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Joseph H. Saunders

Victoria's Secret Product Recalled

The following recall notice was published in News Inferno:The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Victoria’s Secret Direct, of Columbus, Ohio, have announced the voluntary recall of some 500 Silk Kimono Tops manufactured in the United States by Single of Los Angeles, California. Consumers should stop using the product immediately.Of the 500 units manufactured by Single, 57 were sold to…

Joseph H. Saunders

Fort Pierce Man Dies After Being Tasered in Emergency Room

A 48 year old Ft. Pierce man died after being tasered by police in a hospital ER. Samuel Hair, who used a pacemaker, was shocked with a Taser on Tuesday night after he became unruly in the emergency room at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute. He stopped moving after being hit twice with the weapon, which the manufacturer advertises as a nonlethal law enforcement tool. Jim…

Joseph H. Saunders

Safety Tips for Driving an SUV

Some good advice printed in the San Jose Mercury News:There is some encouraging news. New SUVs are being built lower to the ground, decreasing their chances of rolling over and improving safety when SUVs collide with cars. It’s not the weight of the SUV that poses a risk to people inside cars; it’s the height difference.Driving an SUV is much more dangerous than driving a car, and safety…

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Man Catches Fire after Hit by Taser

A Daytona Beach man caught fire after being tasered by police. He caught fire when a probe from a police Taser gun hit a butane lighter in his pocket and set him on fireA Taser probe hit a disposable butane lighter in his shirt pocket and ignited. Officers then rolled him to the ground to put out the flames

Joseph H. Saunders

Third Stun Gun Death in a Month in New Orleans Area

A man died about 36 hours after being subdued with a stun gun by St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic disturbance at his home, authorities have revealed.The case marks the third time in less than a month that a suspect has died after being shocked with a Taser gun in the New Orleans area.

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Nashville Police Revise Taser Policy

Metro police sergeants are called in whenever a taser is needed. Beginning Friday, paramedics will also help subdue people who could be tasered. This new policy is an effort to prevent deaths from excited delirium. Exited delirium can happen when a person is on drugs and has to be tasered because they are out of control. Now, in those cases, police will restrain the suspect and a paramedic will…

Joseph H. Saunders

Carbon Monoxide Keeps the Meat Red

Have you ever noticed how you steaks or hamburger meat start to turn brown or gray soon after you open the wrapping? However, the meat industry has an answer that’s causing quite a stir among consumer advocates. They are treating the meat with carbon monoxide which keeps that fresh red color in the meat. Consumer advocates say this is a dangerous practice not because of the levels of carbon…

Joseph H. Saunders

Medical Device Approved in Spite of FDA Objection

According to an article in the NY Times, “A top federal medical official overruled the unanimous opinion of his scientific staff when he decided last year to approve a pacemaker-like device to treat persistent depression, a Senate committee reported Thursday.The device, the surgically implanted vagus nerve stimulator, had not proved effective against depression in its only clinical trial for…

Joseph H. Saunders

Medtronic Continued Selling Defibrillators in Spite of Failures

Medtronic Inc. continued selling flawed cardiac defibrillators for two years after learning that some of them may suddenly quit working, according to company documents filed in a California lawsuit. After Medtronic last year recalled the devices, 19,000 people had to have surgery for a replacement, said Medtronic spokesman Rob Clark. At least one of them died from post- surgical complications,…

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Early Morning Fog a Hazard to Florida Drivers

The late winter/early spring in central Florida brings snowbirds and visitors alike to Florida for vacations and spring break. It also brings a rash of early morning car crashes. The combination of early morning fog, slick roads, and drivers new to Florida roads can lead to a spike in auto accidents. The Florida fog can linger into the mid-morning hours reducing visibility and increasing the…