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Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Product Defects | 0 comments

Tips to a Lush, Blossoming Garden

Everyone wants to be able to take pride in their work. For students, this means a report card with all A’s. For a baker, may mean perfecting their brownie recipe. For gardeners, they want to have the lushest garden. If this sounds like you, check out these tips to keep your garden blossoming and colorful:

  • Plant flowers that are in season.

Picking summer flowers to plant in the winter will almost always be accompanied by disappointment. Try to match the plants you want to grow with the plants that will thrive the best during the current season. Additionally, make sure flowers are appropriate for the climate that you live in. Cactus plants will drown in an area that rains constantly, and any flower that needs a lot of water will shrivel in an overly-arid climate.

  • Space the flowers evenly and consistently.

Overcrowding your seeds violates the most sacred rule of gardening. Give each individual plant or flower ample room to grow. This being said, it can be tedious to make sure every plant is evenly spaced out. Don’t get lazy and start planting seeds sporadically! Making sure the rows of plants are at least somewhat evenly-spaced out will ensure a symmetrical garden.

  • Pull weeds on a regular basis.

Weeds and invasive plant species are just one of many bumps in the road on your way to creating your oasis. Not only should you pull weeds as soon as you see them, but you should also destroy the roots. If not, they will continue to grow and spread. Aside from pulling and physically destroying the roots, certain herbicides can help mitigate weeds while helping other plants flourish.

Be careful if you decide to use a plant-killing spray, though. A few herbicides have been linked to nasty side effects. The Driscoll Firm, P.C. has recently begun to handle cases regarding Roundup. Roundup is an herbicide containing glyphosate. Glyphosate is a chemical that is now being labeled as a carcinogen, and it has been linked to various diseases including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia.

If you decide to go the route of using an herbicide, be sure to avoid using Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products. If you’ve already started using these, stop immediately and get in contact with an attorney who can help get you the proper settlement if the unthinkable should occur and you begin to experience side effects due to exposure.

  • Be patient!

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your garden be. Plants take time to grow. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breeze as you watch the first buds begin to pop up. If you find yourself growing impatient, resist the urge to try and force the garden to grow faster. Rushing the process can damage any flowers that are beginning to sprout. It’ll all be worth it when you wake up one day and see an incredible garden full of colorful flowers.

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Product Defects | 0 comments

Common Defects in Childcare Products and Toys

Common Defects in Childcare Products and Toys

As the adult, you should be the one who makes sure that your child is not at risk of dangerous childcare products and toys, but sometimes avoiding these things is difficult, especially if the designers, manufacturers, and distributors of the product are negligent.

According to the website of the Benton Law Firm, those who have children who have been injured because of somebody else’s fault may have legal options. They may get compensation from the damages that they have sustained from the negligence of the parties mentioned earlier.

Age-inappropriate products

Childcare products and toys should have labels on them indicating the age group they are for. The labels should factor in the possibilities with these products. Will the child be able to use this product without supervision? Does it have any dangerous parts? Many age-inappropriate products have the following traits:

  • Dangerous materials, like harmful chemicals and combustible parts
  • Harmful parts, like fans, motors, and sharp and pointy edges
  • Overly sexual or violent content
  • Small objects or detachable parts that can cause choking

Choking hazards

Children can be too curious and reckless that they may put anything in their mouths, and that includes childcare products and toys. Designers and manufacturers should take this into consideration before even creating a product. Choking hazards may come in many forms, such as:

  • Detachable parts
  • Objects that are too easy to break
  • Objects that are too small
  • Parts that can easily be broken off
  • Parts that are too small

Lead paint poisoning

Childcare products and toys are regulated by standards, enforced by the federal government, state, or the industry itself. Excessive use of harmful materials, such as lead, may make designers and manufacturers liable for the damage that an exposed child may sustain. The worst damages include comatose and death. The following are just some of the instances where the child can get enough lead:

  • Eating or chewing chips of lead paint from products
  • Getting exposed to products with lead on its paint or plastic
  • Putting the said products in their mouths
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