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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.

Chicco Polly high chairs recalled for bruising, laceration injuries

After multiple reported accidents involving children falling and receiving lacerations or bruises from the pegs on the rear legs of their high chairs, Chicco has issued a voluntary recall for more than 450,000 Chico Polly high chairs in the United States and over 30,000 in Canada. The manufacturer is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and was injured. Injuries include four lacerations requiring medical closure – stitches, tape or glue – and one scratched cornea. The recall is issued in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health ... Read More

Campaign aims to prevent child heatstroke injury, death in hot car

A partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Safe Kids Worldwide aims to raise awareness of child deaths from heatstroke in vehicles. The program will include a number of public events in various cities throughout the country during the month of July. It builds on a national awareness program with the theme of, “Where’s Baby? Look before you lock,” launched this year by the NHTSA. At least 532 children in the U.S. alone have died as a result of vehicular heatstroke since 1998, most of them younger than the age of 3. Heatstroke is the leading cause ... Read More

Watch food temperature when eating, cooking outdoors in hot weather

With warm weather upon us, most families are ready to get outside and enjoy the outdoors with friends and relatives alike. But cooking food outside, with temperatures rising in the hot summer months, may also increase the risk for higher amounts of bacteria within those foods. Most people are unaware that foodborne bacteria increase during the summer months. This is largely due to food being stored at incorrect temperatures and prepared in improper methods. In order to help keep people safe with food from the refrigerator to the picnic table, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a list of ... Read More

Dole recalls bagged lettuce due to listeria concerns

Despite no related illnesses being reported yet, Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a recall for 1,077 bagged lettuces that might contain listeria contamination. The lettuce was sold at Wal-Mart and Kroger stores in six states. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ... Read More

GM recalls Chevy Cruze for engine fire hazard

Due to a recently discovered risk of engine fires, General Motors (GM) has issued a recall for its well-known Chevrolet Cruze compact car, affecting 2011 and 2012 model years and more than 475,000 cars. The fires have been known to ignite when fluids, mostly oil, drip onto a hot plastic shield below the engine when being changed. The flames consumed and destroyed cars in two of the 30 known instances reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, no injuries have been reported, according to spokesman Alan Adler. In order to prevent the fires, dealers will be cutting ... Read More

Keeping baby in the shade is safest summer strategy

Although fun in the sun is great for the entire family, sometimes parents are forced to make decisions that they’re unaware could harm the weakest member of their family – the baby. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), infants out in the sun with too much sunscreen on can cause more harm than families may think. “The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun,” Cheryl Sachs, pediatrician at the FDA, says, “and to avoid exposure to the sun in the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when ultraviolet (UV) rays ... Read More

Keep fireworks safety in mind as Independence Day approaches

Whether you’re carrying a small bright sparkler or watching beautifully colored lights in the sky, fireworks have always inspired a sense of camaraderie within the hearts of Americans across the nation. However, not all Independence Day celebrations go exactly as planned. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2011 there were 200 people every day visiting the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries around July 4th festivities. “For thousands of consumers, last year’s Fourth of July celebration ended with a visit to the emergency room,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “CPSC wants you to understand the risks with ... Read More

Babies at risk for accidental death in unsafe sleep environments

As the most vulnerable member of a household, a baby should be the family’s number one priority at all times in matters of safety. This is especially true when handling a baby’s sleeping arrangements. However, there is a serious new problem rising dramatically in the past few years – parents placing their children in the bed with them and suffocating their baby unintentionally. Deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have decreased significantly in recent years, since public health campaigns began to teach parents the proper ways to place their baby in his crib. But a new study of SIDS, ... Read More

Play it safe this Memorial Day holiday!

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, safety should be a priority for adults and children alike. The American Red Cross, the nation’s premier emergency response organization, has released a number of tips for those of us traveling, swimming and grilling out on this summer holiday. If you are traveling, refrain from using electronic devices such as radios and cell phones while operating a vehicle. Be sure to make frequent stops if you are traveling far to avoid becoming drowsy while driving. Also, use caution when driving through work zones – it’s not a holiday for everyone, so keep an eye ... Read More