Do You Own a Brinkmann Gas Grill? A popular gas grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores has been discovered to be potentially hazardous. During testing, Consumer Reports found that the Brinkmann 2-Burner Patio Gas Grill, model 810-6230-S, failed a routine safety test. The test that Consumer Reports performed checks whether the burner flames remain on after you drop the lid. If the flame is extinguished and the burn...
Furniture or large-screen TV tip overs can be an enormous risk to a growing child. Every 24 minutes, a tip-over accident injures a child in the U.S. On average, a child dies every two weeks from a piece of furniture or television falling on them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Anchor It! campaign was designed to combat these grim statistics. In order to educate parents and other caregivers about the dan...
Segways were the latest, greatest thing when they were introduced in 2001, and at that time seemed to have a bright future. Do you remember them? Since they were introduced, however, over 30 states have banned or limited their usage, labeling them hazardous to both the riders and to those around them. In South Carolina, you can ride a Segway as part of guided tours in both Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Many people find t...
Are you a bicycle enthusiast? More and more people are biking these days: for health, for recreation, or for reduced commuting costs. With bike lanes and, in certain cities, bike-sharing programs, it’s growing easier to use bikes as an alternative to cars. Bikes are cheaper, too. But riding a bike carries risks that driving a car doesn’t have, mostly because you have no big metal shell around you. Happily, in our gadge...

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