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Rubber tubes sold at Walmart recalled after causing skin irritation

This week, 20,500 inflatable rubber tubes sold at Walmart have been recalled due to numerous reports of skin irritation upon contact with the tubes. The tubes, made by Coleman, are black Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes. The recalled rubber tubes measure 36 inches in diameter and are about 15 inches tall, seating one person per tube. The Sevylor logo and River Racer logo can be seen on the outer side, printed in blue. The model number of the recalled tubes (2000014090) can be found on the inner side of the tube below the bottom left corner of the English ... Read More

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over crash injuries

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart seeking a jury trial and damages for injuries stemming from a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last month that left him critically injured. Mr. Morgan was riding back to New York in a limousine van after performing in Delaware when a tractor trailer owned and operated by the retail giant slammed his vehicle from behind. Mr. Morgan was one of three passengers critically injured in the June 7 crash in Cranbury Township, N.J. His friend and mentor James McNair, who performed under the name “Jimmy Mack,” died at the scene. ... Read More

Walmart driver that struck Tracy Morgan’s van was speeding, NTSB finds

The Walmart truck driver who crashed into the back of comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo van was speeding 20 mph over the limit and was near the maximum daily driving limit set by federal hours-of-service rules when the crash occurred, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report. NTSB investigators are also looking into whether driver Kevin Roper, 45, had been awake for more than 24 hours as a criminal complaint filed by New Jersey police stated. The crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7 as Mr. Morgan, his assistant, ... Read More

Tractor Trailer collision in Opelika leaves two drivers in critical condition

OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Police Department investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash that left two commercial truck drivers critically injured on U.S. Highway 280 Friday morning. A preliminary investigation determined that one tractor trailer has stopped at a red light in the eastbound lane of Highway 280 when another tractor trailer slammed into the back of it. Images of the crash scene show one truck belonging to Big M Transportation standing upright with a smashed-in cab while another 18-wheeler lies on its side amid heaps of tangled metal. The drivers of both trucks were airlifted to ... Read More

Tracy Morgan crash reignites efforts to preserve truck safety Hours-of-Service rules

The deadly crash involving a Walmart tractor trailer and several other vehicles that injured actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and others has triggered a backlash against Congressional efforts to relax Hours-of-Service rules mandating how many hours per day commercial truck drivers can work. Just two days before Saturday’s crash on the New Jersey turnpike, a Senate committee voted to suspend tougher hours-of-service regulations passed just last year. The tightened regulations were part of an effort to reverse a trend of escalating commercial truck crashes and fatalities that began in 2009, most of which are linked to driver fatigue. Opposition to the suspension ... Read More

Walmart driver faces criminal charges, lawsuit for crash that injured comedian, actor Tracy Morgan

A Walmart truck driver blamed for causing a New Jersey crash Saturday that killed one man and injured four others including actor/comedian Tracy Morgan faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the crash. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., was driving a Walmart tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike when his truck smashed into a limousine van carrying Mr. Morgan and other comedians. New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press Mr. Roper failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and swerved to avoid a collision, causing him to slam into Mr. Morgan’s van, which flipped upside ... Read More

Finger, fingertip amputations lead Walmart to recall nearly 73,400 Mainstays table and chair sets

Walmart, the American multinational retail corporation, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of about 73,400 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets. This recall comes shortly after Walmart discovered that the chairs can collapse without notice, posing both a fall hazard and risk of finger amputation to the consumer. The Mainstays card table sets come with a black padded metal folding table along with four black padded metal folding chairs. Printed on a white label, the chairs should have “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co,” or “Made by: Taiwan ... Read More

Retailers urged to implement crowd safety controls during ‘Black Friday’ holiday sales

In an effort to prevent trampling deaths and injuries from occurring in stores offering “doorbuster” holiday sales this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding U.S. retailers to take adequate precautions and be prepared to properly manage crowds that gather in anticipation of major sales events. Black Friday injuries and deaths have been of particular concern to federal safety regulators since the a Walmart employee was trampled to death in 2008 after he opened the doors early on Black Friday to an anxious crowd. Several others, including a pregnant woman, were injured in the stampede that literally ... Read More

Walmart, CVS, Target recall store-brand eye drops because of possible contamination

Certain Walmart-, CVS– and Target-brand eye drops to treat dry eyes are being recalled because of complaints that mold was found floating in the solution. Altarie Pharmaceuticals issued the recall on nine lots of carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 30 mL, citing concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative after use and handling by consumers. An ineffective preservative could lead to the solution becoming contaminated, which if used creates a potential risk of eye infection. The recall includes equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye drops Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5%, Sterile, 1 FL OZ (30mL), distributed by Walmart Stores, Inc.; Lubricant eye drops for ... Read More

Walmart settles criminal pollution charges in California for $81 million

Walmart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for illegally dumping hazardous waste into landfills and down sewer drains across California. The retail giant has agreed to pay $81 million to resolve the charges, which it has been fighting in court for nearly a decade. According to the Associated Press, Walmart entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco. The agreement also resolves similar criminal pollution charges in Missouri. Twenty prosecutors and 32 environmental groups were involved in the litigation against Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and private employer. Three years ago, the company agreed to pay $27.6 ... Read More