Archive for September, 2010

Major Safety Recall of Infant and Toddler Products

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Today, Fisher-Price announced a safety recall of more than 11 million products sold for use by infants and toddlers.  This giant in the world of manufacturing products for millions of young children worldwide was clearly under pressure from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, which warns parents to “immediately” stop using products due to risk of significant harm.  For more information about the recall, here is an article posted on

Trimet Admits Pedestrian Deaths Were “Preventable”

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

In an article published in the Oregonian last Saturday, it’s reported that an independent consultant found deficiencies in Trimet’s safety training procedures.  In the wake of an obviously poorly trained driver killing two pedestrians in a Portland crosswalk, Trimet admits pedestrian deaths were “preventable”.  The driver, Sandi Day, faces six traffic infraction charges.  Trimet and its driver must both take responsibility for the tragic and wrongful deaths that never should have happened.  In addition, Trimet clearly needs a major overhaul of its training practices.