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Why are Millions of Pressure Cookers and Air Fryers Being Recalled in North and South Carolina?

June 15th, 2022

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Popular brands of air fryers and pressure cookers are overheating and malfunctioning, leading to serious burns, fires, and explosions

Air fryers and pressure cookers are the latest must-have kitchen appliances. However, more than 2 million air fryers and pressure cookers are being recalled for dangerous malfunctions and design flaws that are causing severe burn injuries, fires, and explosions.

In this article, we share which air fryers and pressure cookers are under recall, what to do if yours is affected, and … Read more

Posted In: Recall Alerts, Safety Tips

Carolina State Officials Warn of How Apple AirTags are Being Used to Stalk People

April 26th, 2022

Last year, Apple unveiled their new AirTags, small, coin-sized tracking devices designed to help people keep track of personal items, such as keys, wallets, purses, backpacks, and luggage. However, in recent months, there have been multiple reports of AirTags being used to stalk and track people.

“Criminals will place Apple AirTags in people’s purses if they’re not watching them. They’re so small that they can easily be placed anywhere,” says Bailey Parker with the South Carolina Department of Consumer AffairsRead more

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5 Things to Do When Someone Is Following You

February 18th, 2022

There’s little more frightening than the sneaking suspicion that someone may be following you. Here’s how you can tell whether the person behind you is following you and how to safely get out of these scary situations

How do you know if someone is following you?

If you suspect someone is tailing you in a car, you can confirm it by doing the following:

  1. If you’re on city streets, make four right turns. If the car is still behind
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Daylight Saving Time Doubles Number of Car Accidents in North and South Carolina

November 5th, 2021

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In the week that follows Daylight Saving Time, Carolina drivers must remain alert as roads become more dangerous.

This Sunday, November 7, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means we’ll get an extra hour of sleep. But before you get too excited about a little extra snooze time, you should know that Daylight Saving Time has a dark side.

When the clocks spring forward and fall back each year, it’s only by an hour, but research shows that it takes days Read more

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Urgent Warning Issued for Treadmills and Children

June 17th, 2021

Dozens of children have been injured and one killed by a popular at-home treadmill 

baby crawling on a treadmill To say the coronavirus pandemic has changed lives throughout the Carolinas would be an understatement. From remote work and school schedules to new ways to attend events and connect with others, COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on our day-to-day lives. While some lifestyle changes have been positive, one trend is raising concerns about child safety.

Children are being injured by treadmills at an alarming rate

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Car

May 3rd, 2021

How to keep your dog safe in a car

With changes to how we travel, many North Carolina and South Carolina residents are hitting the road with dogs as their copilots. Whether your plan is to hike and camp, explore back roads and under-the-radar towns, or visit family and friends, the promise of an adventure on the open road can be exciting not just for you but for your dog, too.

At Auger & Auger, our dogs are part of our family, and we take them everywhere! Whether it’s … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Safety Tips

Boating Stressors Increase Chances of Accident

April 1st, 2021

Family enjoying a boat rideKnowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:

Sun Glare

The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Five Tips for Towing Riders

March 1st, 2021

Girl riding tube behind JetskiChances are that if you own any type of watercraft, you have friends and family begging you for a ride. Not just any ride, mind you, they want to be pulled behind your boat on a raft, skis, or board. You may be wary of towing a living and breathing human behind a powerful boat; however, when you follow these great tips, you can tow a rider like a pro.

  1. Talk Before the Ride

Talk to the person you will … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Common Cold-Weather Related Injuries

November 27th, 2020

After another particularly brutal summer, a lot of us are looking forward to the winter months — especially those of us who work outside, considering the Carolinas’ sub-tropical temperatures and mild winters. Working under the hot summer sun, the dangers of heatstroke or dehydration is always a threat, and sometimes it seems like you spend as much time drinking water as you do working. men working in the cold

But winter has its dangers for anyone who’ll be spending a lot of time in the Read more

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5 Signs You Are an Aggressive Driver

October 2nd, 2020

It’s easy to ignore the flaws in ourselves that we see in others. In fact, our brains often naturally do this as a form of confirmation bias. Sometimes, this phenomenon can lead to an innocent faux pas, such as leaving a gathering without saying goodbye to the host. Other times, it can lead to habits that put ourselves and others in danger, such as when we drive aggressively without even realizing it.

Recognizing aggressive driving in others is easy, Read more

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