Blog Posts in June, 2012

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  • 10,000 Cooper Tires Recalled due to Contaminated Rubber Tire Separation

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Jun-2012

    Contaminated rubber in tire tread compounds has led to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company recalling 10,236 tires due to the possibility that the contaminated tread may separate from the tires early in the products’ life. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this auto product recall affects tires produced from December 2011 through January 2012. The tires ...
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  • Have a Safe Independence Day in San Jose: Prevent Dangerous Fireworks Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Jun-2012

    Independence Day celebrations in San Jose and throughout all of California are known for their extensive use of fireworks to celebrate our country. And while these explosives are both patriotic and exhilarating, an accident can lead to life-altering injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released information showing that 65 percent of all 2011 fireworks injuries ...
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  • Man Struck, Killed by Truck While Walking on Highway 1 in Capitola

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Jun-2012

    Police are currently investigating the death of a 63-year-old man from Soquel who was killed when he was struck by a truck on Highway 1. According to The Contra Costa Times, the accident occurred just before 8 a.m. on June 20 when the man was struck by a truck while on foot on the highway. While the exact details are not clear currently, witnesses have said that the victim somehow got in front of ...
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  • Do You Know the Signs of Drowning in San Mateo Swimming Pool Accidents?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Jun-2012

    With many movies depicting the thrashing and violent nature of drowning, many may think they would be able to spot a drowning victim in case of an emergency. But the truth is, drowning looks nothing like it does in most movies, which is something that most people do not realize until it is too late. Contrary to popular belief, drowning is not the violent and splash-filled disaster that one often ...
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  • Woman Dies after Crashing into Big Rig on I-880 in Milpitas

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Jun-2012

    A San Jose woman died on June 11 after crashing into a semi truck on southbound Interstate 880 in Milpitas. As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, the woman had apparently drifted on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway when she ran into the back of the big rig, suffering fatal injuries. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that the woman was driving a 2004 Acura just after ...
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  • What Chemicals Might Be Making You Sick in the Workplace?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Jun-2012

    A northern California worker does not have to work in a related field to be at risk for seriously harmful chemical exposure, an incident which may occur all at once or over an extended period of time. While construction workers and those working in a field directly dealing with chemical use are often exposed to highly dangerous chemicals, even an everyday office worker may be impacted by chemical ...
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  • 86-Year-Old Man Rescued from Burning San Jose Home

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Jun-2012

    A recent fire at a home on King Road in San Jose nearly took the life of an 86-year-old man and resulted in the death of his dog. As reported by The San Jose Mercury News, firefighters rescued the elderly man after learning of a fire at 3 a.m. on May 4 but could not save his pet. Firefighters arrived at the burning house two minutes after being alerted and began to immediately search the home. ...
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  • 35,000 Evenflo High Chairs Recalled due to Fall Hazard

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Jun-2012

    A risk of product failure and falling for children has led to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling 35,000 convertible high chairs distributed by Miamisburg, Ohio-based company Evenflo Inc. The activity tray of the high chair, which is snapped in place in front of the sitting child, has been found to unexpectedly detach from the chair. If the child is not restrained in the ...
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