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Bret Hanna

Thanksgiving Reminder: Fry the Turkey, Not the Family or the House

As Thanksgiving approaches, turkeys are appearing in homes across the nation. There are many ways to cook a turkey, but one very popular way to do it is to deep fry them. Unfortunately, using a…

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The Onset of Colder Weather Warrants Carbon Monoxide Danger Reminder

Depending on the source consulted, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths account for somewhere between 200 and 700 deaths per year in the United States. For every death, approximately 5 more…

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Power Windows Remain a Danger

Power windows in cars remain a silent, mostly unknown potential killer of children. The biggest problem is the type of switches used by U.S. auto manufacturers, as opposed to those commonly used by…

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Manufactured Home? Make Sure it Stays Put

Given the lingering economic malaise in the real estate market, living in a lower cost manufactured home may be a good alternative to trying to purchase a traditional home. Such homes may also be a…

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Complaints About Hip Implants Skyrocket

According to an analysis performed by The New York Times, complaints about so-called metal on metal hip implants registered by the Food and Drug Administration to date in 2011 surpass the number…

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Dangerous Fuel Gel Recalled

According to an article which appeared in the New York Times, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with the manufacturer, has issued a recall of about 460,000 jugs and…

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Are Car Seat Heaters Dangerous?

If you are a driver or passenger with reduced or no sensation below the waist because you are disabled or are diabetic, the answer is maybe. At present, there are no standards for how hot the…

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“McDonald’s Coffee” Case Myth Suffers Another Blow

A Utah couple will get another trial after the defense attorney made an inappropriate reference to the McDonald’s coffee case during closing argument in their first trial. John Boyle was struck in a…

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Feds Launch Pipeline Safety Initiative

In the wake of a number of pipeline failures, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood launched a nationwide pipeline safety initiative yesterday. The failures include a natural gas pipeline explosion in…

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Third Hand Smoke Study Highlights Dangers

A recent study completed by a research team at San Diego State University highlights the dangers of third hand smoke to new residents of homes previously occupied by a smoker. If you’ve stayed in a…