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Local Indoor Playground Uses Dangerous Chemicals for Bounce House

Local Indoor Playground Uses Dangerous Chemicals for Bounce House

A Houston-area parent took his kids to Monkey Joe’s in Katy, and discovered that they use Auto Magic on the bounce houses. An employee explained that they use these chemicals to prevent rub burns. Auto Magic is a car-detailing product used to clean tires and is not approved for use around children. The safety datasheet states that the product may be irritating to the eyes, skin, mouth, throat, and stomach.

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Unapproved use of Auto Magic can lead to problems especially in children who are constantly putting their hands in their mouths and rubbing their eyes. There are industry standards for chemicals to avoid rub burns on inflatables, including Slide Slick. Local management did not respond to questions regarding the matter.

 

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1 dead in crash involving FedEx truck north of Conroe

1 dead in crash involving FedEx truck north of Conroe

A deadly 18-wheeler crash blocked traffic on I-45, north of Conroe, for over 4 hours. The accident involved five vehicles, including a FedEx 18-wheeler truck. No details on who died in the crash or on any other injuries have been released.

The accident happened today on 1-45 at FM 830 at around 5:24 am, according to Houston TranStar. Authorities say a car struck the rear end of a FedEx truck. This caused the FedEx truck to lose control and flip onto its side. Three other vehicles crashed into the 18-wheeler in a chain reaction.

The accident blocked all lanes throughout the peak of rush hour. Traffic was backed up for miles. The freeway finally reopened shortly after 10 am.

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2 Injured in Cy Fair ISD Bus Crash

2 Injured in Cy Fair ISD Bus Crash

A gray SUV crashed into the back of a school bus with 17 students on board in northwest Houston near Katy. One student and the driver of the SUV were both taken to the hospital.

It happened on Clay Road at Greenhouse yesterday, as students from Cy Lakes High School were on their way home from school. Freshman Phillip Jones, who was sitting in the last row of the bus, went to the hospital with injuries to his back, but was able to walk out of the bus. There is no word on the driver’s condition, but he needed to be helped out by a good samaritan as the SUV caught on fire. A passerby recorded this with his phone’s camera. The video is below.

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Happy Easter How to Keep Your Family Safe this Easter Holiday

How to Keep Your Family Safe This Easter Holiday

Easter is supposed to be a fun holiday to spend time with friends and family. Many times, the excitement of the season coupled with adverse conditions results in injuries that turn this festive occasion into something unpleasant. Here are some ways you can avoid the most common holiday injuries so that everyone in your family can enjoy this Easter the way they should.

Preventing Slips and Falls

Slips and falls are by and large the biggest cause of injury among children. Kids are more likely to slip and fall whenever it’s wet outside, as is often the case during the Easter season. To prevent them from falling, never allow them to play on playground equipment or jump on trampolines when they are wet. Ensure your kids wear the proper footwear when playing outside. Those dressy shoes might be perfect for church, but they’re not necessarily ideal for playing in afterwards.

Children can fall indoors as well. As such, have them take off wet shoes whenever they come inside so that floors won’t get soaked, thereby creating conditions that are ideal for falling.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

You may allow your children to play outside a little later in the evening now that the days are getting longer. If so, you need to ensure that they don’t stay out too long if they are walking or riding bicycles. Children are more likely to get hit by a car at dusk, so be sure they are home well before the sun starts going down. If they must stay out later, be sure they are wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight in order to help them stay safe.

Automobile Accidents

Beginning on Good Friday, a number of people will hit the roads while traveling to visit friends or family members. Whenever there is an increased amount of traffic on the roads, the number of automobile accidents also increases. Remember this whenever you are traveling, so that you can plan enough time to get to your destination safely. If possible, avoid driving during peak travel hours. You’ll not only avoid congestion, but decrease your risk of being involved in an accident as well.

By following these safety tips, you can reduce the odds that your children will be involved in an accident this Easter. That way, you can spend time making great memories rather than nursing a wound that might easily have been prevented if the right precautions were taken.

Professional Legal Representation

Even with good planning, it’s possible for somebody to get injured due to negligence from a third party. If you or a loved one have been injured, then it’s important that you speak with a professional to review your options. The first step is to schedule a free case evaluation so you can get more information. Call 713-222-1222 to speak with an injury attorney today.

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Is Any Car Safe Another Automaker Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Is Any Car Safe? Another Automaker Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Another car manufacturer joins the other automakers in recalling a large number of vehicles. Toyota announced that they would recall 6.4 million vehicles to address five separate issues.

The largest recall will address a faulty cable that could prevent an airbag from deploying. Another addresses seat rails that could break, increasing the risk of injury. A third addresses steering column brackets that can become unstable. The fourth addresses problematic windshield wipers, and the last fixes starter motors that could cause fires.

The vehicles affected include the 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles.

If you own any of these vehicles or any of the other vehicles recalled, please have those issues fixed. If you believe you were injured because of any of these recalls, you have options. Please call us for a free consultation to learn more.

For more information, visit http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toyota-recalling-64-million-vehicles-worldwide/ or http://on.wsj.com/1ei7ZmD.

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Fiery 18-wheeler Accident

Fiery 18-wheeler Accident Claims a Life in Houston

An early morning accident on Tuesday claimed the life of one person and sent another to the hospital. The accident happened around 1:30 am on Highway 290. An 18-wheeler carrying apples hit the guardrail and lost control. Its gas tanks raptured, causing a fire. The truck ended up on its side, spilling apples onto the highway.

The driver of the 18-wheeler died at the scene. The passenger was ejected and received additional injuries trying to rescue the driver from the burning truck. The identities of the victims have not been released.

For more up-to-date information about this accident, visit MyFoxHouston

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