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Child Passenger Safety Week 2020: The Right Seat

September 21, 2020

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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National Child Passenger Safety Week: Car Seat Check Saturday

September 19, 2019

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: July 3, 2019

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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Toyota Introduces Two Safety Features for 2020

June 14, 2019

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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NHTSA Revises Reporting of Tire-Related Fatalities

September 27, 2018

NHTSA Revises Reporting of Tire-Related Fatalities For many years, NHTSA has reported on the number of tire-related fatalities in the United States. These numbers are derived from numerous nation and local studies completed on accidents occurring across the country. One report, National Automotive Sampling System/Crash-worthiness Data System, has been relied upon the most. Data from…

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Ford Explorer Dominates Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch – July 17, 2018

July 23, 2018

Ford Explorer Dominates Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch – July 17, 2018   This quarter, the Ford Explorer dominated the Safety Institute’s Vehicle Safety Watch List claiming 4 of the Top 10 spots. The Honda Odyssey claimed 3. Topping the list for the second time this year is the 2016 Toyota Tundra relating to a 2017…

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17 People Dead after Popular Duck Tour Boat Capsizes

July 20, 2018

17 People Dead after Popular Duck Tour Boat Capsizes Tragedy struck on a lake in Missouri Thursday July 19th. A popular duck boat attraction ‘Ride the Ducks’ was conducting a tour for 31 passengers when a rapidly developing storm capsized the boat killing 17 people, one passenger was only 1 year old. Ripley Entertainment owns…

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Nissan Altima Claims Top 5 Spot on Vehicle Safety Watch List

April 11, 2018

Nissan Altima Claims Top 5 Spot on Vehicle Safety Watch List The Safety Institute released its Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List and Nissan Altima claimed a top 5 spot for the first time. The 2013 Nissan Altima was named #4 on the list due to a recent safety recall for a faulty hood latch. Starting…

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Recall Round-Up: April 6, 2018

April 7, 2018

Recall Round-Up: April 6, 2018 Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up. This week Tesla and Toyota announce manufacturing defects for over 70,000 vehicles, Vornado issues a recall for one of its most popular space heaters and Carfax announces a…

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Recall Round-Up: March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

Recall Round-Up: March 9, 2018 Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up. This week we have a few recall announcements and one legal victory that helps protect consumers when purchasing used cars with an open recall. Bacitraycin Plus Ointment…

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