In New Jersey, Title 39:4-10.1, the Helmet Law, states that anyone under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle or is a passenger on a bicycle, or is towed as a passenger by a bicycle must wear a safety helmet. The Helmet Law also covers roller and in-line skates and skateboards. Initial violators of […]
American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, has sent out an urgent call to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban children’s metal jewelry containing lead. Lead, as we all know, is a dangerous substance that can cause brain damage, developmental delay, and hyperactivity in young children. The […]
Earlier this week that members of the New Jersey Assembly have introduced some legislation to enhance toy safety and protect New Jersey consumers. One bill would make it illegal to sell a toy labeled as unsafe by federal or state government. Another bill would mandate that retails remove recalled toys from their shelves within 48 hours […]
New York Newsday.com reported earlier this week that despite the almost daily barrage of news of unsafe toys and recalls, stores in New York State are still carrying toys with unsafe levels of lead on their shelves. This is unconscionable, disgusting, and terribly frightening. I have to say that my wife and I are completely baffled by […]
Maybe. But should that really be the right question when it comes to the safety of motorcycle riders? In New Jersey, state law mandates that all those who ride motorcycles must wear a DOT approved helmet. Each year in the Garden State, 2500 motorcycles are involved in accidents, resulting in at least 50 fatalities.