San Bernardino Fatal Rollover Accident

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Timothy Berkich, 29, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, after he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed the morning of December 19, 2009. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, Berkich lost control of his 1991 Ford Ranger while driving near the intersection of Braceo and Nielsen roads. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after the crash.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Timothy Berkich for their tragic and untimely loss. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Berkich. Please keep them in your prayers.
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Salmonella Contamination Leads to Hazelnut Recall

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Whole Foods Market is issuing a product recall for several batches of organic raw hazelnuts after a salmonella food poisoning concern. According to a news report in Consumeraffairs.com, these raw hazelnuts, also known as “filberts,” were sold in bulk in several states including California, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Oregon, New Mexico and Washington. The hazelnuts are being recalled because of a possible salmonella contamination.
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Product Recall for 50 Million Window Coverings over Strangulation Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a massive defective product recall involving all Roman and roll-up shades in homes with children saying that they pose an immediate threat of strangulation, especially to young children. According to an NBC news report, federal officials, as well as the window-covering industry, have issued this recall after reports of eight fatalities and 16 near-strangulations involving these window coverings. Federal officials along with industry representatives have determined that about 50 million window coverings need to be repaired in the United States in order to make them safe for children. Nearly 5 million Roman shades and 3 million roll-up blinds are sold each year.
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Federal Agency Reissues Defective Product Recall for Simplicity Cribs

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Federal officials are reissuing a defective product alert about Simplicity drop side cribs, after the report of yet another infant who became trapped and suffocated in these defective cribs. According to a report in Consumeraffairs.com, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing another warning telling parents not to use these cribs, 600,000 of which were recalled in September. At the time, two infant deaths were linked to these beds. Now, the death toll is up to 11. The cribs are made by Simplicity Inc. The company has become defunct following the recalls.
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Man Killed in San Bernardino Rollover Car Accident

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Edward Tutundjian, 24, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after he lost control of his car and crashed. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, Tutundjian was driving a 2008 BMW on the 15 Freeway when he veered into the dirt median and then overcorrected the steering wheel to get back on the road. He lost control of the car. The BMW rolled over several times. Tutundjian was ejected from the vehicle. This fatal rollover accident occurred the afternoon of December 17, 2009 on the northbound 15 Freeway near Cady Wash.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Edward Tutundjian for their tragic and sudden loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved this young man. They will be in my prayers.
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Airbag Defects Lead to Range Rover Recall

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Jaguar Land Rover has issued a vehicle defect recall for 4,001 2010 Range Rover models because its airbags may not deploy during a car accident. According to a news report in Left Lane News, the product defect recall involves the passenger side airbag in these vehicles. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that these 2010 Range Rover models may experience airbag warning lamp illumination with the passenger side airbag disabled. The disable lamp in the overhead console may also light up.
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Nearly 400,000 Toyota Cars Investigated for Engine Stalling Problems

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Federal officials have launched an auto product defect investigation involving 397,000 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models. According to New York Times news report, this time the investigation has to do with stalling problems in the 2006 model vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it began its preliminary investigation based on 26 complaints about the engines on these car models quitting. Apparently, the engines on these vehicles stall suddenly and without warning while being driven. The federal agency is also looking into whether other vehicles such as the Pontiac Vibe should be included or covered under this investigation.
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JC Penney Recalls Defective Gas Grills for Fire Hazard

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JC Penney has issued a defective product recall for more than 5,000 Cooks Outdoor Grills because the grills pose a fire and burn injury hazard to consumers. According to a news report in Consumeraffairs.com, the company has received 11 reports of fires as a result of inadequate drainage. The drip pan on the grill apparently does not allow for proper drainage leading to potential fire hazards. So far no injuries have been reported.
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Orange County Car Accident Kills Woman

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A 54-year-old woman was killed in an Orange County car accident, after she lost control of her 2005 Ford Expedition and struck a tree. The Orange County Register reports that the fatal car accident occurred the morning of December 12, 2009 on Trabuco Road at Keystone in Irvine. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police are investigating the cause of this accident. If you witnessed this accident, please contact Irvine Police at 949-724-7024.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this woman, who was fatally injured in this car accident. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved her. Please keep them in your prayers.
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San Bernardino Car Accident Involves Big Rig

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Sharon McGrath, 63, was killed the afternoon of December 3, 2009 in a San Bernardino car accident after her car crashed into a big-rig. The San Bernardino Sun reports that McGrath was driving a 1988 Lincoln Mark 7 east on Jurupa Road, near Etiwanda Avenue in Ontario, when she went into the westbound lanes and hit the semi-truck. McGrath was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after the accident.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Sharon McGrath for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved this woman. Please keep them in your prayers.
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