CPSC Announces New Award for Excellence

According to news reports, a new award for contributions toward consumer product safety was recently announced by the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award honors individuals or organizations whose work directly improves product safety by preventing deaths and  injuries for the public. The recipients of this award include, Consumer Reports, and its policy and advocacy division, Consumers Union, ASTM Subcommittee F15.18, Nancy Cowles, Gary Smith and Gene Rider. Each has, in their own way, pushed the envelope with safety innovations, advocacy, or product testing.

As an Olympia personal injury attorney, I know the importance of monitoring product safety after having witnessed the extent of the injuries that can result from the use of defective products. If you have been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be available to you.

How to Make a Reliable Password

According to news reports and experts, strong passwords can be comprised of letters, numbers, symbols or any combination thereof. But the key thing is that they need to be remembered easily. An easy clue can make your password easy for you, but difficult for others. The clue may be your loved one’s name, a lucky digit, favorite food or even a favorite movie. Here, problem may arise and experts advise that common phrases can be easy to hack. A safe and secured password would more than likely be the combination of all three: letters, numbers and symbols. An example of an excellent password you can easily use is Apple@09 or Pluto#12. If you see that your password must be a case sensitive, you can confuse hackers with jumbled casings used throughout your password. Hint: Don’t use any of the above examples as actual passwords. Now that they have been widely published, hackers could add them to their lists.

As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen the tragic results of identity theft and understand the feelings of violation and how hard it can be to get your life back on track after a hacker has wreaked havoc with your identity. If you have suffered because of the theft of your identity, it may be in your interests to consult a personal injury lawyer experienced in handling these matters.

Cheese Recalled Because of Listeria

In a news release, Fair Oaks Dairy Products LLC, in accordance with the standards and with the full knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recalled half pound retail packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes produced under the Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese label and sold at stores in Northwest Indiana, Northern and Central Indiana, Northeast Illinois and the Sulphur Springs,Texas area. The products were recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Consumers who have purchased any of these products should return the product to the stores where they were purchased to receive a refund.

As a Tacoma personal injury attorney, I’ve seen this kind of food safety recall many times over the coarse of my practice and I understand the tragic injuries that can result from the consumption of a contaminated food product. If you’ve fallen ill due to the consumption or handling of a contaminated or otherwise defective food product, call an experienced personal injury lawyer in your city to discuss your legal rights as they apply to the matter.

Uncle Ben’s Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

In a press statement, Mars Food US, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary safety recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to the presence of an undeclared milk allergen. The recall only affects 4.7-ounce (133 g) boxes featuring date codes 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06. The undeclared milk allergen was improperly included in the seasoning mix used for the product by an ingredient supplier. This product could be found in various retail stores in across the country. All consumers are being urged to return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I’ve some across this kind of food recall due to allergens before and I understand the devastating health effects that similar products have had on consumers in the past. If you’ve suffered adverse health effects after eating a mislabeled or defective food product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be open to you.

Popcorn Co. Recalls Products Due to Undeclared Allergens

In a press release, the Velvet Creme Popcorn Company of Westwood, Kansas, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued an allergy alert on undeclared milk, soy and wheat in their products Velvet Creme Peanut Brittle, Velvet Creme Tail Gate Crunch and Velvet Creme Sweet Cajun Heat. These products could potentially result in allergic reactions for individuals that consume them. These products do not feature any lot codes for identification. The issue was discovered when the company found that the improper ingredients had been included due to a temporary breakdown in the manufacturing process. That breakdown has since been rectified by the company. Consumers are being advised to return the affected products to the company’s retail store in Westwood.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of precautionary safety recall many times and I understand the challenges that companies face when trying to make a quality product for their customers. I’ve also witnessed the injuries that can result through the usage of defective products. If you’ve fallen ill from the consumption of a mislabeled or otherwise defective food product, it may be in your interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters.