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August 2016

MIcrowave Burns

Freestanding Ranges: Avoiding Tipovers

By | Burn Safety

Between 1980 and 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recorded 38 fatal injuries associated with the tipover of kitchen ranges—a standard household appliance that combines an oven and stovetop. A majority of these fatalities were children between the ages of one and five. During this same time period, the…

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Hot Water Burns

Hot Water Hazards

By | Burn Safety

Proceedings are ongoing in the case of Carmen Pleasant, but regardless of the outcome of the criminal trial, a tragedy occurred in Houston on July 31. Nevaeh Cornwall, a two-year-old girl, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital after sustaining third-degree burns over much of her torso and extremities caused by…

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