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The Essure Procedure and How It Can Affect Your Body

According to Bayer, manufacturer of the device, the Essure procedure is the only permanent birth control available that does not require surgery. The device does not release hormones and the company says it is 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. However, recent studies have uncovered safety concerns with the device. What is the Essure Procedure?

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4 Hoverboard Accident Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Christmas 2015 could be labeled the year of the hoverboard with hundreds of thousands finding their way under trees on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, it could also be labeled the Christmas of hoverboard accident as just as many people ended up in emergency rooms after hopping on the trending transportation. In an added twist to the

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Consumer Reports warns of safety hazards with type of high chair

September 6, 2012 WILX-TV Lansing, MI (9/6) notes that “Consumer Reports has issued a safety alert on the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could either slide down and fall to the floor, or his head could get caught and he could strangle.” The story explains that “though there are no

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Some high-end cars do poorly on new crash tests

August 15, 2012 A new test that simulates a common and dangerous kind of front-end car crash shows major differences among high-end vehicles that would likely affect whether drivers walked away or suffered serious injuries in a kind of accident that kills thousands of U.S. motorists each year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway

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NHTSA fines Volvo for failing to report safety defects

July 6, 2012 Bloomberg News (7/3, Keane) reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Volvo $1.5 million for not disclosing “six defects that led to recalls in 2010 and one this year within five business days of determining that a safety flaw exists.” Bloomberg News reported the “recalls included tires that weren’t

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Investigation into Toyota Camry fires expands

June 20, 2012 The CBS Evening News (6/18, story 7, 0:25, Pelley) reported, “Some later model Toyota Camrys were added today to a government investigation of fires inside car doors. It now includes 1.4 million Toyota cars and SUVs model years 2007 through 2009. A malfunction with the power windows may have caused 161 fires,

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Jeep investigation is “growing.”

June 19, 2012 ABC World News (6/17, story 9, 2:05, Muir) reported, “troubling news, safety questions this evening, about some of the most popular SUVs on American roads,” the Jeep Grand Cherokee. “The investigation is now growing into whether some Jeeps run a greater risk of catching on fire if the gas tank is hit.”

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NHTSA adds 2012 model year to Chevy Cruze fire investigation

May 24, 2012 The Seattle Times (5/24, Krisher) reports that, “in documents posted on its website this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked GM for information about fires in 2011 and 2012 Cruzes” as a part of their investigation into the matter that was based on “two complaints of fires that engulfed and

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Health groups in New Jersey call for ban on indoor tanning for all minors

May 8, 2012 On its website, WCBS-TV New York (5/8) reports that one week after a New Jersey woman was arrested on child endangerment charges for allegedly taking her little girl into a tanning booth, “health groups in New Jersey are calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation to prohibit all minors from using indoor

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Crib Bumper Pads Pose Risk Of Death.

The Chicago Tribune (10/18, Gabler) reports updated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines say that crib bumper pads “should not be used” because “there is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries and say they pose a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation and entrapment.” The issue is “still being hotly debated” and the Consumer Product Safety

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