Banzai inflatable slides recalled after woman’s death

Banzai inflatable slides recalled after woman’s death An inflatable water slide caused a 29-year-old woman’s death along with other people’s injuries. It has since been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled approximately 21,000 Banzai inflatable water slides after a thorough investigation into the slides’ defects. The investigation revealed that the large water slide is not sturdy, and it …

Fort Lauderdale sees drop in unemployment rate

Drop in the unemployment rate Broward County in Florida has seen a large decline in its unemployment rate, with the month of March recording only 7.5 percent of residents being jobless. This is the lowest rate for the county since 2008 when the rate of unemployed individuals hit 6.8 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that Florida has included …

Electronic cigarette explodes in man’s mouth

Electronic cigarette exploded A Florida man is in a hospital recovering from injuries he sustained after an electronic cigarette exploded while it was in his mouth. The man had decided to try these electronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking real cigarettes. There are small batteries in these cigarettes, and that is what is believed to have caused the accident. …

Toy recalled over choking hazard

Choking hazard 300,000 “Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears” have been recalled by Build-A-Bear Workshop. The teddy bear was sold in stores and online from April to December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the beaded eyes could come loose and fall out, creating a choking hazard for young children. No injuries have been reported in relation to the recall. The …

Listeria outbreak from cantaloupes considered worst food-borne illness in decade

Listeria outbreak from cantaloupes The outbreak of food-borne illness from Listeria contaminated-cantaloupes that were grown in Colorado has been called the worst in over a decade. On Tuesday, the Center of Disease Control announced that 13 people have been killed and 72 have been sickened from the outbreak. Three additional deaths are also being investigated to see if there is …