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A Warning to Parents

January 10, 2017 Blog,Consumer Tips

A frightening new video depicting a dresser falling when two toddlers climb on it underscores an alarming fact: on average a child dies every two weeks from furniture or a television falling onto them.

What NOT to shop for this holiday season

December 13, 2016 Blog,Consumer Tips

With the holiday shopping season revving up, it’s a good time for consumers to take a close look at toy safety. Although parents have every right to expect the toys they purchase to be safe, defective toys remain an ongoing problem.

A Boon for Consumers and a Blow to Wall Street

May 16, 2016 Blog,Consumer Tips

In a potential blow to Wall Street, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) is proposing legislation which prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses and allows consumers to bring class actions against financial firms.

Preparation is Key when faced with Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

June 6, 2013 Blog,Consumer Tips

Almost everyday, we read about the catastrophic effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires and more.

Man-made and natural hazards occur routinely in the United States. In fact, on average, nearly 70 Federal disaster declarations

Traffic Safety Administration Says Helmets Key to Injury Prevention

February 18, 2013 Blog,Consumer Tips

While the accident happened in a far off country, the recent tragic death in Thailand of a young couple cycling around the world offers a grim reminder of the perils involved in biking.

Flu Rates Continue to Rise Locally, Nationally

January 24, 2013 Blog,Consumer Tips

The flu epidemic continues to grow in this country, with regions like New York and Boston declaring influenza emergencies.

According to the CDC, influenza is widespread in 48 states, with new fatalities reported daily.

How Safe is Your Hospital?

January 10, 2013 Blog,Consumer Tips

Acccording to a new safety rating program, deaths due to hospital error constitute a “silent epidemic.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit focused on transparency and safety in hospitals, recently released the first-ever Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals from across the country.

Simple Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

December 18, 2012 Blog,Consumer Tips

Winter is the leading time of year for home fires in the U.S., and those dangers intensify during the holiday season.

According to data from the National Fire Protection Association,