The footpad can fail to disengage after the rider has dismounted while the board is in motion and the skateboard can unexpectedly continue to operate, posing an injury hazard to bystanders.
Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate if there is a hazardous gap and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
The miter saw's rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade.
The teal-colored guard on the recalled hedge trimmer's shear blade is missing, posing a laceration hazard to users.
The markings on the outside of the bottles contain levels of lead that exceeds the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The ceramic pulleys used in the recalled Switchblade and Drifter kiteboarding kites can cause the bridle line connection to break, which reduces performance in steering and control of the kite, causing the kiteboarder to lose control of the kite, posing an injury hazard.
A fuse in the ATV's electrical system can fail during operation, which can result in sudden loss of engine power and headlights, posing a crash hazard.
The motorcycle's connecting rod can break, posing crash and injury hazards.
The recalled transceivers may not switch from SEND mode into SEARCH mode. If this were to occur, the device would not be able to locate a skier in an avalanche, which could result in severe bodily harm or death if the skier is buried under snow.
The molded plastic drain pan located at the bottom of the evaporator coil can overheat, melt and deform, posing a fire hazard.
The fabric playhouses and play tents fail to meet an industry flammability standard for these products, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Water can leak into the recalled underwater communication device during a dive and penetrate into the battery pack, causing the battery circuit board to short and ignite after the dive, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled products contain low-viscosity hydrocarbons which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning. In addition, the label on the products violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) by omitting the mandatory information on the packaging.
The buckle on the leg loops, when worn with a load-rated belt, can loosen and slip, posing a fall hazard.
The glass packaging of the small, sealed vials (ampoules) can weaken over time and break when opened, posing a laceration hazard to fingers and hands.
A small dowel can become exposed and detach from the toy box, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The mirror can come out of the silicone bear cover if pushed, exposing sharp edges of the mirror, posing a laceration hazard to children.
The recalled diving computers can fail to adjust to the user's altitude and display incorrect calculations for sea level dive times at altitudes exceeding 3,000 feet, posing injury (decompression sickness) and drowning hazards.
The weld attaching the stand to the base can break, posing a fall hazard.
The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
The tent's stove jack ring can deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures from contact with a stove pipe and create smoke inside the tent, posing a risk of injury from smoke inhalation.
The pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or serious injuries to consumers.
The wheel hubs were not manufactured to specifications and can fail, causing the tractor to lose braking and propulsion, posing crash and injury hazards.
The cockpit rear panel between the seats and the cargo bed can overheat and melt the plastic, posing a fire hazard.
The blocked vent temperature switch (BVTS) can malfunction, which can cause the release of gases, including carbon monoxide (CO), into consumers' homes, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The vehicles are missing the “Maximum Loading Limit” label which can cause loads and tongue weights that are too heavy for the vehicle's trailer towing and hitch, posing a crash and injury hazards due to the excessive weight.
The children's pajamas fail to meet the flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Improper insertion of the pins provided for assembly can cause the chair's legs to collapse, posing an injury hazard to the user.
The children's nightgowns fail to meet the flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The product contains lidocaine which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they ingest the anesthetic cream.
The children's robes fail to meet the flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The mower can leak fuel when it is stored in the upright (vertical) storage position, posing a fire hazard.
One of the U-shaped buckles on the supporting cables can fail, posing an impact injury hazard to the user or bystander if the rack falls.
The glass Coda pendant light fixtures can detach from their electrical cord, causing the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
The lithium-ion batteries in the umbrella's solar panels can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
The metal snaps on the rompers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The recalled over-the-counter products contain the regulated substance acetaminophen which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
The recalled over-the-counter products contain the regulated substances aspirin and ibuprofen which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
The chairs can tip over or collapse when a consumer is seated in the chair, posing a fall hazard.
As I begin to reflect on the 41 years of Morrow County EMS, I find myself humbled. The dedication and compassion of our present and past personnel have truly shown me why this field is a rewarding one. Morrow County EMS has continued to grow, by grow I mean that in the truest sense. The past has planted seeds of compassion for the sick and injured as well as the dedication to embrace technology to improve our patient care. As we continue to grow we must prepare for change in how we deliver care. Whether we do it thru Community Paramedicine, Community Outreach or a Tiered System. We also must embrace our personnel and the people we serve thru the Ten Principles of Servant Leadership; Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to Growth of People and Building a Community.
As we move forward in EMS we must keep in mind That EMS is still in its infancy stage compared to the Fire Service. The earliest known fire department was formed in Ancient Rome by Egnatius Rufus who used his slaves to provide a free fire service. The Emperor Augustus established a public fire department in 24 BCE. The Fire service has come a long way since then, now its our turn to grow and shine.