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Before You Gift: The Year’s Most Dangerous Toys

We know it’s not easy buying holiday gifts for children. You don’t want to be the person who buys socks for the kids every year. You want to make sure the children in your life enjoy the gifts that you give them.
 
That being said, you also have the responsibility of giving kids gifts that are safe and won’t cause injuries later on in the year.
 
That’s a lot of pressure!
 
Luckily, with online resources like internet recalls, you can begin to narrow down your search.
 
The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of the Year
 
Let’s start by looking at the 10 most dangerous toys of 2016 according to WATCH.…

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Florida Man Sues after Samsung Note7 Explodes in His Pocket

With all the commotion over the iPhone 7’s new features, Samsung rushed to release its newest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The release of the Galaxy Note7 was exciting: waterproof protection and an iris scanner are just some of the phone’s new features. Very quickly after its release, however, stories started covering one accidental new feature – an exploding battery.
 
One of the victims of this exploding battery is Jonathan Strobel, a Palm Beach County resident. Strobel was holding his phone in his right pocket on September 9 when the battery ignited. The battery caused severe burns to his thigh, as well as extreme shock and pain. Seeking compensation for his injuries and related financial losses, Strobel decided to sue Samsung for damages in excess of $15,000.…

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Has Your Vehicle Been Affected in the Takata Airbag Recall?

 
Last month, nearly 34 million vehicles in the US were recalled by Takata, one of the world’s leading airbag suppliers. The decision affects vehicles by 10 different car manufacturers, generally made between the years 2002 to 2014. It is estimated that one in seven of the more than 250 automotive vehicles in the US will be recalled under the decision, making this the biggest automotive recall in our nation’s history.
 
Takata agreed to declare many of its airbags defective under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after six deaths and more than 100 injuries were linked to the issue. In these incidents, airbags would deploy explosively, seriously injuring or even killing passengers and drivers.…

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McDonald’s Recalls Shrek Drinking Glasses
 
Twelve million “Shrek Forever After 3D” drinking glasses are being voluntarily recalled by McDonald’s, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
 
The recall, announced on June 4, 2010, applies to four styles of Shrek glasses that were being sold for $2 each as a promotional tie-in with the movie “Shrek Forever After.”
 
The designs on the glasses were found to contain the carcinogen cadmium. Long-term exposure to cadmium can cause serious health effects including kidney, lung, intestinal or bone damage.
 
For additional information, contact McDonald’s toll-free at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.mcdonalds.com/glasses.…

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