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2012-03-26 23:01:01

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an appeal on March 22nd, 2012, asking residents to use natural gas inserts in their fireplaces instead of polluting the atmosphere by burning wood. In January 2011, FairWarning reported that more than 2,000 children ages five and under suffered burn injuries from fireplace glass from 1999 to 2009, according to a federal estimate. According to court documents, on May 2nd 2011 a class action suit was filed (case no. 3:11-cv-02146-EDL) in...

2012-02-22 08:00:00

According to FairWarning report published on Jan. 23, 2012, gas fireplace makers offered a proposal to include protective screens with all of their products because of the increasing number of severely burned toddlers. The court documents [case no. 4:08-cv-00836-CW (JCS)] indicate that, on June 2nd, 2011, a federal judge in Oakland, California, approved a class action settlement requiring Lennox International, a top fireplace maker, to offer to send protective screens to more than 500,000...

2012-02-06 19:10:00

Protica has announced that their newly released protein shot, Profect, can be helpful to aid burn patients in the healing process Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Protica has announced that their newly released protein shot, Profect, can be helpful to aid burn patients in the healing process. Severe burn injury over 30% or more of the body surface can result in pronounced metabolic response that requires specialized nutrition. Profect was designed to help medical patients, including...

2012-01-23 15:15:00

2012 Safety Campaign Focuses on Teaching Children and Families to Be Burn Aware Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Feb. 5-11, 2012 is Burn Awareness Week, and during this week, Shriners Hospitals for Children® will begin its annual burn prevention campaign. This year´s focus is on teaching children to “Be Burn Aware,” especially at home. Information and materials pertaining to the effort can be found on the health care system´s website dedicated to burn...

2012-01-23 20:50:00

Feb. 5-11, 2012 is the National Burn Awareness Week and last month, the American Burn Association, representing burn surgeons, nurses and therapists, became the latest to call for adoption of a mandatory safety standard. In the petition CP 11-1 for a Standard for Gas Fireplaces dated May 2011 Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., Independent Safety Consultant, mentions that last year Carol Pollack-Nelson retained as an expert witness in a lawsuit filed (District Court of California, Case...


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