Most people like animals, and a substantial number of people in the state of Massachusetts own and provide for a companion animal. In many cases, that animal is a dog. The vast majority of companion animals and pets are loving, gentle beings that enhance the life of the humans who care for them.
When choosing a gift for your child, keep in mind that not all toys are meant for all children. In the U.S. alone last year there were over 250,000 toy-related injuries requiring emergency room visits. Almost half of those were injuries to the head and face and more than 30 percent of total injuries happened to children under the age of five.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged Massachusetts manufacturer Spincraft, Inc. with 38 safety violations, causing the company to face $175,500 in fines.