Walking the streets of New York City can be dangerous. There's traffic, pedestrians, and the ever-present, over-eager bike messengers. Keeping your head on a swivel is something every New Yorker learns early on. It's hard enough keeping your eyes looking forward and to the sides for danger, but we must always look down as well for the dangers from below. City sidewalks are littered with sidewalk vaults. These doors present dangers to everyone on a daily basis.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled all Graco Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008. The stroller have caused seven severe injuries to toddler's fingers. Consumers are advised to stop using these models and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to contact the Window Covering Safety Council for information on a recall of more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds. The recall is intended to prevent the risk of strangulation of young children. To date, hundreds of American babies and toddlers have strangled to death on mini-blind cords.
ATV four wheelers are dangerous under risky conditions. Yamaha produced their Rhino ATV with an unreasonable design. The Rhino boasts a powerful engine, quick acceleration, a small turning radius, a high center of gravity, and small wheels on a narrow frame. These features combined make the Yamaha Rhino very unstable, causing it to roll over easily at slow speeds and on flat surfaces. The Rhinos dangerous construction and improper safety features have lead to the death of many users and catastrophic injuries to even more. In March 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a r