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National Child Passenger Safety Week: Car Seat Check Saturday

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, this year held September 15-21, 2019, parents and caregivers can get their car seat checked by safety experts to ensure all is installed correctly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 46% of car seats are installed incorrectly. This also includes securing a child…
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Recall Round-Up: September 13, 2019

Recall Round-Up: September 13, 2019   Our Recall Round-Up this week features major recalls from product manufacturers Whirlpool, Beaufort Bonnet and STIHL, and the retailer Kirkland’s. Kirkland’s Chest of Drawers Major retailer Kirkland’s recalled 3,000 Black Wash Mirrored Chests and Six-Drawer Camille Chests due to a potential tipping hazard. IKEA came under fire the past…
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Recall Round-Up: August 16, 2019

Recall Round-Up: August 16, 2019 This edition of Recall Round-Up covers the many infant and children items that have recently been recalled. If you have purchased any of these items recently, please stop using them and make note of the directions on how to return the item for a refund or get a replacement. The…
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Recall Round-Up: July 19, 2019

Recall Round-Up: July 19, 2019 In this week’s installment of Recall Round-Up, we cover product 5 product recalls including ones from Disney, Office Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond. Disney Forky Toy Disney recalled 80,000 “Forky” plush toys this month due to a possible choking hazard for young children. The 11″ toy, as seen in…
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Recall Round-Up: July 3, 2019

Recall Round-Up: July 3, 2019 Welcome to our fireworks edition of Recall Round-Up. This week we cover several fireworks recalls announced by the CPSC just in time for the 4th of July holiday. It’s important to note that many of these items were sold in specific states, but could be found in your local area…
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Featured Case: Jeff Gaddy and the Case Against Terex

Featured Case: Jeff Gaddy and the Case Against Terex   In April of 2014, Jeff Gaddy was supervising a tree trimming job in Dallas, Georgia. He climbed unto his Terex XT Boom bucket truck and was raised four stories in the air when suddenly, and without warning, the boom cracked, snapped, and sent Jeff and…
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Recall Round-Up: June 21, 2019

Recall Round-Up: June 21, 2019 This week’s installment of our Recall Round-Up series features automobile recalls from Honda, Mazda and Volvo, and product recalls from Target, Apple and American Apparel. Honda CR-V  Honda will recall 119,000 CR-V crossover vehicles due to mechanical issues that causes unexpected airbag deployments. According to the manufacturer, a small metal…
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Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020

Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020 Toyota announced plans to install two new safety features in their vehicles beginning with most 2020 model years. The implementation of both an automatic engine shut off and an automatic park feature show that Toyota is actively following consumer complaints filed with NHTSA and continuing to improve on…
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Recall Round-Up: May 17, 2019

Recall Round-Up: May 17, 2019 This week’s installment of Recall Round-Up covers a roll away recall for Ford vehicles, a product recall for ThermaCare pain relief wraps, and recall and serious tipping hazard for a chest of drawers. Ford Fusion and Ranger Ford announced a recall of 270,000 vehicles this week due to a potential…
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Recall Round-Up: May 10, 2019

Recall Round-Up: May 10, 2019 This week we cover several product recalls from Igloo and Starbucks, a food safety recall from Tyson and an important safety announcement from IKEA in our recurring series: Recall Round-Up. Igloo Coolers Just in time for summer! Igloo announced a recall of nearly 60,000 marine coolers this week varying in…
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Recall Round-Up: May 3, 2019

Recall Round-Up: May 3, 2019 This week in our recurring series, we discuss product recalls for infant rockers and wooden children’s toys, and vehicle recalls for Honda and Mazda. Kids II Infant Rockers After receiving pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CPSC, Kids II recalled nearly 700,000 infant rockers associated with 5…
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Millions of Defective Airbags Under Investigation

Millions of Defective Airbags Under Investigation NHTSA announced they are expanding their investigation into 12 million vehicles for potentially defective airbags. Most of the news lately has been about exploding airbags manufactured by Takata. This investigation, however, seeks to explain why millions of airbags units manufactured by ZF have failed to deploy in an accident.…
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