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Nearly 1 million Delta cribs affected by recall

This week, the news of a serious defect in cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, NY, was released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Today the agency said the voluntary recall will affect 985,000 drop side cribs. The affected cribs are missing safety pegs, which can result in entrapment and suffocation of infants and toddlers when crib locks can disengage and detach, creating a hazardous gap. According to the CPSC release, the defect has resulted in the death of an 8-month-old child, who became entraped and suffocated. The CPSC also is aware of two additional entrapments ... Read More

Defective switch can cause auto fire

CNNMoney.com reported today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a second warning to owners of selected Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUVs, pickups, vans and passenger cars to take their vehicles to a local dealership for a cruise control switch repair. The switch, if defective, could lead to a fire at any time, even if the cruise control switch is not in use or the vehicle is turned off, parked and unattended. NHTSA expressed concerns that only 5 million of the 12 million vehicles involved in the recall have been repaired. A similar warning was issued in ... Read More

15-passenger van dangerous carpool

As youngsters head back to school, many will be sharing the ride on public transportation or a school bus. In many cases, students traveling to smaller schools, special events or sporting activities may climb into a 15-passenger van. The vehicle is a popular choice to relatively inexpensively and conveniently transport small groups. But it could be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the risk of a rollover crash is greatly increased when 10 or more people ride in a 15-passenger van. There are two main factors at play – vehicle design and driver reaction to the ... Read More

Recalled product inserted in patient

After suffering months of excruciating pain following surgery, a Virginia Beach, Va., woman learned yesterday that a recalled mesh patch had been used by the hospital where she underwent a hernia operation nearly a year ago. The Kugel Mesh patch, made by Davol Incorporated, was recalled by the FDA because it breaks up after insertion in patients, which can result in serious injury. A report on WAVY TV-10 in Virgina Beach said the hospital initially denied using the recalled product on the patient, Judith Coyne. But Coyne and her son, who uncovered the mesh patch recall alert while researching possible ... Read More