Tips to Protect Children from Burns

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The average home contains many appliances and accessories that could cause potential burns. Stoves, ovens, fireplaces, and even hot water can cause burns in both adults and children. Children may not understand the risks of burn injuries or the concept of heat from a stove,[1] but following a few simple safety tips can help keep children safe in the household.[2]

Burn injuries in children

Burn injuries in children are a serious concern.[3] On average, more than 100,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for burn injuries.[4] Additionally, an average of 1,100 children die each year from fire and burn injuries.[5] These statistics are alarming,…

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What is a Product Recall?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Product manufacturers and the government have the power to recall products if the products pose a health or safety concern to the public.[1]  A recall can ask for consumers to return the product for a replacement or a repair, or it can ban the sale of a product.[2]  Product recalls can include things like vehicles and vehicle equipment, food products for humans and pets, and other everyday consumer products like toys or clothing.[3] It is important to make sure a product you are purchasing has not been recalled, and also to report any significant safety concerns that you may notice about any consumer product.[4] The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)…

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School Bus Stop Safety Tips

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

With the school year in full swing once again, approximately one million Virginia students will be riding school buses to and from school, field-trips, and other school related activities.[1] Many of these students (and their parents) will be lining up at their assigned bus stops. Because a good number of these bus stops are on busy streets, parents need to make sure that their children queue up and wait for the bus safely.

Getting Ready in the Morning

Parents should be thinking about bus stop safety even before their children leave the house. Though some parents might accompany their kids to the bus stop, many kids walk to the bus stop alone. As fall turns…

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