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. […]

General Motors Follows in Toyota’s Footsteps with Recent Recalls

With pending lawsuits prompting the recall of over 11 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles, General Motors has also recently recalled millions of their own vehicles for various reasons. Most recently, 1.6 million General Motors cars were confirmed to suffer from a faulty engine switch that can lead to the vehicle shutting down unexpectedly. Other GM […]

GM Announces Another Massive Recall

On Monday, March 17, 2014, General Motors announced three new recalls. Over 1.18 million vehicles were affected. According to the New York Times, the recalls have now reached over 4.8 million vehicles. The company says there have not been any injuries or deaths reported in connection with the defects prompting the recalls. GM is already […]