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Temp Temple

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Temp Temple is the Communications Assistant for Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Web Development department. Born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., Temp began writing for Righting Injustice as an intern following his sophomore year at Belmont University, where he received the Bruin Blog Scholarship and wrote for the university’s official blog each semester. Now a full-time employee of the firm, Temp is a graduate of Huntingdon College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Temp writes a variety of posts during his workday ranging from assorted recalls to firm and national litigation, and special events happening across the nation.

94,700 Water-Absorbent Toys Recalled Due To Serious Ingestion Hazard

Dunecraft Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a voluntary recall of 94,700 Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H20 Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers toys.  The firm received one report of an 8-month-old girl from Texas who ingested a Water Balz toy and suffered an intestinal obstruction that required surgical removal. No deaths have been reported. These marble-sized toys absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size; however, if this toy is ingested, it expands inside the body, causing a blockage in the small intestine.  This blockage would result in severe ... Read More

PAPYRUS 2012 Signature Ornaments Collection Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Mold

As one of the many staples of the Christmas season, Christmas ornaments often bring cheerful memories of spending time with those closest to our hearts; however, for some unfortunate families, this year’s festivities may bring about different emotions. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and PAPYRUS, an innovative specialty retailer of personal expression products in North America, have announced a voluntary recall of the 2012 PAPYRUS Signature Collection Ornaments due to the discovery of Aspergillus mold spores on the products.  This possible presence of mold could pose a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems ... Read More

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month coincides with holiday gift-giving season

In order to best prepare the public for the holiday chaos that waits beyond the gates of December, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has declared December as National Safe Toys and Gifts month. In 2007 alone, the CPSC reported 18 toy-related deaths and an estimated 170,100 hospital emergency-room treated injuries to children younger than 15.  When looking for the perfect children’s gift, CPSC recommends the following toy safety shopping tips: Younger than 3 Years Old: – Avoid buying toys that may contain small parts to avoid choking hazards. – Marbles, balls and games with balls that have a ... Read More

CPSC Recalls more than 450,000 LG and Kenmore Elite Top-Loading Washing Machines

More than 450,000 LG and Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machines are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after at least 343 reported instances of excessive shaking, of which at least 187 assessed minor property damage and one minor injury. The excessive shaking is believed to be caused by an unbalanced load, which can lead to the drum becoming loose, posing possible property damage or injury to consumers.  Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or water-resistant items, such as mattress covers/pads and similar items increase the chances of loads becoming unbalanced. ... Read More

GM Recalls Midsize Pickup Trucks Due To Sudden Hood Openings While In Motion

General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks due to the chance the front hood can unexpectedly open and restrict the driver’s vision while in motion. The recalled vehicles are from 2010 through 2012 model years.  Most of these trucks were sold in North America. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the trucks may not have a secondary hood latch.  If this is the case, when the main latch is not properly fastened, the hood of the vehicle can open while in motion. No reports of injuries ... Read More

Tip-Over Fatalities Have Continued To Rise Each Year Since 2009

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the outcome of a recent study on young children and the amount of injuries and deaths linked to tip-over related incidents.  Oftentimes, when a young child is searching for a toy, remote, or other desired item, the child will attempt to use dressers or tables as climbing devices.  The results of this action, however, have proven to be deadly. Between 2000 and 2011, the CPSC data report shows that 349 consumers (84 percent of which were children younger than age 9) were killed when TVs, furniture or appliances toppled over onto them. ... Read More

Honda To Recall Around 871,000 Vehicles Due To Roll-Away Incidents

After multiple reports of problems related to the ignition switch, Honda Motor Company will be recalling around 871,000 vehicles that have a tendency to roll away once the ignition key has been removed.  Honda believes this is due to the ignition interlock system becoming damaged or worn in time, enabling the key to be removed regardless of whether or not the vehicle’s transmission lever has been shifted into park. “If the transmission is not in park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll away and a crash could occur,” Honda said in a recent statement. This ... Read More

Another Trader Joe’s Recall Brings Food Safety Into Question

Due to a possible presence of the bacteria Listeria, Trader Joe’s, a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores, has announced a recall of 4,865 pounds of Trader Joe’s brand Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice entrées.  While 19 cartons of the recalled product have been halted at the distribution center, 240 cartons have already circulated to Trader Joe’s retail stores along the East Coast. These stores have been contacted and instructed to remove these recalled entrees from store shelves. To identify the recently recalled “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” entrée, look for the product code “2012-10-31” and lot code “30512” ... Read More

KidCo Inc. Recalls 220,000 Infant Travel Beds After Possible Death and Injury Incidents

After several incidents involving infants and young children becoming entrapped and experiencing physical distress in the product, KidCo Inc., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a voluntary recall of around 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds. According to the CPSC, infants and young children may become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent due to rolling off the edge of the inflatable mattress. There have been six reported incidents total sent to the CPSC; one of which may have resulted in the death of a 5-month-old boy in New York. ... Read More

CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard For Infant Swings

Due to the large amount of infant swing-related incidents, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously (3-0) to approve a new federal mandatory safety standard in order to improve the safety of infant swings and prevent injuries and deaths to children. Infant swings enable an infant to swing in a seated position and were intended for use with infants from birth until the child is able to sit up unassisted. The new federal standard will also be required for cradle and travel swings and will consist of the following: A more explicit warning label to prevent slump-over deaths ... Read More