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    • Sportime Recalls Sports Balls

      Sportime Recalls Sports Balls

      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of foam balls, sold by Sportime, because the surface paint on the balls contains excessive levels of lead.
      The…

    • Children's Toys, Purses And Pen Cases Recalled

      Children's Toys, Purses And Pen Cases Recalled

      Daiso California, in conjunction with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of Children’s Toys, Purses and Pen Cases due to excessive levels of lead, which violate the federal lead paint…

    • Aviation pioneer calls the "black box" obsolete.

      Aviation pioneer calls the "black box" obsolete.

      Commercial airliners today contain what is known as a “black box,” the flight recorder which stores data from a craft’s instruments and records sound from within the cockpit. These…

    • Airlines should be using GPS systems now.

      Airlines should be using GPS systems now.

      If I call 911 I expect my cell phone to be able to tell law enforcement where I am. It is now possible, and inexpensive, to put tracking systems in a car, pet, or child. All this has been…

    • Who Will be Responsible?

      Who Will be Responsible?

      If one searches the internet for responsibility +”tort reform,” (using the Google search engine as of 05/23/09) one gets nearly 100,000 hits. Many of these pieces were written in support…

    • Airlines have a responsibility to address pilot fatigue

      Airlines have a responsibility to address pilot fatigue

      Several years ago, author Stephen King wrote a novella called The Langoliers. In it, several passengers on a cross country flight fall asleep. When they awaken, most of the other passengers and both…

    • InjuryBoard member leads the fight to hold Southwest Airlines accountable for passenger poisoning

      InjuryBoard member leads the fight to hold Southwest Airlines accountable for passenger poisoning

      Injury Board attorney Alisa Brodkowitz recently appeared on Seattle’s King 5 local news (click for video) to discuss her Petition against Southwest Airlines on behalf of twin sisters poisoned…

    • Amsterdam Crash, Flight 1951, Some Encouraging Thoughts

      Amsterdam Crash, Flight 1951, Some Encouraging Thoughts

      This morning we here in Seattle learned that the recent crash of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 took the lives of members of our community, several employees at Boeing. I read the Seattle Times…

    • Assistance For Families Of Aviation Disasters

      Assistance For Families Of Aviation Disasters

      Recently commercial plane crashes have dominated the news. First, the Miracle on the Hudson, then Continental Flight 3407, and now Turkish Airlines Flight 1951. What assistance is available to…

    • Inflight Medical Emergencies, Are Airlines Taking Advantage of Doctors?

      Inflight Medical Emergencies, Are Airlines Taking Advantage of Doctors?

      Nearly all of us have heard this question come over the PA system on a flight Is there a doctor on board? Usually we are sending good thoughts to the sick or injured passenger, but who is thinking…