Family Car Safety Features Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Pushes for Standard Safety Features by Lance Cooper Consumer Reports recently announced a program entitled, “Speaking Up for Fairness.”  This program highlights the role that Consumer Reports has played in making sure that automakers incorporate safety features standard in all their vehicles. I am sure many of you have heard of Consumer Reports. …

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kia recall - the cooper firm

Kia Recalls 380k Vehicles Over Fire Hazard This week Kia announced a recall of nearly 380,000 newer model SUVs and sedans over a potential fire hazard. According to the manufacturers recall announcement with NHTSA, 2017-2021 Sportages and 2017-2019 Cadenzas that are not equipped with Smart Cruise control are experiencing an electrical shortage that can overheat…

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Lance Cooper - Blog

Why We Need Jury Trials by Lance Cooper Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton entered an order this week giving local courts discretion as to whether to resume jury trials.  Jury trials must resume as soon as possible.  It has been a year since the first order recommending the suspension of jury trials.  Georgians…

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Auto Recall-Crash

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 1.3M Vehicles for Faulty Crash Locator This week, Mercedes-Benz announced a recall of nearly 1.3 vehicles. According to the manufacturer, there is a software issue that could dispatch emergency vehicles to the wrong location should a crash occur. On February 14, Mercedes Benz, in conjunction with NHTSA, recalled 1.3 million vehicles in model…

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Recall Round-Up

Recall Round-Up: January 8, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from major retail outlets Target and Home Depot. Be sure to regularly check out our blog for more recall information from around the web. Target Recalls 300k Cloud Island infant rompers Major retailer Target recalled nearly 300,000 Cloud Island infant rompers this past…

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Lance Cooper - The Cooper Firm

Our thoughts as we say goodbye to 2020   All, This has been an unprecedented year for our world, for our country, for our businesses and for our friends and families. Never before have fear and uncertainty hit so many of us at the same time. Every one of us was forced to refocus this…

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Peloton Recall_The Cooper Firm

Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes On Friday, Peloton announced it would recall certain clip-in pedals on nearly 27,000 of its stationary bikes. The recall applies to bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. According to the United States CPSC, there have been 120 reports of pedals breaking with 16 of those resulting…

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CarMax_Used Car_Defects_The Cooper Firm

How Safe Is Your Used Vehicle? A recent investigation by an Atlanta news station revealed disturbing information about the safety of your used vehicles. WSB-TV Atlanta followed the purchase path of a vehicle from Texas to Georgia and showed that each time it was sold with a dangerous defect that went unfixed and unreported. According…

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NHTSA_Car Seat Safety_The Cooper Firm

Child Passenger Safety Week 2020: The Right Seat Child Passenger Safety Week is September  20-26, 2020 and each year NHTSA works to raise awareness on how to identify the right seat for your child at every age. From infancy to pre-teen, there are guidelines that ensure the safest ride possible. Based on a 2017 report,…

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Polaris Recall_The Cooper Firm

Polaris, Kawasaki Issue Safety Harness Recall for UTVs This week IMMI recalled over 160,000 safety harnesses made specifically for Polaris, Kawasaki and Can-Am UTVs. The safety harness is improperly stitched which increases the risk of injury should a crash occur. Without the proper stitching, the harness does not provide the right safety measures that would…

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