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...]

Ikea Issues Product Recall for Crib Mattresses

Product Recall From Ikea Due to Infants Becoming Trapped Between Crib and Mattress Popular, inexpensive Swedish furniture maker Ikea has issued a product recall for crib mattresses after receiving two reports of infants becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib. IKEA AB issued the product recall on Tuesday, January 13th, for 169,000 mattresses after learning that two children became trapped in a gap between the mattress and the crib. Fortunately, the children were unharmed, but the furniture giant issued the product recall to prevent … [Read more...]

Toyota Issues Another Vehicle Recall for Defective Takata Airbags

Another Vehicle Recall from Toyota Covers More Defective Takata Airbags The Toyota Motor Corp has issued another vehicle recall for cars that feature problematic and defective Takata Airbags. The latest vehicle recall covers 247,000 cars, including 2003 to 2005 Corolla and Matrix, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra, and the 2003 to 2005 Pontiac Vibe. Interestingly, the vehicle recall says that the recalled models are primarily registered in the Southern US, mainly in Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Some other models are … [Read more...]

Honda Issues Vehicle Recall Due to Takata Airbags

Honda’s Vehicle Recall Covers Thousands of Cars that Feature Takata Airbags Honda Motor Corp. has issued a vehicle recall covering 63,200 cars due to a defect in the driver’s side airbag, which is manufactured by Takata. Takata’s airbags have led to numerous vehicle recalls recently, covering over 16 million cars worldwide. Honda’s models under the vehicle recall are CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze, model years 2012-2015, which are mostly sold in the Asian market. However, other vehicles in the recall are in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. … [Read more...]

Food Recall for Ground Beef at Whole Foods

N.E. Whole Foods Face Food Recall for Ground Beef Whole Foods locations in Massachusetts face a food recall for ground beef products that may contain e. Coli. The food recall for ground beef so far is small – only 368 pounds of ground beef are under the food recall, and Massachusetts Whole Foods are only affected in two locations. The ground beef was produced on June 8th, June 10th, and June 21st. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began investigating reports of e. Coli illnesses in the area on June 25th. Three patients … [Read more...]

Five Safest Child Seats

Report Details the Safest Child Seats for Cars Consumer Reports has created a new information program for consumers looking to purchase the safest child seat for their vehicle. The organization, which independently tests many products for defects or safety issues, has redesigned their method of testing child seats for safety issues. The test uses pediatric information about babies’ and childrens’ growing bodies, especially damage from impacts on the head, to measure potential damage in vehicle crashes. Based on their new test protocol, … [Read more...]

Playtex Issues Product Recall for 1 Million Pacifiers for Choking Hazard

Playtex Pacifier Clips Could Cause Choking Hazard, Manufacturer Issues Product Recall Baby product manufacturer Playtex has issued a product recall for 1 million pacifiers because the clip could crack and poses a potential choking hazard. There are currently no known injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but there have been at least 99 reports of the clips cracking. The product recall covers pacifier holder clips, which attach the pacifier to items such as strollers, diaper bags, or clothing, so that the pacifier … [Read more...]

Kids Confusing Colorful Detergent Packets for Candy

South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Miniature laundry detergent packets, which serve as an alternative to the regular heavy bottles, have been more popular recently than liquid detergent and stores have began to stock them on their shelves. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them, according to Fox News. Parents say the small packets resemble little candies and if left on a low shelf in a laundry room, or on the counter, young children may confuse them … [Read more...]

Child Injured in Grease Accident At Sonic

South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys A five-year-old girl in Clarksville,TN fell into a vat of grease located  just a few feet away from the patio tables where the family was eating at a Sonic restaurant. The vat was under shrubbery that was only a few feet from the tables and chairs on the business' patio, and was covered by a round disk that was partly visible through the mulch. Although the disk was stamped with a caution that read, “Warning: Do Not Enter. Poison Gas,” the disk was knocked off when the young girl fell … [Read more...]