Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Honda and Takata for Faulty Airbag

Florida Woman Sues for Personal Injury Against Honda and Takata for Faulty Airbag An elderly Florida resident has filed a lawsuit against Honda Motor Corp and Takata for faulty airbags that inflated too forcefully after a car accident, and left her paralyzed. Patricia Mincey, 76 years old, has filed a multimillion dollar personal injury lawsuit against both Honda and Takata, for using the faulty Takata airbags in Honda Civics. According to the lawsuit, on June 15th last year, Mincey ran a red light going 20 miles per hour in her Honda Civic, … [Read more...]

Potentially Thousands of Dangerous Trinity Guardrails in SC

Investigation Uncovers Possibly Thousands of Faulty Trinity Guardrails on SC’s Highways A special investigation conducted by WIS in South Carolina found that there could be thousands of faulty, recalled Trinity guardrails on the state’s highways, and the SC Department of Transportation has no way to know which guardrails are dangerous. “Since January of 2010, we've installed over 5,000 end terminals,” SCDOT chief engineer of operations Leland Colvin said. However, SCDOT reported that they do not know for sure how many of the faulty guardrails … [Read more...]

Keurig Mini Plus Brewers Under Product Recall for Burn Injuries

Keurig Issues Product Recall for Mini Plus Brewers Due to Hot Liquid Burn Injuries Keurig makes one of the most popular coffee brewing systems in the US. However, the company issued a product recall in December 2014 for its Mini Plus Brewing Systems after receiving hundreds of reports of sudden sprays of hot liquid, and almost a hundred reports of burn injuries associated with the defect. Keurig’s Mini Plus Brewers were manufactured between 2009 and 2014. The coffee company stated that it has received about 200 reports that the mini plus … [Read more...]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Candied Apples Kills 5

Serious Listeria Outbreak in Prepackaged Candied Apples Leads to 5 Deaths A serious listeria outbreak has led to the deaths of 5 people and hospitalizations in 21 others, and has been linked back to prepackaged candied apples. The Centers for Disease Control reports that, between October and November this year, 28 people in 10 states in the US have been infected with listeria because of the candied apples, and developed listeriosis, which is a life-threatening illness. The listeria outbreak is so dangerous that the CDC urges consumers to not … [Read more...]

Honda Agrees to Required Takata Airbag Safety Recall

Honda Agrees to US Regulators’ Required Safety Recall for Takata Airbag Dangers On Wednesday, December 3rd, Honda Motor Corp agreed to a request from federal US safety regulators to expand its safety recall of Takata airbags, especially driver’s side airbags, due to numerous reports of exploding airbags causing shrapnel injuries and deaths in Honda drivers. “Why are we doing this? Because our customers have concerns and we want to address them,” said Rick Schostek, an executive vice president at Honda North America, in testimony before a … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Defect Leads to Senate Hearing

Investigative Senate Hearing Reviews Takata Airbag Defect A Senate hearing convened to investigate numerous vehicle recalls related to Takata airbag defect, which date back as far as 2008. On Thursday, November 20th, a senior executive with Takata testified that a Takata airbag defect leads to corrosion of an inflator mechanism that can cause the airbags to explode and embed shrapnel into the driver or passengers. At least five deaths worldwide, including three in the US, and dozens of personal injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag … [Read more...]

5 Million Graco Strollers Under Product Recall for Finger Amputation Risk

Graco Strollers Under Massive Product Recall Due to Finger Amputation Risk After a long back and forth with federal safety regulators, Graco Children’s products has finally issued a massive product recall for Graco strollers due to the risk of potentially amputating the fingers of children riding in the stroller. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the product recall covers 11 different stroller models, totaling near 5 million units in the US, 202,000 units in Canada, and just over 10,000 units in Mexico. "The folding … [Read more...]

McDonalds Issues Product Recall for Happy Meal Toy

Popular Happy Meal Toy Under Product Recall From McDonalds Due to Choking Hazard A very popular Hello Kitty Happy Meal toy is now under a product recall from McDonalds because it can present a choking hazard to children. The item is a red whistle, which is part of a Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy. The whistle can be found inside a plastic Hello Kitty, which holds a pink heart-shaped lollipop in her hand. McDonalds received two reports of children who sucked the whistles into their mouths, then coughed out pieces. According to the Consumer … [Read more...]

SC Minibike Company to Pay Fine for Delayed Product Recall

South Carolina-Based Minibike and Go-Cart Company Must Pay Large Fine for Delayed Product Recall A company that manufactures minibikes and go-carts, based in Anderson, SC, has agreed to pay a $4.3 million fine for a delayed product recall, and failing to inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission of defects in the go-carts and minibikes in a timely fashion. Baja Inc, and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies, have agreed to pay the hefty delayed product recall fine, but refuse to acknowledge any wrongdoing on their part, … [Read more...]

Latest Toyota Vehicle Recall Covers 1.75 Million Cars

Two New Toyota Vehicle Recalls Cover for 1.75 Million Cars and SUVs On Wednesday, October 15th, Toyota Motor Corp issued two Toyota vehicle recalls for 1.75 million cars and SUVs around the globe. The first Toyota vehicle recall covers most of the cars – 1.67 million – to address defects in the brake cylinder that could affect the vehicles’ performance. The company is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the vehicle recall, but problems could occur if the cars and SUVs cannot brake when necessary. About 1.05 million of those cars … [Read more...]