Delta Enterprise, LaJobi, Evenflo, and Jardine Enterprises Among the More than 2 Million Cribs Recalled Over Drop-Side Issues and Other Hazards

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 2 million cribs because of the hazards they may pose to children. Included in the recall are cribs made by Evenflo, LaJobi, Child Craft, Million Dollar Baby, Jardine Enterprises, Delta Enterprises Corp, and Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. The cribs were made between 2000 and 2009. [...]

Supreme Court Reverses Case Involving Government Employees’ Privacy Rights in Non-Work Text Messages

As I previously reported 12/14/09 and 12/16/09, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in reversing a Federal District Court decision, held that employees of the police department of the City of Ontario, California, had a right of privacy in text messages sent on their city-owned alphanumeric pagers, even though their messages did not comply with [...]

Child Drowning Accidents: Reminder to Parents and Pool Owners to Take Steps to Prevent Swimming Accidents This Summer

With summer here and drowning accidents continuing to be a leading cause of child deaths, pool owners must make sure that their pools are safe for use. This means ensuring that children at a pool are properly supervised, appropriate safety measures have been implemented, and emergency equipment is easily accessible. According to recent statistics: About [...]

American Hiking Society Celebrates National Trails Day

In surfing the net, I ran across an old article that intrigued me. Back in May, 2005 the American Hiking Society announced in Aspen, Colorado that on June 4,2005, it planned a 13th annual National Trails Day celebration. Ivan Levin, Trail Programs Manager of the Society said, “American Hiking Society warmly invites members of the [...]

Colorado Man Indicted for Obtaining Fraudulent Mortgages

Gary Noble, 31, of Denver, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a 63-count wire fraud scheme, whereby Noble, through various companies he controlled, had his relatives purchase homes with loans obtained from commercial lenders through the use of false and fraudulent documents. Noble had his relatives buy the homes through Noble Mortgage [...]

Fall Hazard: CPSC Recalls 8,400 Suntech Baby Walkers

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Suntech Enterprises are recalling approximately 8,400 baby walkers over a possible fall hazard. The walkers are able to fit through a standard doorway and they don’t have enough stair-fall protection. This means that a toddler can wander into another room on his/her own and may be at risk [...]

Woman Resorts to Drastic Remedy to Get Medical Care

Dbtecno.com reports on June 14, 2010 that a 41-year old Michigan woman shot herself in the shoulder in an attempt to obtain health care for that same shoulder for injuries incurred a month earlier when she tried to prevent her dogs from fighting. Being without health care, the woman said she couldn’t afford to see [...]

Toyota May Have Known About Steering Rod Defect for Over a Decade Before Issuing Recall in 2005

Documents from a California auto products lawsuit show that even though Toyota received numerous complaints from US drivers about a possible steering relay rod defect and had been making warranty repairs to fixed cracked and breaking rods for over a decade, the automaker did not issue a recall over the safety issue until 2005. The [...]

Harsanyi, Denver Post Say Helen Thomas Firing Too Hasty

Just when I thought I had the Helen Thomas resignation (firing) all worked-out in my overburdened brain, along comes the Denver Post’s David Harsanyi and his opinion that Ms. Thomas, 89 (and not 87 as I reported), was fired too hastily. Harsanyi feels that although Ms. Thomas’ comment that Jews should “get the hell out [...]

Just an Old-Fashioned “Ass-Kicking”

This has nothing to do with Colorado. According to a June 8, 2010 piece by Ed Stoddard and Paschal Fletcher on Reuters.com, President Obama is very anxious to get to the bottom of who is responsible for the BP Gulf of Mexico off-shore oil leak. His reason? He needs that information to know “whose ass [...]