Winter Safety

New England was just hit with a historic Nor’easter of epic proportions, dumping upwards of 2 feet and more of snow in many locations. We at The Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace want you to have fun, stay safe, and keep warm this winter. Always remember to check that your vehicle’s tail pipe is clear of snow before getting into your car, as a blocked tail pipe can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, and never leave a car running inside of a garage. Never use grills or other fuel run heating elements inside your home. Check that heater and dryer vents are also clear of snow. Please, check on any neighbors who are elderly, or live alone. If you don’t have to be anywhere, stay home in inclement weather. For more information on snow thrower safety, please visit the CPSC’s website.

If you are a manufacturer, distributor, importer, or retailer of products used in inclement weather, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; Contact Attorney Mattiace today at 877-481-0734, toll free, for a free consultation.

Carbon Monoxide

Happy New Year from the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace! We want you and yours to be safe, today and always!

Winter is in full swing and temperatures have dropped way below freezing in much of the country, making it difficult to keep our homes on a nice warm temperature. This month, we want you to think about ways that you can protect yourself and your loved ones from carbon monoxide, an invisible, odorless, and potentially lethal gas.  Install carbon monoxide detectors in every level of your home (especially near bedrooms) and check the batteries regularly. Never use a generator or burn charcoal inside your home. For more information please visit the CPSC Carbon Monoxide information center. If you use a space heater, be sure to use it safely—away from draperies, paper, etc.

If you are a manufacturer, importer, distributor or retailer, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; contact attorney Mattiace today, toll free, at 877-481-0734 for a free consultation.

Happy & Safe Holidays

All of us at the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace are wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. It is important to make safety a top priority when decorating. Check warning labels on your products and heed those warnings! Never leave a burning candle in an unoccupied room. Use only decorative lights that bear independent laboratory seals. Make sure to keep real trees away from heat sources!

If you are a manufacturer, importer, distributor or retailer of holiday items, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; contact attorney Mattiace today, toll free, at 877-481-0734 for a free consultation.

Hunting Season Safety

It’s that time of year when orange attire is your best choice for safety! Hunting season has begun, and to be safe outside, you should wear an orange hat and vest. If you’re a hunter you may also want to consider the safety of tree-stands, and using a fall arrest system. Be sure not to overload the tree stand’s weight limit.

If you are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer of  hunting equipment, do you know what your product safety responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; Contact attorney Mattiace today, toll free, at 877-481-0734 for a free consultation.

Halloween Safety

Do not let your children wear dark colors that are hard to see at night; have them wear reflective tape; make sure that any masks do not impair vision , hearing or breathing; make sure that costumes are flame resistant, and fit well to avoid trips and falls. Always carefully look through their treats before they are allowed to eat any, and always keep candles away from kids. More CPSC Halloween Safety Tips

According to the CPSC, in 2011, more than 3,500 Halloween-related injuries were reported between October and November. Pumpkin carving is associated with the most injuries, however falls from costumes that don’t fit well and collisions from impaired vision is a safety concern as well as burns and lacerations. If you are a manufacturer of Halloween and holiday products do you know what your product related responsibilities are? Contact Ms. Mattiace today, toll free, at 877-481-0734.

Back to School Safety

It’s time to go back to school and purchase new school supplies! Look for a padded back backpack to help reduce pressure with multiple pockets that can help evenly distribute weight, and consider reflective material so your child(ren) can be seen by motorists.

Backpacks cause more than 7,300 injuries annually, according to an estimate from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you are a manufacturer or importer of back packs or other school related products, do you know what your product responsibilities are?

Contact us today, toll free, at 877-481-0734 for a free consultation.

Swimming Safety

Never leave children around pools, spas, tubs, or any body of water without direct supervision.

The CPSC reports that nearly 400 children under the age of five drown in a pool or spa each year. If you are a manufacturer or importer of swimming or spa related products, do you know what your product responsibilities are?

Contact us today, toll free, at 877-481-0734 for a free consultation.