Take Fireworks Safety Seriously on Independence Day

Take Fireworks Safety Seriously on Independence Day

June 25,2018

In 2018, the period of early June through the July 4 holiday has been designated National Fireworks Safety Month, The cause has also been taken up by organizations such as the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Safety Council (NSC), to name a few of the many, in hopes of educating those who use consumer fireworks about the dangers and injuries that are caused by careless behavior. Consumer firewo...

Disturbing Trend in Keyless Cars – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  

June 04,2018

Since 2006, nearly 30 people in the U.S. have died of carbon monoxide poisoning by their keyless-ignition vehicle.  Apparently, the victims mistakenly believed they had turned off the car, but the vehicle was left running in the garage, according to an investigative report by The New York Times. Dozens of others have been injured in similar incidents, and some were left with severe brain damage. From news reports, civil ...

The Legal Saga over the Ongoing GM Ignition Switch Recall Continues

January 08,2018

To say that the General Motors ignition switch recall and resulting legal action has not been without drama would be putting it mildly. Since initially recalling 800,000 of its small cars in 2014 due to faulty ignition switches which could shut off the engine during driving and prevent the airbags from inflating, the recall has swelled across all GM makes and models, eventually totaling nearly 30 million cars and trucks ...

Is Consumer Protection in Retreat?

December 04,2017

In 2017, consumers, along with some of the programs and government agencies that protect them from predatory business practices, appear to have taken a beating. Pundits and elected officials charge the Trump Administration with attempting to undo much of the legacy consumer, worker, and environmental protection programs and regulations implemented over the past five decades. Their evidence is certainly compelling… ...

Does Chrysler’s Quick Recall of Ram Trucks Mean More Manufacturer Responsibility?

November 09,2017

In June, one month after issuing its recall, 2017 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began the program affecting 1.25 million of its Dodge Ram pickups to correct a software error that may have been linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries. The erroneous code could temporarily disable the vehicles’ side air bag and deployment of seat belt pretensioners – which firmly secure passengers in a crash. The error was detec...

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