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485,000 High Chairs Recalled After Injury Reports

More than 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs are being recalled after a design flaw led to children getting cuts and bruises. Importer Artsana USA Inc. knows of 21 children getting injured from falling against pegs on the back legs of …

Man Critically Injured While Clearing Debby Debris

A north Florida public works employee was struck by a utility pole that snapped while he was clearing debris from Tropical Storm Debby. Alachua County spokesman Mark Sexton says Emanuel Baker was clearing downed trees Monday in Micanopy. One tree …

Girl Who Fell 100 Feet From Ride Returns to Wisconsin

A Florida teenager who plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride 17 months ago has returned to the state to promote an expansion project at the hospital that likely saved her life. Hospital staff and others watched in …

American Couple Stuck in Costa Rica After ATV Crash

An Anoka, Minn., couple is stuck in Costa Rica after an all-terrain adventure landed one of them in the hospital. Ron and Elissa Merritt are desperately trying to get back to the U.S. where their health insurance will pay for …

40-Foot Boat Explodes at Washington Marina

A 40-foot boat that exploded at a marina on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Tuesday evening broke windows, inflicted shrapnel-type damage on other nearby vessels and seriously injured a 78-year-old man, firefighters said. The force of the blast sank the boat, briefly …

1 Injured, 9 Displayed in San Diego Fire

Firefighters say one person had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the Bay Terraces neighborhood of San Diego. A fire-rescue dispatcher told City News Service four adults and five children were displaced by the blaze …

Pilot Tried to Warn Texas Fashion Editor Away From Prop

A pilot has told investigators that he warned a Dallas-area woman away from the front of the small plane before she walked into the propeller. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released a preliminary report on the Dec. 3 …

Falling Tree Branch Critically Injures New York Man

State police say an eastern New York man is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a falling tree branch while clearing dead trees. Troopers say 41-year-old Todd Croshier of Pleasant Valley was in the woods …

North Dakota Man Sues Sugar Company for Causing Fall

A man who claims American Crystal Sugar Co.’s failure to keep ice off a scale platform caused his fall and injury is suing the company for $50,000. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Dean Dauner filed his suit in Traill …

11 Firefighters Injured in Home of New Jersey Hoarder

A fire in the home of a New Jersey hoarder has killed 20 cats and injured 11 firefighters, most of them from throwing piles of heavy debris. Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost tells The Record newspaper that Tuesday’s blaze was …