A news release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in early May announced the five recipients of a grant program from the Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP). These states and local governments will receive over $860,000 in funds to provide education, training, and enforcement of pool safety requirements with the goal of saving lives…

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kolcraft have re-announced a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory and are urging consumers to take action to prevent the risk of infant suffocation and injury. Children’s product manufacturer Kolcraft has re-issued a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory included with their bassinet and inclined sleepers to help…

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Parking lots and parking garages can have hundreds of visitors a day. With so many drivers pulling in and out of spots, circling around looking for spots, and trying to enter and exit the lots, there is always a risk of a collision. According to the National Safety Council, the highest number of parking lot-related…

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Swimming pool drains pose a serious risk to swimmers of all ages, but especially to children. The suction from a pool drain can easily lead to the entrapment of hair, limbs, or accessories, like jewelry or bathing suit decorations. This is why pool owners must take care to ensure their drain covers comply with safety…

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For years, the maxim “bigger is better” has applied to larger vehicles. Trucks, minivans, SUVs and crossovers are long believed to be the safest vehicles on the roads. Their larger frames and reinforced bodies should protect drivers and passengers in a crash, and may drivers feel safer because they are higher up, which they believe…

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The entire team here at Phelan Petty is proud to announce that the firm was recently selected for inclusion in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” 2021 Edition. And, Best Law Firms also highlighted the practice as a Tier 1 firm in the Richmond area for exceptional work in the areas of: Medical…

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A recent exposé from the Boston Globe uncovered a startling amount of information about commercial trucking companies and government oversight – or rather, the lack of government oversight. The article follows a string of truck accidents and tragedies, all of which may have been avoided had these trucking companies been penalized or shut down by…

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A recent report to Congress shows dangerously high levels of heavy metals, like lead and arsenic, in a variety of popular baby foods. This report, released on February 4, states that some of these baby foods contain “significant levels” of these toxic metals, which can lead to irreversible neurological damage in infants and children. This…

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