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Category Archives: Home Safety

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Lawsuit
July 9, 2021
Cottonelle flushable wipe class action update
This June, a court hearing occurred in the Cottonelle flushable wipes class action lawsuit. The Cottonelle class action seeks to represent all individuals who experienced discomfort, illness, or loss after using Kimberley Clark’s Cottonelle flushable wipes. The wipes may have contained pathogenic bacteria, leading the issues seen in members. There are multiple types of court…
May 8, 2018
Home Security: Renter Edition
Are you one of the nearly 50% of all British Columbians that rent a unit in a multi-person housing complex? Here are some key things to keep in mind before and after signing your lease:   Before signing a lease   Research local crime You’ve finally found it, your dream apartment. Everything about its interior…
safe christmas decorating
November 29, 2016
Deck the Halls with Safety
Tis the season for stringing up lights, putting out plastic reindeer, and dousing trees with tinsel. In the rush of getting everything together, we can sometimes forget about safety. Faulty lights or tinder-dry trees are a recipe for holiday disaster. Being safety-minded never goes out of season. Here are a few things to remember when…
earthquake preparedness vancouver
October 19, 2016
Shake and Quake
If a massive earthquake hit right this minute, what would you do? Panic? Cry? Pray? Those might be your first instincts, but there are three simple things you can do to immediately reduce the risk of getting hurt during a temblor. That’s part of what the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is all about. On Thursday,…
Furniture Safety Children
July 6, 2016
Dangers of Falling Furniture
There is something in your home posing a great risk to your children and their safety and you may not even be giving it a second thought. Furniture tip-overs are a common occurrence, resulting in some very serious injuries, even death. In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, 8,000 to…
Open House Safety
May 10, 2016
Is Your Open House a Safe House?
A man trips and falls in a hole on a driveway and seriously injures himself. He sues the homeowner. The homeowner argues that the hole had been there for years and no one had tripped before. The court rules that, even though the likelihood of injury was small, it did not diminish the danger. The…
earthquake preparedness
January 9, 2016
Vancouver Earthquake is No Joke
What's the first thing you do after an earthquake? Open your earthquake preparedness kit or open your smartphone and update Facebook? The truth is, even though we live in an active seismic zone, only 20% of Vancouver residents are prepared for an earthquake. But an easy way of getting ready is to make or have an…
December 31, 2014
New Year’s Resolutions to Keep
                                Start off the New Year with Resolutions for a safer 2015: I will not use my mobile device while driving: It’s time to put your phone down while driving. No message is more important than someone’s life. I will…
December 8, 2014
Prevent Toy Related Injuries
The holiday season is here and many of us are shopping for children. If toys are on your list, take a moment to consider how safe they are. According to CBC, a US study suggests that toy-related injuries have increased by 40 per cent in the last two decades. Dr. Gary Smith, an injury prevention…
October 30, 2014
10 Safety Tricks to Keep Halloween a Treat
It’s that time of year again where you’ll soon see everything from zombies to princesses. Keep everyone safe this Halloween with these ten tips: Trick-or-Treating: Join your kids until they are old enough to go out with friends. Trick-or-treat in familiar, well-lit neighbourhoods. Choking Hazards: Crafting and DIY costumes are a popular activity for Halloween.…