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How Do Recalls Work?

A product recall is a request to return a product that has a defect that could endanger a consumer, such as safety issues, health hazards and design flaws. In 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 250 million products, while… Read More

Tennessee Plans to Replace Controversial Guardrails as Death Toll Climbs

As three states have confirmed that several fatal car crashes are linked to the defective X-LITE guardrail ends, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is preparing to remove and replace nearly 1,800 X-LITE’s throughout the state. Tennessee… Read More

Teen Killed by Defective Guard Rail Billed for the Damage Months Later

A 17-year-old girl who died after her car collided with a guardrail was recently billed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to replace the defective device that killed her. The girl’s father discovered the invoice that was addressed… Read More

$5.3 Million Settlement Approved in Nissan Altima Melting Dashboard Class Action

A federal court has approved a settlement with Nissan involving claims from owners of 2008 and 2009 Altima cars with defective dashboards that melt and can become sticky, shiny and reflective. The final approval came on Jan. 6, 2017, less than two weeks… Read More

Former VW Engineer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge in Emissions Scandal

Earlier this month, a high level engineer involved in Volkswagen’s (VW) emissions scandal pled guilty to a criminal charge for conspiring to deceive U.S. regulators. The engineer, who led diesel competence at VW from 2008 through June 2016, is the first… Read More

New Law Requires Rental Car Companies to Fix Recalled Vehicles

As of June 1, 2016, rental car agencies must now fix or otherwise address all safety defects in vehicles before they can rent them to customers. This requirement, under the Fixing America’s Service Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, applies to all rental… Read More

Tennessee Highway Patrol Investigating if Car Seat was Working Properly after Accident

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating whether a car seat was working properly after a two-month baby boy was ejected from an SUV during an accident. On April 8, a teen driving a Ford Explorer veered off the shoulder of a curve on Interstate 40… Read More

J&J to Pay $500 Million for Defective Pinnacle Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $500 million to five plaintiffs who were injured after using the company’s DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Jurors deliberated for a week before deciding the metal-on-metal hip implants were defective… Read More

CDC Verifies Cancer Risk in Lumber Liquidator’s Laminate Flooring

Nearly one year after a 60 minutes investigation into the dangers of Lumber Liquidators flooring, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has stated that certain types of laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators may put consumers at a greater… Read More

Volkswagen May Buy Back Diesel Vehicles It Cannot Fix

As Volkswagen struggles to make diesel vehicles compliant with U.S. emission standards, a Volkswagen buyback looks more likely. Just last week, a hearing in the United States District Court in San Francisco took place about the emissions scandal. Robert… Read More

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