading hospital in […]

Social Media Warning for Your Personal Injury Case



Social media has become an integral part of many of our daily lives. Every day, people of all ages from all walks of life log onto their favorite social media outlet and share their activities, thoughts and feelings. It’s a natural inclination to post pictures and accounts of important events, but for individuals involved in […]

Winter Driving Tips: Stay Safe on Michigan Roadways During Winter



Michigan drivers are all too familiar with the driving conditions in winter, yet each year thousands of accidents, injuries and deaths occur due to the winter weather even though many could be avoided if drivers follow a few rules and drive accordingly. Start out by making sure your car is in good working condition and […]

Stay Safe: 5 Recent Consumer Safety Recalls



Martha Stewart Collection™ 10-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set Dec 29, 2015 The Martha Stewart cookware that is specified in the recall are the 8 inch and 10 inch stainless steel fry pans, which were sold in a 10 piece collection. Only the two pieces are included in the recall. The rivets that attach the pans […]

What to Know about Generators and Carbon Monoxide



More and more people are purchasing generators as they become more affordable and easy to use. Once you’ve had your power out for more than a few hours, purchasing a generator makes a lot of sense. No one wants to throw out a refrigerator full of food or take a shower in the dark. So […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Children Safe



Parents know all too well how babies, toddles and even older children can be full of energy, and by nature, curious, which can lead to dangerous situations. The best way to keep your baby and toddlers safe is to never take your eyes off of them. However, despite parents best efforts, millions of children visit […]