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Holiday Cheer Requires Increased Safety Precautions

November 29, 2010  ·  By HM&M


Parents of toddlers beware! The holiday season is a time of great joy, but can also be a time of great tragedy if proper precautions are not instituted. Authorities in Ohio say “a toddler fell into a septic tank and was critically injured while being watched by a woman putting up outdoor Christmas lights.” (Waterford Ohio AP, 11/24).

Fortunately the toddler survived, although he was not breathing when he was rescued. However, Christmas lights can pose many hazards to toddlers – distractions to parents, and, if within their reach, another object to put in their mouths.

As a personal injury lawyer in Chicago, I urge all parents of young children to take certain precautions when decorating for the holidays. Keep small objects (like ornaments) and lights out of toddler's reach. Additionally, menorah candles pose another risk if within the reach of children, and children must always be supervised adequately.

November 29, 2010

Feds Move to Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks

A New York senator says “federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week.” (Washington AP, 11/16). After much recent publicity, the Food and Drug Administration is expected “to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks.” If this in fact happens, then the Federal... Read More

November 29, 2010

Lowe's Recalls About 11M Blinds, Roman Shades

As a Chicago personal injury attorney, I attempt to make the public aware of product recalls. The following is a recent recall, that has serious consequences. If you own these products, please take action quickly. Lowe's recalled approximately 11 million blinds and Roman shades on Wednesday following concerns that children could strangle on the cords... Read More

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