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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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Safety Tips for Solar Eclipse Viewing

August 14, 2017

Safety Tips for Solar Eclipse Viewing NASA estimates more than 300 million people across the United States could witness the total solar eclipse on Monday August 21st. Although the partial eclipse is visible across the continental United States (a phenomenon that hasn’t happened in 99 years), there are 14 states that have the potential to…

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Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing

July 24, 2017

Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing By: Doreen Lundrigan Autonomous driving vehicles have been in the news more recently. As such, our future is looking much more ‘Jetsons’-like. While smart car technology is being implemented and placed in new cars, full automation is still many years away. What is much more current…

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NHTSA Investigates Jeep Liberty for Safety Malfunction

June 29, 2017

NHTSA Investigates Jeep Liberty for Safety Malfunction The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) is currently investigating nearly 105k Jeep Liberty vehicles due to a possible safety system malfunction that could affect the proper release of the vehicle’s airbags. The investigation is a result of more than 40 complaints regarding the 2012 model year (Jeep…

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Mazda Announces Double Recall for RX-8

June 20, 2017

Mazda RX-8 Announces Double Recall for RX-8 Mazda North American Operations announced a double recall of nearly 100k RX-8 vehicles for model years 2004-2008. The first recall applies to model year 2004 of the RX-8 and affects approximately 35k vehicles. The ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack and cause a…

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How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall?

April 27, 2017

How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall? There’s a handful of ways to know if your car has a recall. The first, and really the most important, way that you need to know, is you can look at a government website called safercar.gov and they will tell you clearly if there is…

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What does Product Liability mean?

April 3, 2017

What does Product Liability Mean? Product liability means you prove that a product is defective and that a defect has caused an injury or a death. It’s different than an ordinary case because you need experts, engineers, and especially reconstruction experts. You need all of these technical experts to be able to tell you: “Yes,…

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