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Makers of Magnabild Magnetic Building Sets Agree to $400,000 Civil Penalty

Manufacturers of consumer products are required to ensure their products meet certain safety regulations and will not cause harm. When a company is aware of flaws or hazards in its products, the law compels the company to report the problem to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC can then evaluate the situation and, if warranted, issue a recall of the product.

Recently, Battat Inc. agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty for failing to report a known hazard in one of its products, the Magnabild Magnetic Building Sets. This children's toy, meant for children ages three and older, included plastic pieces with magnets attached that could be used to build structures. These small magnets should have stayed connected to the plastic pieces; however, Battat was aware, as early as October of 2005, that the magnets were falling off of the pieces.

Slip and Fall Accident Leads to Lawsuit Against St. Louis Market

Property owners have certain duties to those invited onto their property. When owners breach their duty to provide safe conditions and harm comes to those invited onto the property, a premises liability lawsuit can indemnify the injured party for his or her losses. Slip and fall accidents often lead to these causes of action, when property owners fail to maintain safe conditions on their premises.

Last month, a man suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at Deirberg's Markets in St. Louis. The man indicated he slipped on a puddle of clear liquid that had accumulated on the floor.

MO Begins Campaign to Prevent Drunk Driving Over Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, many St. Louis residents are finalizing their plans with friends and family. Unfortunately, with the celebration comes an increased risk of dangerous driving and serious car accidents. As a result, Missouri law enforcement officials are stepping up their efforts to prevent tragedies on the roads over the holiday.

Starting today, July 3, and continuing through July 8, 2012, police officers will focus on preventing drunk driving in Missouri.

According to police reports, drunk driving accidents led to 220 fatalities and 902 serious injuries in 2011. Police officers are hoping to deter drunk drivers this year by establishing checkpoints on roadways, where drivers are stopped to ensure they are sober. In addition, so-called "driving while intoxicated saturation patrols," or large numbers of police officers trained to spot drivers under the influence, will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers.

New Study Lends Credence to Missouri's Universal Helmet Law

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that have passed universal helmet laws benefit from significant cost savings. These universal laws, which have been enacted in 19 states and the District of Columbia, require both motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear helmets at all times.

The information gathered shows an overwhelming difference in the number of motorcycle accident victims who wore helmets in states with universal helmet laws and those without such legislation. In states that require helmets, only 12 percent of accident victims were not wearing helmets at the time. States lacking helmet laws altogether saw a staggering 79 percent of those involved in a crash not wearing helmets.

Missouri Truck Accident Fatalities Increasing

Accidents involving large trucks are all too common and frequently result in serious, and sometimes fatal, consequences for both the truck driver and others on the road.

New statistics from the Missouri Highway Patrol show the number of fatalities caused by tractor-trailer accidents rose in 2011. In 2010, 105 people died due to such accidents. In 2011, the number of fatalities due to truck accidents increased to 120. These statistics correspond with information regarding the number of fatalities overall due to motor vehicle accidents in Missouri, which reportedly are increasing now for the first time since 2005.

Bridgeton Man Arrested After Hitting Three Pedestrians

Common sense dictates that driving while under the influence of alcohol poses serious risks for everyone involved. Alcohol affects the central nervous system, and can impair sensory-motor skills necessary to properly operate a motor vehicle. A recent accident revealed that drunken drivers not only pose a threat to other drivers on the road, but also to pedestrians in the area.

In the early morning hours on June 10, 2012, three pedestrians were pushing a vehicle that had broken down on Highway 94. One of the pedestrians was pushing near the driver's door and the other two were behind the vehicle. The pedestrians were trying to push the immobilized vehicle into a church parking lot and out of the way of oncoming traffic.

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