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    • Rollercoaster Accident Was Avoidable, Says State Inspectors

      Rollercoaster Accident Was Avoidable, Says State Inspectors

      A rollercoaster accident at Knott’s Berry Farm, in Orange County, that injured two people could have been avoided, say state inspectors, if the ride had been inspected more diligently.

    • Study Reveals High Levels of Lead In Lipstick

      Study Reveals High Levels of Lead In Lipstick

      Lead levels in lipstick are higher than previously reported according to a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
      The agency tested 20 (unidentified brands) lipsticks and…

    • Man Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Hayward

      Man Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Hayward

      An Amtrak train struck and killed a man on Wednesday in Hayward. Officials are investigating the accident. The man has not yet been identified but but officials confirmed he had been walking…

    • New Era Canning Company Recalls Green Beans and Garbanzo Beans

      New Era Canning Company Recalls Green Beans and Garbanzo Beans

      New Era Canning Company, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling all cans of green beans and garbanzo beans in #10 cans because they may be contaminated by Clostridium botulinum bacterium spores. The codes on the recalled products start with “00249,” or the letters “GREEN” or “GARB”. The recall doesn’t include Italian Green Beans. Clostridium botulinum bacterium spores have the potential…

    • KYMCO Recalls ATVs Because of Suspension Failure

      KYMCO Recalls ATVs Because of Suspension Failure

      KYMCO USA, in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 1,350 2006-2008 Model Year MXU 500 All Terrain Vehicles due to suspension failure.The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.So far the company has received two reports of minor injury and six reports…

    • Do Not Drink Metromint Flavored Water- It May be Contaminated

      Do Not Drink Metromint Flavored Water- It May be Contaminated

      The California Department of Health announced Wednesday, December 5, that consumers should not drink Metromint Flavored Water because it may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Soma Beverage Co., LLC., in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling all bottles of Metromint flavored water (Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint and Lemonmint) with a “Best Before”…

    • Oki Data Digital Color Printers Recalled for Electrical Hazard

      Oki Data Digital Color Printers Recalled for Electrical Hazard

      Oki Data, in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of their C9600 series digital color printers due to an internal electrical problem that can cause an electrical shock.”Oki Printing Solutions” and model “C9600″ are printed on the front of the products. The following serial numbers, which can be located on the back of the printers, are included in the recall:AA56002655A0…

    • Train Smashes into Truck on Railroad Tracks

      Train Smashes into Truck on Railroad Tracks

      An Amtrak train traveling northbound struck a large truck that was parked next to the railroad tracks, on Tuesday night. The train accident happened at 9:25 p.m., the driver of the truck was not at the scene and no one was injured.The big rig was parked to close to the train tracks, according to California Highway Patrol.Authorities are investigating the accident and are unsure why the truck was…

    • Personal Injury Lawyers Must Think Twice Before Taking on Fire Claim

      Personal Injury Lawyers Must Think Twice Before Taking on Fire Claim

      This week, I was one of many attorneys who received an e-mail from Richard Alexander, a very accomplished and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in San Jose. The subject of Alexander’s e-mail was very relevant especially at this time when the wildfires that have ravaged Southern California are subsiding and people affected by the fire are starting to look for adjusters and attorneys to help…

    • Fisher-Price Recalls 'Go Diego Go' Boat Toys for Lead Hazard

      Fisher-Price Recalls 'Go Diego Go' Boat Toys for Lead Hazard

      Fisher-Price, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary toy recall of 38,000 “Go Diego Go” boat toys, made in China, due to the surface paint containing excessive levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by small children. Consumers are advised to take the recalled toys away from small children and contact Fisher-Price for a free…