Child seat recalled after infant deaths and injuries reported

By | Product Liability

Parents across Tennessee will often go to great lengths to protect their children. They want to be sure that their kids are safe and healthy and they generally expect that the makers of children’s products will have similar goals. This can be especially true when it comes to products that are intended to be used for infants. However, too many dangerous or defective products intended for infants continue to be put into the marketplace. In many cases, the hazards of these products are not addressed until after multiple tragedies have occurred. Recently, for example, two infant recliners were finally recalled…

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Man steals truck, crashes while trying to avoid zombies

By | Product Liability

It may not always be clear how or why an accident happens in the first place. Sometimes a defective part is the culprit while other times, it is poor maintenance of a vehicle that contributes to a crash. Because it is not always easy to determine what caused an accident, preserving the scene and making sure it is thoroughly investigated can be crucial. This can be especially true for trucking accidents. There are a number of questions that often need to be asked after a crash, and tracking the cause and liability for an accident is not always as simple…

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Over 1.7 million cars recalled due to air bag, brake light defect

By | Product Liability

Car companies often have to issue recalls of various makes and models because there are so many defective, malfunctioning and missing parts in cars. Questionable manufacturing oversight combined with the desire to save money means that many car companies end up putting unsafe vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, it often takes a serious accident or fatalities for auto makers to realize that their product may be to blame. When an auto defect is identified, auto makers generally issue a recall for the vehicles that are affected. Consumers in Tennessee and nationwide are notified through various outlets that a specific make or…

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Investigation into Toyota Corolla Defects Intensifies

By | Product Liability, Social Security Disability

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has intensified its investigation into stalling problems with the 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla and Matrix. The NHTSA began investigating complaints in November 2009 as part of a “preliminary investigation.” As of August 18, 2010, the probe has been upgraded to an “engineering analysis,” which can be a step toward a recall. A recall is a pretty clear indication of a defective product. At present, the investigation involves 1,101 consumer complaints that the engine can stall at any speed and refuse to restart. Toyota has informed the NHTSA that it has approved 4,211 warranty claims for…

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