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Ford Truck Recall 2018: What to Do If a Manufacturer Recalls Your Car

September 26, 2018   |  
In September of 2018, American vehicle manufacturer Ford issued a recall notice for more than two million of their F-150 pickup trucks due to a defective seat belt issue. The Ford F-150 is the most popular pickup truck in America, and the recall affects model years 2015-2018 trucks produced between...
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Roundup Lawsuit: Your Questions Answered

August 30, 2018   |  
The popular weed killer, Roundup, is receiving much attention from the media as of late. This is due to the recent trial held in San Francisco for a man who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer after years of using the popular herbicide. So why are people suing Monsanto, the manufacturer of...
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Do You Have Any Of These Harmful Products In Your Home?

August 23, 2018   |  
Companies are responsible for producing safe products for consumers to use. These products should be safe and guaranteed to work as advertised. Companies that are negligent in this responsibility should be held accountable. Consumers have the right to hold these companies to a high standard of safety. By contacting an...
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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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