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Massachusetts Child Safety Attorney Notes Child Safety Seat Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling almost 800,000 child safety seats because the locking mechanism is prone to malfunction. Boston child injury lawyer Neil Burns noted that consumers can click here to see if their model is affected. The NHTSA said the solution is simple – Dorel will provide a safe lubricant to prevent sticking, resolving the problem.
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Massachusetts Lead Paint Injuries

Massachusetts was awarded $7 million this month to aid in the removal of lead paint from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) The Lawrence lead paint removal program was given $3.1 million with the rest divided between Somerville and Brockton. The HUD lead program is designed to assist in the clean up of homes, train workers in safety methods and to increase public awareness in Massachusetts childhood lead poisoning. Banned since 1978, lead paint remains on the walls of approximately 24 million older homes in the US.
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Halloween Safety for Massachusetts Youth…and the Rest of Us

Halloween seems to bring out the fun in most folks. However, from the perspective of lawyers, who often see new cases following Halloween injuries, we want to remind parents to keep kids safe on Halloween. Street crossing is more important than ever – drivers can be distracted and kids’ costumes may not be focused on reflectors and lights; use reflective tape and insist that kids carry flashlights (and use them).
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Notice to Massachusetts Parents of Stroller Recall

Massachusetts residents, perhaps visiting Boston with their young children in a stroller, need to be aware of a stroller recall issued by Graco Children’s Products Inc., a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. The strollers have resulted in four child deaths and also reports of children’s injuries, and the Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns want to inform you of this danger.
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Massachusetts Parents Warned to Keep Babies Safe – Away From Sleeping Adults

In an effort to promote safety for our children, Massachusetts child injury attorney Neil Burns notes the following research reported in a British study. It was determined that there was a very high incidence of infant death among families that allowed their babies, average age 66 days old, to sleep in the beds with them. The incidence was higher when associated with alcohol or drug use by the parents. The physicians who undertook the study concluded that “many of the sudden infant death syndrome infants had co-slept in a hazardous environment.”
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Massachusetts Child Injury Lawyers Mourn Death of Colleague

Ed Swartz, a senior member of the Massachusetts bar and longtime legal advocate for children, passed away this month in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Attorney Swartz was a personal injury trial lawyer who devoted much time and energy to preventing injuries to children. Each year he would publish a “top 10” list of dangerous holiday toys, as the “pioneer” of toy safety, according to consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Swartz was a trial lawyer who took on the biggest toy manufacturers.
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