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Takata Airbag Recall: The Largest Auto Recall in US History

April 19, 2018   |  
The Takata Airbag Recall is considered the largest auto safety recall in United States history. The recall involves nearly 50 million airbags in cars, trucks, and SUVs of 19 different automakers. Caused by a defective inflator, the airbags are exploding when deployed in an accident, sending shrapnel flying across the...
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How Do I Know If My Vehicle Was Recalled?

February 9, 2018   |  
Vehicles with safety defects are recalled by manufacturers each year. In fact, more than 53 million vehicles were recalled in the US during 2016. While your vehicle’s manufacturer is required to notify you when there is a recall, there are reasons why you may not receive the notification. Fortunately, you...
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Recalls Initiated Over Flammable Children’s Pajamas and Sleep Products

December 28, 2017   |  
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently coordinated multiple recalls for children’s pajama products that fail to meet federal flammability safety standards. In 1972, when the CPSC was created, it took over the responsibility of issuing flammability standards for clothing products from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Children’s sleepwear...
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Six Types of Toys to Avoid This Holiday Season

December 13, 2017   |  
Defective toys are a safety issue that consumers are forced to grapple with each year during the holiday season. Many of you may still remember the exploding hoverboards from 2015. This year will be no different. However, certain toys create specific hazards. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) claims...
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Is This Common Safety Hazard in Your Vehicle?

November 22, 2017   |  
Millions of vehicles are currently under recall because they contain safety defects. A large percentage of recent recalls involve faulty Takata airbag inflators that have caused catastrophic injuries and deaths. There are also safety hazards in vehicles that may not be under recall. Seatback failures are a potential safety hazard...
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Could a Tip-Over Accident Happen in Your Home?

November 1, 2017   |  
Tip-over accidents may occur when children climb or pull on top-heavy furniture. Children who are caught underneath heavy furniture could be hurt by blunt-force trauma, oxygen deprivation and lacerations. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 33,000 people are injured by tip-over accidents each year in...
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Has My Child’s Car Seat Been Recalled?

October 31, 2017   |  
Safety or booster seats can reduce the risk of your child suffering a catastrophic injury or dying during a car crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent by properly using one of these seats. However, these...
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Can Used Cars Be Sold if They Contain Defects Under Recall?

October 9, 2017   |  
CarMax has been accused of selling used vehicles with unfixed safety recalls. According to a report compiled by the CARS Foundation, the Center for Auto Safety and the MASSPIRG Education Fund, one in four CarMax vehicles could have unrepaired defects. The report analyzed 1,699 vehicles sold at eight CarMax dealerships...
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Does Death Wish Coffee Live Up to Its Name?

October 6, 2017   |  
Death Wish Coffee company has advertised its “Death Wish Coffee” as the strongest in the world. The company claims that one cup of its coffee contains multiple times more caffeine than a regular cup. However, Death Wish Coffee may have unintentionally lived up to its name. According to the company,...
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What Should I Do If I Develop Cancer from Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder?

September 6, 2017   |  
Late last month, a jury in Los Angeles ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay out a record $417 million to a woman who sued the pharmaceutical giant claiming that using their baby powder had led to her developing cancer. Does Using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder Cause Cancer? Johnson &...
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