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Gas Grill Safety

Gas Grill Safety

Grilling is a staple in American pastimes, as well as a healthy way to prepare our favorite foods. However, it’s important to make sure that individuals and families practice grilling safety, especially when using gas grills. When left unattended or used improperly, gas grills can pose a serious fire and burn injury risk. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) roughly 30 individuals...

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Fireworks Safety 101

Fireworks Safety 101

Sources: “Sparklers 16 percent of fireworks harm.” United Press International. June 22, 2009. “The Dangers of Fireworks.” Topical Fire Research Series. Volume 5, Issue 4. U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Data Center. http://www.ameriburn.org/Preven/SummerSafetyEducator’sGuide.pdf http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Fireworks/ ttp://www.nsc.org/news_resources/Resources/Documents/Using%20Fireworks%20Safely.pdf Click For Hi-Res Version Use the code below to embed infographic <a href="http://burninjuryguide.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://burninjuryguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DWK_Fireworks_Final_HighRes.jpg" alt="Fireworks Safety 101" style="width:100%;"...

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Gas Leak Dangers

Gas Leak Dangers

A gas leak is among the most common causes of vehicle fires. Gas leaks can occur for a number of reasons, such as issues with the gas cap or vehicle’s fuel line. Gas is highly flammable, which presents significant risk of burn injury from gas leak fires and explosions. Gas Leak Causes A number of factors can cause or contribute to a gas leak...

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Preventing Gas Can Burn Injuries

Preventing Gas Can Burn Injuries

In recent months, red plastic gas cans have received a slew of media and consumer attention. Blitz USA, the main manufacturer of these cans, faces several lawsuits from gas can explosion victims and their families. Victims allege that Blitz and its retail partners were aware of the dangers of these products. Experts claim that a simple addition called a flame arrester could potentially reduce...

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Chevy and GMC Pickups Recalled for Fire Hazard

Chevy and GMC Pickups Recalled for Fire Hazard

In January 2014, General Motors recalled roughly 370,000 pickup trucks for a fire hazard caused by a software glitch. The recall is in effect for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra trucks with 4.3-liter or 5.3-liter engines. Silverado and Sierra models with 6.2-liter engines are not being recalled. Roughly 303,000 of these recalled trucks are in the United States. The remaining 67,000 are...

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Walmart Will Pay $25M toward Gas Can Lawsuits

Walmart Will Pay $25M toward Gas Can Lawsuits

Walmart, the largest retailer in America, agreed to contribute $25 million to help settle several gas can explosion lawsuits across the country. Walmart’s $25 million contribution will account for roughly 15 percent of the projected $161 million settlement. The settlement will be paid out to injured gas can explosion victims, as well as families of those who were killed in gas can explosions. If...

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Gas Cans Pose Severe Burn Injury Risk

Gas Cans Pose Severe Burn Injury Risk

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 11 deaths and 1,200 emergency room injuries were caused by gas can explosions since 1998. Each of these reports involved explosions while gasoline was being poured from a red, plastic gasoline container. Despite the explosion and burn injury risk associated with plastic gas cans, roughly 100 million are in circulation around the United States. Gas...

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