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THREE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HOLIDAY GIFTS

Every holiday season is filled with hot gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to the face of whoever you give it to. This year is no exception, but there are a few gift ideas that have undergone some scrutiny due to potentially dangerous tendencies or manufacturing defects. On this blog, we examine three potentially dangerous gift ideas and why you should think carefully before purchasing them.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's important to prepare for any potential hazards both for yourself and those around you. Here are a few quick, valuable tips for Halloween holiday safety.

BEWARE THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF SPRAY FOAM

As the temperatures in Pennsylvania begin falling, signaling the start of winter, many homeowners will look to increase their home's energy efficiency by keeping heat in and cold out through better insulation. The EPA and ENERGY STAR Commission have both heavily promoted new "spray foam" insulation technology due to being nearly 50% more efficient than traditional fiberglass foam.

ONLINE SHOPPING LEADS TO RISE IN DOG ATTACKS

Whether you need medications, groceries, a new car part, or anything else you can imagine, odds are you can have it delivered right to your doorstep thanks to online super-retailers like Amazon or Ebay. This has led to a significant increase in business for shipping companies, including the US Post Office, Federal Express, and UPS. The rise has been dramatic; the Postal Service delivered 1.2 billion more packages in 2015 than they did just four years prior.

STROLLER INJURIES CAN IMPACT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

If you have or have had young children, you probably have also owned a stroller or a child carrier to move them around. While these do make transporting a young child easier, strollers and child carriers are some of the most frequently-recalled child-care items on the market due to design flaws that allow children to fall from the device or it to tip over easily.

4 SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR SWIMMING POOL

Beating the summer heat by taking a refreshing dip in a cool swimming pool is a favorite pastime of kids and adults everywhere. Pools can add significant value to your home, and be a great feature for hosting parties, barbecues, and even just summer fun days. As the calendar turns to summer again and schools start letting out, people everywhere are jumping in and making the most of their pool. However, before you do, it's important to recognize the risk that swimming pools can carry and prepare yourself with a few valuable safety tips.

CAN I SUE IF I WAS INJURED BY AN E-CIGARETTE EXPLOSION?

Whether you call them e-cigarettes, electronic hookahs, or vaporizers, these devices have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last several years. A Forbes article from June of 2015 projects that e-cigarette sales will near 2.5 billion dollars in 2016 alone.

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