Philadelphia Food Poisoning at Pennsylvania Farmers Markets
Farmers markets offer food that is fresh and produced locally, but that food can give you a wicked case of food poisoning. In fact, a Penn State University study published Nov. 1 in Food Protection Trends evaluated how safely vendors handled food at more than 40 Pennsylvania farmers markets and found that many didn’t follow even basic sanitary practices to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. How serious is food p...
Philadelphia Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Philly Drivers Warned by NHTSA
Getting into your own or someone else’s vehicle? Do yourself a favor and quickly check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) site. What you may not realize is that thousands of cars, trucks, SUVs, vans and motorcycles are being operated at great risk to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorists because of disregarded recalls. Carfax noted in March 2018 that of all the states, Pennsylv...
Philadelphia Millions of Recalled Cars Are Unrepaired – Is Yours One of Them?
More than 57 million cars on the road have unrepaired defects, according to Carfax. The owners of these vehicles have either ignored recall notices or aren’t aware of the recalls, some of which are life-threatening. The Carfax report says that light trucks and minivans account for the largest number of unrepaired vehicles, and those are the vehicles that are often essential for small business owners and families. Thos...
Philadelphia Inflatable Mattresses a Danger to Infants
Between 2004 and 2015, 108 infants died due to sleeping on inflatable mattresses. The number of deaths is comparatively small, considering that in 2015, 900 infants died due to suffocation or strangulation in beds. However, inflatable mattresses may pose a greater risk, because parents may be unaware those mattresses are unsafe for babies. Two researchers reviewed policies from 12 organizations, including healthcare grou...
Philadelphia Tragic Hoverboard House Fire in Pennsylvania Claims Three Lives
The total number of lives claimed in a fire sparked by an explosive hoverboard in central Pennsylvania has now climbed to three, including two sisters, ages 3 and 10, and a fire department officer who crashed while responding to the scene of the fire. These are believed to be the first hoverboard-related deaths. Even before the deadly fire on March 10, hoverboards proved to be a major threat to consumers. Half a million ...