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    • Hammary Recalls Decorative Chests And Tables

      Hammary Recalls Decorative Chests And Tables

      Hammary Furniture, in consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of decorative wood chests and tables due to excessive levels o lead in the…

    • Diving Equipment Recalled Due to Drowning Hazard

      Diving Equipment Recalled Due to Drowning Hazard

      More than 20,000 sets of diving gear are being voluntarily recalled by Halcyon Manufacturing.

      The over pressure valves (OPVs) in the diving equipment could fail allowing the buoyancy…

    • Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

      Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

      Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling Kubota Zero Turn Riding Mowers because the carburetor can fail causing a fuel leak which can pose a fire…

    • Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Cracker Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredients

      Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Cracker Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredients

      Wang Globalnet, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling all 19 gram packages of Lotte Margaret Brand Korean Cracker because they contain undeclared ingredients. The ingredients that were not listed on the label are eggs, peanuts, and milk allergens. People who are allergic or sensitive to these foods run the risk of experiencing serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume…

    • Passenger Injured Near Spanaway, Driver Dies–Accident Illustrates Important Intersection between Probate and Personal Injury Law

      Passenger Injured Near Spanaway, Driver Dies–Accident Illustrates Important Intersection between Probate and Personal Injury Law

      Sometimes people who cause accidents walk away unscathed. But other times they don’t. This happened on Tuesday on State Route 507.On Tuesday night a man from Roy, Washington, was killed in a car accident on State Route 507 near Spanaway. At approximately 9:30 p.m. the driver, 39, was driving southbound on State Route 507 when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and into a power…

    • Nine Injured in Roy Car Accident

      Nine Injured in Roy Car Accident

      Around 1 a.m. on December 30, 2007 an SUV was traveling down Highway 507 in Roy, Washington, when it crossed into oncoming traffic, causing a three car collision. The driver of the SUV and its four passengers were transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident. Two people in each of the other involved cars were also taken to the hospital. Police believe that alcohol or drugs may…

    • Kitsap County Crashes Spike Due to Winter Weather

      Kitsap County Crashes Spike Due to Winter Weather

      We have blogged about several tragic Christmas Eve car crashes. Some of the crashes on Christmas Eve were the result of alcohol, but many of the crashes were a result of the treacherous winter weather. In many areas the slushy, wet roads turned to ice when the temperature dropped to below freezing in the evening. In Kitsap County emergency dispatchers were flooded with calls. On Christmas Eve…

    • Inflatable Playground Accident Claims Toddler

      Inflatable Playground Accident Claims Toddler

      A 3-year old boy from Longview died Saturday after two adults fell on him at the Hoppin’ Houses indoor playground in Castle Rock, Washington. The boy, named Jacob, was at a birthday party for a relative and was playing in the area that features inflatable slides and obstacle courses. The details of the accident remain unclear but it is known that two bouncing adults landed on top of the boy…

    • Company Fined in Connection With Lineman's Death and Teacher's Injury

      Company Fined in Connection With Lineman's Death and Teacher's Injury

      Last spring Hiawatha Elementary School in Othello was conducting their annual science experiment where students make protective egg cases that they test by dropping eggs from various heights.The experiment took a tragic turn when the boom lift truck holding a line worker and a teacher broke, causing both to fall 20 to 30 feet to the ground. Robert D. Smith, 50, died and a teacher, Melissa…

    • Bremerton Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

      Bremerton Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

      It’s really unfortunate to see another story involving a car v. pedestrian accident. On December 9th a 52-year old man was hit while crossing the street. He was struck by a car driven by a 32-year old Port Orchard man. The accident is currently under investigation. There are various ways that insurance companies try to shift blame from drivers to pedestrians. In addition to alleging that…