Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety is a Major Concern.

As summer approaches, more and more people are taking to trails throughout West Virginia to enjoy their All Terrain Vehicles (ATV).  While ATV’s are a source of enjoyment for many throughout the Mountain State, unauthorized use of ATV’s can lead to serious injury or death.  That’s why the state legislature has implemented laws regarding ATV use in West Virginia.  If you are going to be riding an ATV this summer, be sure to know the laws and regulations regarding ATV usage.

This is especially true for West Virginia’s teenage drivers.  No one may operate an ATV With a passenger under the age of eighteen, unless the operator has at a minimum a level two intermediate driver’s license or its equivalent or is eighteen years of age or older.
Also, an ATV is meant to operate at speeds of 25MPH or less.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission “reject the manufacture of a transitional, 'youth model' ATV for 14- to 16-year-olds that is capable of traveling at speeds up to 38 miles per hour.  James Perrin, president of the AAP, went a bit further, saying that “Children are not developmentally capable of operating these heavy, complex machines. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns all parents that no child under the age of 16 should drive or ride an ATV.”

The Masters Law Firm of Charleston West Virginia wants you to stay safe on ATV’s and other 4-wheelers this spring and summer.  If you need their assistance please call them at 1-800-342-3106.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Important News About Children’s Car Seats.

Graco, a well-known manufacturer of children’s safety products, has identified many of the harness buckles used on their infant and toddler car seats sold in the United States are difficult to open.  As a result, they are recalling the harness buckles used on select infant, toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats.

Consumers can determine if their infant and toddler car seats are affected and order a replacement harness buckle. If the device becomes sticky or difficult to use clean it thoroughly to make it more pliable.  Meanwhile Graco is subject to 10 million dollars in fines because if their failure to issue a prompt recall.

Nationwide there are literally dozens of food and product recalls every month throughout the United States.  Many West Virginians have been and will be effected by them.  If you have a concern about any recall anytime call The Masters Law Firm of Charleston at (800) 342-3106.  The Masters Law Firm serves all residents of the Mountain State.