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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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Recall Round-Up: February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

Recall Round-Up: February 9, 2018 Check our blog for the top recalls affecting consumers every week in our recurring series, Recall Round-Up. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Lenovo is recalling approximately 78,000 Thinkpads due to a possible fire hazard. Reports indicate an unfastened screw can damage the battery and cause it to overheat. Customers should contact…

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Ford Explorer Added to Safety Watch List Over Exhaust Leaks

October 26, 2017

Ford Explorer Added to Safety Watch List Over Exhaust Leaks The Safety Institute released its quarterly vehicle safety watch list and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer has taken the number three and number six spot on the list due to reports of exhaust leaks. The 2015-2016 Ford Explorers have been the subject of a 2016 investigation by…

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Inclement Weather: Portable Generator Safety Tips

September 7, 2017

Inclement Weather: Portable Generator Safety Tips Hurricane season and the extreme winter weather is upon us and the use of portable generators drastically increase with the weather conditions. Both the USCPSC and the NSC have issued statements with regards to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if portable generators are not used properly. When it comes to inclement weather, portable generator…

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Litigation Pushes Ski Boat Manufacturers to Safer Designs – Safety Research & Strategies Inc.

August 16, 2017

Litigation Pushes Ski Boat Manufacturers to Safer Designs By Sean Kane, Safety Research & Strategies Inc. 3 years ago a young boy lost his life while enjoying a day on the lake with his family. 7-year-old Ryan Batchelder, along with 5 other members of his family were out on Lake Rabun when their boat, a…

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