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Mark Bello

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Hot On The Market And Already Up In Flames

You may remember last holiday shopping season when hoverboards sparked safety concerns over their lithium ion batteries, after numerous reports of fires. Now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone, only one month on the market, is suffering the same fate. […]

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Does Federal Oversight Allow Amusement Park Rides to be “Safe Dangerous”?

Every summer, millions of people visit amusement or water parks. They stand in line for hours to get an adrenaline rush from the biggest and fastest ride. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists and turns combined with […]

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Olympus Duodenoscope Superbug: Tell Only when Asked

Last April, it was revealed that between 2010 and 2015 more than 41 hospitals worldwide reported bacterial infections linked to duodenoscopes, likely affecting 300 to 350 patients. The duodenoscope is a flexible long snake-like tube with a tiny camera on […]

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Dangerous Design Flaw May Have Caused Death of Anton Yelchin

Twenty-seven year old “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death on Sunday after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards pinning him against the brick support pillar of the security gate at his LA home. Police said the […]

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Is Enough Being Done to Stop the Superbug Virus Infecting Patients In Hospitals Nationwide?

In April 2015, it was revealed that between 2010 and 2015 more than 41 hospitals worldwide reported bacterial infections linked to duodenoscopes, likely affecting 300 to 350 patients. Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle reported at least 35 patients were […]

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New Law Makes Rental Cars Safer

My readers may have been unaware, but until now, it was perfectly legal for a rental car agency to rent vehicles under a safety recall despite the vehicle not being repaired. “When a family picks up a rental car on […]

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Soccer Mom Warns – Anchor For Safety

Parents may not realize it, but their soccer-playing kids may be exposed to a hidden danger every time they take to the field, a danger that could cause serious injuries, even death. It was May 2007. Ten-year-old Hayden Ellias of […]

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Kid’s Light-Up Shoes Spark Attention After Sneakers Allegedly Start Fire In Car

Payless Shoes has pulled a series of light-up shoes from their shelves after a Texas couple said their toddler’s “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” light-up shoes caught on fire and burned a hole inside their car. The parents say their two-year-old […]

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Homeowners Feel Abandoned and Pressured By Utility Company To Settle Claims After Gas Explosion

A January 2 gas explosion damaged more than 50 homes, ranging from minor cosmetic issues to structural problems that require demolition. Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) blamed the explosion on poor workmanship on a weld seam in the 1980s-era pipe. The […]

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Anchor It And Protect A Child!

Little children have always been able to find a way of reaching their favorite toy; many just love to climb. Unfortunately, their climbing abilities can be deadly. In fact, one child is injured every 24 minutes from a piece of […]