Firework Safety

The fourth of July is almost here. Fireworks are now legal in at least 26 states in the U.S.A. While the best way to protect your family is to leave fireworks to the professionals, some folks enjoy using fireworks at home. If you are one of them, please act wisely and check with your town to find out the specific laws for your area. Act with care! Continue reading

Holiday Safety

Happy Holidays from the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace. We are wishing everyone safe holidays this season. Did you know that holiday lights may be coated with lead? Be sure to wash your hands after you deck the halls. Never burn candles near a tree, or unattended, and be sure the tree is not near a heat source.

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

Back to School Safety Tip

It’s almost time to go back to school! When purchasing that all important backpack, keep safety in mind as well as aesthetics. Your child should always wear both straps to evenly distribute weight. The American Chiropractic Association recommends that backpacks weigh no more than 10% of a child’s weight. You might also want to inspect your children’s school playground for sharp edges, trip hazards, lack of maintenance, and head entrapment hazards. Talk to the school officials if anything seems suspect. An estimated 200,000 children are taken to emergency rooms each year because of playground injuries. (See the CPSC handbook on playground safety here: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/122149/325.pdf). If you are a manufacturer, distributor, importer, or a retailer of children’s products, 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.