Takata Exploding Airbags, Execs May go to Prison – Why it Matters

If you drive or ride in a car, there is a frighteningly good chance that your vehicle could be equipped with faulty airbags that have the potential to explode, shooting out metal shrapnel at high velocity. You could be seriously injured or killed. 180 people have already been injured and 11 have already been killed […]

Top 5 Defective Product Resources

1. Product Liability Accidents If a defective product caused your accident, it changes the nature of your case and who can be held financially liable for your injuries. Defective products are behind all kinds of accidents and it is often only through a thorough investigation by an experienced product liability attorney that the true cause […]

A New Pact Between the Government and the Auto Industry Raises a Question

On Friday January 15th, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced a pact with 18 automobile manufacturers. According to the non-binding document, a list of “proactive safety principles,” they pledge to use their “collective strength and knowledge to work collaboratively, consistent with the law, to further enhance the safety of the traveling public.”  […]

Dangers of Listeria Food Poisoning

Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to a serious infection. The disease tends to affect pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, like the elderly. Listeriosis is a serious problem and should be treated as such. In October 2015 there were at least four recalls in the United States due to listeria […]

Would You Know if Your Vehicle Was Subject to a Safety Recall?

We hear about vehicle recalls in the news almost every day. Some of the recalls involve defects that have already caused numerous accidents and death. But the majority of safety recalls don’t make the headlines, and owners, especially those who bought their vehicles used, are left driving around completely unaware of the dangers. SaferCar.gov offers […]

Another Recall for Faulty Ignition Switch

On September 25, 2014, Chrysler announced that it is recalling 349,442 vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch that can cause the vehicles to suddenly shut off while driving. When this happens, braking power can be diminished and power steering can be lost, easily leading to a crash. Chrysler says it only knows of one […]

Harley-Davidson Recall

Harley-Davidson has announced a recall of over 66,000 motorcycles due to a defect that can cause the front wheel to suddenly lock up. When the recall was issued, only five crashes had been reported and the injuries were minor, but the potential dangers of this type of defect are frightening. This is the second major […]

Evenflo Car Seat Recall

You may remember the Graco car seat recall issued in February, in which the company recalled front-facing seats, but refused to recall rear-facing car seats with the same defect. Well, Evenflo has issued a similar recall, for the same buckle defect, and has also rejected the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to recall […]

Deadly Pet Treats Back in Stores

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that as of September 2013, it had received reports of about 3,600 dogs sickened by jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 who died from eating the treats, since 2007. By January, 2014 the number of reports of sickened animals had risen to 4,500. […]