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  • Second Airbag Recall for Ford and Mazda Trucks
    Jan-2-18 Detroit, MI Ford and Mazda have announced that they will recall hundreds of thousands of 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks made by Ford. The second round of airbag recalls affects vehicles that were previously recalled in 2015 and 2016 for a temporary replacement of faulty airbag inflator mechanism. Takata airbags have been linked...
  • $200M Settlement Imposed on Takata for Defective Air Bags
    Washington, DC: The Department of Transportation' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued two orders regarding defective Takata air bag inflators. The orders impose the largest civil penalty in NHTSA' history for Takata' violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and for the first time use NHTSA' authority to accelerate recall rep...
  • Topps Tainted Beef: Recall Could Have Happened Sooner
    Dec-21-07 Lexington, NB In the aftermath of the Topps beef recall , one of the largest beef recalls in US history, a number of problems have been identified that may, ideally, serve to improve safeguards and prevent illness and similar recalls from happening again. However, the very convenience of frozen foods only adds to the problem, and dictates that safeguar...
  • Despite Recalls and Lawsuits, Airbags Still Linked to Deaths
    Feb-2-16 Detroit, MI: Despite numerous airbag recalls linked to defective airbags, and lawsuits alleging the airbags caused numerous deaths, reports indicate that people are still dying in minor accidents because of airbag failures. Carmakers have faced increased scrutiny over their handling of airbag recalls in recent years, but according to reports, that scru...
  • Are More People at Risk for Airbag Injuries?
    Jun-12-16 Salt Lake City, UT: In what could be baffling to many people, a US Senate Committee has issued a report indicating that there are still vehicles being sold on the market with Takata airbags that are subject to a massive recall. As carmakers recall certain vehicles due to reportedly defective airbags, some cars are coming out with the recalled safety de...
  • Chrysler Air Bag and Steering Wobble Recalls
    Oct-10-14 Los Angeles, CA The rate of automotive recalls this year appears to be accelerating with Chrysler vehicles accounting for some major numbers. This week, the car manufacturer added to its growing list of recent recalls, a recall affecting approximately 22,100 small cargo vans because of inadvertent side air bag deployments, the company and U.S. safet...
  • NHTSA Wants National Recall of Vehicles with Defective Takata Airbags
    Nov-19-14 Los Angeles, CA Further to the recent rash of defective airbag recalls by major automobile manufacturers in the US and Canada, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says a full national recall is needed. BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota all use the rec...
  • $8 Million Award Upheld Against Trucking Companies and Driver
    Sep-17-15 An Illinois appeals court upheld an $8 million damages award against two trucking companies and the driver who struck and killed the plaintiff’s wife. There were four defendants in the case: • Transfreight, a trucking company contracted with Toyota to make parts deliveries. • Kiswani Trucking, which was responsible for delivering the goods...
  • Tylenol Recalls Over or More Over-Doses?
    Mar-21-12 Seattle, WA Over the past few decades, Tylenol has likely been recalled more than any other OTC (over the counter) drug, for a number of reasons. Who can forget the 1982 recall, when the packaging was tampered with and some bottles were found to contain cyanide? Then last year's recalls of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release due to a "musty odor"—mak...
  • Airbag Issues: Newer Airbags Not Necessarily Safer
    Nov-10-13 Omaha, NE When it comes to airbag failure , the situation is a bit like the Goldilocks story: the airbag can deploy too early, too late or not at all. The purpose of airbags, to prevent accidental injuries, is for the safety devices to deploy at exactly the right time. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, putting people in the vehicle at risk of...
  • Is Securities Fraud behind Bond Default in Washington State?
    Jan-23-12 Wenatchee, WA There is an expectation that disgruntled bondholders tied to an arena development in Washington state will launch a lawsuit alleging securities fraud , amidst other allegations. The Town Toyota Center, located in Wenatchee, went into default December 1 and is projected to lose $400,000 in 2012. Meanwhile, investors holding $42 million in b...
  • New Generation of "Advanced" Airbags—Better or Worse?
    Nov-2-11 Detroit, MI As vehicle manufacturers are adding "new and improved" airbags —including side airbags and curtain airbags—to their vehicles (the NHTSA gave automobile manufacturers until 2012 to provide advanced airbags), these airbags are also causing accidents. While some airbags do not deploy in a collision, others deploy without the vehicle...
  • Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    The Medtronic SynchroMed EI Implantable Infusion Pump has been recalled by Medtronic and the FDA after reports that Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps have resulted in incorrect dosage and life-threatening withdrawals. At least 14 patient deaths are linked to Implantable Infusion Pumps . The SynchroMed pump is implanted to deliver drugs to treat pai...
  • Kugel Mesh Patch: Keeping Track of the Recalls
    Feb-14-07 Belgium, WI: With so many recalls in the past 14 months, keeping track of Kugel Mesh Patches can be difficult. People who were relieved that their patches were not initially recalled are now learning that the recalls have been expanded to include new lots and product codes. Other people who had their patch fail are left wondering if their replacement...
  • Defective Tire Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Defective tires put vehicle occupants at risk of serious injury or death. Among defective tire lawsuits are claims that tires have been negligently manufactured, designed, or constructed resulting in an accident. In such cases, lawsuits can be filed against the companies that design, manufacture, or sell such tires. Tire recalls have been announced i...
  • More Braking News: Now It's Honda
    Mar-19-10 New York, NY On the heels of Toyota's massive recall of eight million vehicles worldwide, Honda announced on March 15 that it will recall 344,000 Odyssey minivans and 68,000 Element crossover vehicles in the 2007-2008 model years due to brake problems . According to Honda, consumers have complained that brake pedals feel "soft," that the brake peda...
  • Toyota Speeds Out of Control, Not on Recall List
    Mar-9-10 San Diego, CA A Prius owner was taken for the ride of his life yesterday when the accelerator pedal became stuck while driving along Interstate 8 outside of San Diego. An officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) helped the frightened driver bring his car to a stop, but not before the car reached speeds of 90 miles per hour. "I pushed the gas...
  • Lawyers Investigate Toyota Employee 401k Concerns
    Feb-25-10 Torrance, CA Legal troubles continue to mount for embattled automaker Toyota as a collection of California lawyers begin to investigate potential claims related to the Japanese company's employee 401k defined retirement plans. The claims stem from alleged imprudent investments that the company made in the name of its investors and seeks to determine...
  • One Tragic Car Accident, One Remarkable Oversight
    Jan-30-09 Fontana, CA There is probably little that could save you from a car accident that sees a vehicle plunge into a brick wall at 90 miles an hour. Car crashes happen every minute of every day, and the crash that happened January 28 in California was horrific in of itself. But advocates of car crash safety are always mortified when safety mechanisms designed...
  • State Farm Auto: Like a Good Neighbor?
    Feb-6-08 Sun City, CA Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Or maybe not, if the experiences of some California residents, are any indication. It is alleged that State Farm Insurance might be in contravention of California statutes by low-balling customers with regard to the value of vehicles totaled for insurance purposes. This was the experience of...
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