Summer Storm Safety

Although Northcentral Wisconsin is no stranger to threatening summer weather, you may be unaware of unsafe practices that can lead to hazardous conditions during and after a storm or tornado. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) lists four deadly hazards related with storms.

Concussion Awareness Is Important

According to Injury Facts, the leading cause of unintentional injury for youth (ages 15 – 24) is being struck by another person or object. When a blow occurs to the head, the young adult can suffer a concussion or brain injury.

Protecting Yourself from Frauds and Scams

We recently shared a post about protecting yourself from IRS scams, which is worth looking at especially as tax season is in full swing. But we’d like to make you aware of another great online resource that provides people with a wide range of information about fraud and scam protection — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) website. This site has an entire section filled with information about fraud and scams — everything from identity theft and phishing, to elder financial … Continued

Corded Blinds and Curtains Can Be Hazardous to Young Children

In December 2018, the American National Standards Institute approved an updated voluntary safety standard for window coverings, stating that window coverings be cordless, have cords 8” or less, or have inaccessible cords. The standard also calls for more warning tags that highlight the strangulation hazard posed by corded blinds and curtains. This new standard was adopted in an effort to reduce strangulations of young children. If your window coverings do have cords, and you have young children, the U.S. Consumer … Continued