Category: safety

RECALL ♦ Maclaren ♦ CPSC ♦ Target Stores ♦ Babies R Us ♦ CHILD HAZARD for finger amputation

A million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies “R” Us have been recalled, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism. The amputation risk occurs when a child’s finger is placed in the hinge mechanism of a stroller while it is being unfolded. When the opened stroller locks into…

The Gardens ♦ Colony Cove ♦ Terra Siesta ♦ Ellenton ♦ Manatee County ♦ GOLF CART ACCIDENT ♦ US Hwy 301

MANATEE – Golf carts are illegal on state roads, with a few exceptions: The golf cart crossing at U.S. 301 and Colony Club North/Coquina Drive in Manatee County is legal. Recently, the president of the Homeowners Association of Colony Cove said the residents have stopped driving their carts on the U.S. 301 sidewalks. Residents are…

FATAL BUS CRASH – NTSB finds array of “startling problems” causing bus crash – SAFETY INSPECTIONS

NATIONAL – According to the NTSB, “A punctured tire caused the bus crash that killed seventeen (17) people heading to a church retreat last year. The investigators also uncovered many other startling problems with the bus company, the driver and the safety inspections that allowed the bus to stay on the road.” Many federal agencies…

2010 – Vehicle safety tests to become more rigorous – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

NATIONWIDE – In a column in the Wall Street Journal (8/25), Joseph White writes that beginning with 2010 models, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will require that vehicles meet higher standards for roof strength in order to receive its top safety pick rating. In addition, starting with 2011 models, the National Highway Traffic Safety…

JET SKI • WAVE RUNNER • PWC • YAMAHA • KAWASAKI • SEA DOO •Avoid Accidents • THINK SAFETY FIRST • Clearwater, Madeira Beach, John’s Pass, St. Pete Bch

Water Safety – Boats and Jet Ski’s Never operate a jet-ski or boat while under the influence of alcohol. Never operate a boat or Jet Ski in swimming areas. Always wear a personal flotation device when operating a boat or Jet Ski. Jumping boat wakes on a jet ski may be fun, but it is…

PREVENT BICYCLE ACCIDENTS • Be sure your child knows how to stay safe this SUMMER! • LARGO • SEMINOLE • PINELLAS PARK • ST. PETE • CLEARWATER

BE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS HOW TO STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER! Always Wear a Helmet – It’s the Law! Make Sure Your Bike is Adjusted Properly ABC Check – Check Air, Brakes, & Chain See and Be Seen Avoid Biking at Night Ride to the Right with Traffic Stay Alert Check for Traffic – particularly…

PLEASE THINK SAFETY IF YOU CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY WITH FIREWORKS – PREVENT INJUIRES – CHILDREN & TEENS NEED SUPERVISION

Many people this Fourth of July weekend will celebrate with cookouts, a trip to the beach, outdoor concerts and fireworks. The Fourth of July is a peak time for fireworks sales; but every year unsafe fireworks are involved in serious injuries, including loss of sight, severe burns, and loss of limbs, particularly fingers.According to the…

AVOID ACCIDENTS WITH CHILDREN ♦ Bicyclist ♦ Pedestrians ♦ Scooters ♦ Skateboards ♦ School is out for summer

SCHOOL’S OUT for summer. Here are some reminders for motorists: Slow down and pay attention when traveling in neighborhoods and near parks, schools and playgrounds. Be alert for bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians’ they’re harder to see. Watch for kids at play! Children on foot and on bikes are unpredictable and may dart out into traffic….

CPSC policies seen as resulting in improved child safety ◊ Injuries reduced ◊ Death rate falls ◊ Safety laws ◊ Baby walkers ◊ Crib accidents ◊

NATIONAL – USA Today reports that thanks to research and good public policy, children are benefiting “from a wealth of new research, as well as the safety laws and better products based on those research findings.” Nationwide, the “death rates from unintentional injuries among children under 19” fell “nearly 50% in 1981, from 27 deaths…

MOTORCYCLE CRASH RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH can be AVOIDED • PINELLAS • PASCO • POLK • HILLSBOROUGH • MANATEE • SARASOTA • HERNANDO • CITRUS

Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the road. Because motorcycles do not have seat belts, you can be thrown off your seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or even death. Imagine your chance for survival if a truck strikes you, or if you strike it. Hitting a…