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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.

GM recalls sedans for problem with gear shift posing crash risk

After four crashes reported to General Motors LCC (GM), the auto manufacturer is recalling more than 473,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans around the world. At issue is a part on the shift cable that may fracture. If the part does fracture, drivers could be misled as to what gear their vehicle is in, putting the vehicle at risk to roll away when drivers believe the vehicle is in park. According to GM, currently the No. 1 automaker in the U.S., the recall includes model years 2007-2010 Saturn Aura and 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles equipped with four-speed ... Read More

Will you sign the pledge not to text and drive?

Although texting while driving was recently banned in Alabama and other states, lawmakers are struggling to connect with the teen demographic about the dangers of texting while driving. Assisting in this effort is AT&T, which remains committed to putting an end to texting while driving with its campaign, “It Can Wait.” The “It Can Wait” initiative focuses on educating teens and the general public about the reality of texting and driving and the dangers it presents. The campaign has established “No Text On Board Pledge Day” September 19, which encourages everyone to make a commitment to never text while driving. ... Read More

New technology reduces generator CO emissions, improves safety

Historically, furnaces have been responsible for the most non-fire carbon monoxide (CO) deaths in the United States. But CO deaths have been on the rise since 1999, when generators hit the consumer market. In fact, from 2006 to 2008, generators surpassed furnaces for CO deaths, accounting for 43 percent of CO deaths compared to heating systems, such as furnaces, at 33 percent. Now a new study released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) demonstrates that innovative technology can now dramatically reduce deadly CO emissions from certain portable gasoline-powered generators. If what the study proves is indeed accurate, this ... Read More

Is your loved one safe in a nursing home?

Curious to know what was happening to a paralyzed patient in a nursing home when they were not present, one family decided to take matters into their own hands. They hired a company to install hidden cameras at Chandler Health & Rehab Center in Alabaster. Despite most of the employees providing professional nursing home care, their suspicions were proven to be correct when evidence of abusive personnel was found on the hidden camera footage. While the police investigation of what exactly took place at Chandler Health & Rehab Center is still ongoing, it is not unusual for families to worry ... Read More

Child safety seats recalled, may pose risk of serious injury in crash

With respect to minimizing potential danger, Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling more than 794,000 infant, convertible, and booster restraint systems that were sold as individual seats or part of a mobile system (such as a stroller). The harness locking and release button does not always correctly return to its locked position, possibly allowing the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat. This occurrence could allow the harness to become loose and in the event of a vehicle crash, the child may be insufficiently protected and at an increased risk ... Read More

Child death leads Blind Xpress to recall window blinds for strangulation hazard

In cooperation with Blind Xpress of Livonia, Michigan, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of roughly 315,000 custom-made horizontal blinds and 139,000 vertical blinds due to a strangulation hazard. Reportedly, a 2-year-old girl from Michigan became entangled and choked in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the floor or wall in 2009. Blind Xpress custom vertical blinds have an adjustment cord that forms a loop, is not attached to the floor or wall and even certain blinds have a weighted device at the bottom of the loop. The custom ... Read More

Suicide Prevention Week is opportunity to draw attention to link to TBI

September 9-15, 2012, is the 38th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness of suicide and of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. In the United States, suicide is the tenth leading cause of all deaths and the third leading cause among individuals between the ages of 15 to 24. It is estimated that one American completes suicide every 14.2 minutes with approximately 922,725 Americans attempting each year. However, depression alone might not always be the cause of suicide or suicidal thoughts. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by bumps, blows or jolts to ... Read More

Sherwin-Williams recalls several types of spray paints for fire hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sherwin-Williams Company announced a voluntary recall of more than 118,000 units of four different products sold at various stores. While no injuries have yet been reported, Sherwin-Williams’ aerosol cans of Krylon® Triple Thick Glaze, Krylon® Indoor/Outdoor Crystal Clear satin acrylic finish, Dupli-Color Perfect Match™ automotive paint in green metallic, and Tree House Studio™ Clear Acrylic Matte Coating have all been removed from shelves due to leaks, posing a fire hazard to consumers if the can is near a source of ignition. If you own any cans of Krylon® Triple Thick ... Read More

U.S. on track for deadliest West Nile virus outbreak since 2003

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile virus is spreading farther, faster and earlier this season and is on track to becoming the worst outbreak in our nation’s history. 2003 currently holds the record for the worst outbreak of West Nile virus in the United States with 9,862 cases reported and 264 deaths. West Nile is spread by mosquitos. The states worst hit by the West Nile virus are Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Illinois – these states currently make up 75 percent of the 1,118 cases. Texas alone has 586 cases of West ... Read More

Honda recalls CR-V and Acura ILX models for defective door locks

Despite no accidents or injuries being reported from the issue, Honda is recalling more than 320,000 Honda-CR-V and Acura ILX vehicles worldwide due to defective door locks. This may result in the doors not closing entirely or latching securely, putting drivers at risk of having their door open during operation. The recall within the United States will affect more than 166,000 Honda CR-V crossovers for model years up to 2012 and over 6,200 Acura ILX sedans for model years up to 2013. According to the statement released by American Honda, the problem occurs when the driver within the vehicle uses ... Read More