Blog Posts in August, 2013

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  • What to Do in Case of a Fire

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Aug-2013

    According to estimates by the United States Fire Department, around 364,500 residential building fires occurred in 2011. These incidents were accompanied by around 13,900 injuries and 2,450 deaths. Building fires are one of the leading causes behind burn injuries. They can be extremely dangerous, especially in dense areas. However, both fatalities and injuries can be prevented if adequate ...
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  • Rental Car Safety Bill Passed by Senate in Honor of Santa Cruz Sisters

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Aug-2013

    In 2004, two Santa Cruz sisters were killed when their rental car caught fire and collided with a truck head-on on Highway 101 near Bradley. The Chrysler PT Cruiser was rented out to the victims by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Although the vehicle had been recalled a month prior to the accident due to a potential fire hazard, the rental company did not take it in for the appropriate repairs. After the ...
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  • 30,000 Light Up Toy Frogs & Ducks Recalled

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Aug-2013

    According to report made on August 7 by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 30,000 Light-Up Frog and Duck toys have been recalled in the U.S. for choking hazards. They were manufactured in China and distributed nationwide by Toysmith, a company based in Sumner, Washington. The toys are made of soft plastic and come in two varieties: green frogs and yellow ...
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  • 14,200 Colossal Water Ball Products Recalled in the United States

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Aug-2013

    According to a report by the United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), about 14,200 Colossal Water Ball products have been recalled in the United States along with 1,200 in Canada. The marble-sized toys were manufactured in China and imported by Be Amazing! Toys, a company based in Salt Lake City. The water-absorbing polymer balls were sold in two varieties: Monster Science ...
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