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Takata Airbag Recall Expands After 12th Victim Dies in the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded the Takata airbag recall to include an additional 2.7 million airbags in vehicles sold by Ford, Nissan and Mazda. The recent expansion comes after Honda reported a 12th American… Read More

Defective Takata Airbags Claim 11th U.S. Victim

A 50-year-old woman who died in September after being injured in a car crash has been confirmed as the 11th U.S. victim of defective Takata airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The woman was driving in a 2001… Read More

Honda and Acura Airbags More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently announced that some defective Takata airbag are much more dangerous than originally thought. New tests indicate that the chances of a dangerous airbag inflator rupture are as… Read More

New Law Aims to Protect Rental Car Consumers from Car Defects

On June 1, 2016, a new law went into effect requiring rental agencies to repair any safety defects open on their vehicles prior to renting them to customers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fleets with more than… Read More

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Cancer

Amidst growing concern regarding the dangers of cell phone radiation, researchers have released findings from a new study that identified a small link between cell phone radiation and cancer. The researchers at the National Institute of Environmental… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Grows Again

The largest safety recall in history just grew even larger with the addition of 40 million defective Takata airbags to the already massive list of recalled vehicles. The defective devices have been linked to 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Previous… Read More

Faulty Takata Airbags Linked to Two More Deaths

Two more deaths caused by defective Takata airbags have brought the international total to 11, also fueling renewed calls for more immediate action to remedy the defect. The most recent death occurred on April 12 when a retired Florida woman succumbed… Read More

Honda Quietly Asked for Takata Airbag Design Change in 2009

In August 2009, Honda quietly requested Takata Corp. create a “fail-safe” design change to its airbag inflators after ruptured inflators were linked to at least four injuries and a death. The automaker, however, did not notify the National Highway Traffic… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

A federal jury issued a $500 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson after concluding that the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants were defective in design. The plaintiffs in the case are Texas residents who had the device implanted and… Read More

CDC Says Lumber Liquidators Flooring Poses Risk to Human Health

Following an investigation requested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have determined that Lumber Liquidators flooring increases the risk of cancer due to the levels of formaldehyde in… Read More

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