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Seatback Safety: Stuck in the 1960s

Cars and trucks are, for the most part, safer than 50 years ago.  Seat belts have made them safer.  Airbags have made them safer.  Electronic stability control has made them safer.  Other advances in technology continue to make them safer.  There is, however, a gaping hole in automotive safety in 2022.  That gaping hole is…
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FMCSA’s Lack of Reliable Data Leads to Uncertainty in Motor Carrier Safety

Shipping freight via tractor-trailers has been and continues to be an integral part of supply chains all around the world. With the recent difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have never relied more on the trucking industry to be efficient and robust. In order to do this, many state governments in coordination with…
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Three Cases, Three Recalls, and A $35 Million Letter: Safety Through Litigation

From the Dalkon Shield IUD to thalidomide to three-wheel ATVs, product liability lawsuits have helped identify dangerous and defective products in the marketplace. Juries have then often sent a message to manufacturers that the community will not tolerate products that kill and maim. Even then, manufacturers do not always act responsibly and promptly to recall…
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Failure to Calibrate: A Critical Component of Litigating ADAS Failures

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is an umbrella phrase for a wide range of technologies that are designed to warn of danger and prevent collisions. Research by the National Safety Council shows that ADAS technology has the potential to prevent 62% of traffic deaths per year, and 60% of traffic injuries per year.  Not surprisingly,…
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Car Accidents: Human Error vs. Failure in Technology

“Ninety-four percent of traffic accidents are caused by human error.” This supposed statistic has become a common refrain amongst the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, the state departments of transportation, automotive manufacturers, and major media outlets. But is this really true?  It is not.  In fact, not only is this statement false, it is dangerous.…
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Recall Round-Up November 24, 2021

Recall Round-Up: November 24, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features vehicles recalls involving Mazda, Ram Trucks, Audi, Toyota, and Jeep. Mazda becomes latest manufacturer to recall vehicles due to faulty Denso fuel pumps. Mazda has announced a recall that covers over 121,000 vehicles due to the possibility that the vehicles were manufactured with a…
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Recall Round-Up November 16, 2021

Recall Round-Up: November 16, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Hyundai, Hanna Andersson, Ellume Health, and an update on the Volvo airbag recall. Hyundai issues two recalls surrounding seat belt pretensioners as well as brake line fluid. Hyundai, which has been the subject of multiple recalls during 2021, has issued two more.…
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Recall Round-Up November 10, 2021

Recall Round-Up: November 10, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Audi, Tesla, Kubota, and Yardline Play Systems & Gorilla Playsets. Audi issues recall covering nearly all 2022 models over backup camera malfunction. Due to a software error, Audi has announced that it is recalling most of its 2022 model year vehicles, some…
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Recall Round-Up November 4, 2021

Recall Round-Up: November 4, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Volvo, Ram Trucks, Walmart, myCharge, and a continuation on the recall surrounding the Chevrolet Bolt. Volvo expands recall of sedans to almost 260,000 vehicles over airbag malfunctions. Volvo has expanded upon its 2020 recall of their model S60 and S80 sedans produced…
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Recall Round-Up August 23, 2021

Recall Round-Up: August 23, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Chrysler Corporation, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, New Widetech, as well as a group of automakers involving a faulty seatbelt technology. Chrysler Corporation recalls 260,000 Ram Trucks due to defective inflators. 260,000 Ram Trucks have been recalled, including 212,373 sold in the United States…
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Recall Round-Up: June 29, 2021

Recall Round-Up: June 29, 2021 This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Nissan, General Motors, Gramr Inc., and Plant Guru. Be sure to regularly check our blog for more recall information from around the web. Nissan Motor Corporation                                 …
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Recall Round-Up: June 23, 2021

Recall Round-Up: June 23, 2021 This edition of the recall round-up features product recalls from Klein Tools, General Motors, Cove Appliance, Ram Trucks, and Camelbak. Klein Tools                                                         …
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