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FAA bans flying with Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones

Due to numerous incidents of battery fires, the United States Federal Aviation Administration banned people from flying to, from, or within the country with their Samsung Note 7 smartphones. In a recently released statement, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the… Read More


Senate subcommittee to question GM’s investigation

A Senate commerce subcommittee is set to question General Motors’s CEO Mary Barra on July 17 about the process by which U.S. attorney Anton Valukas conducted an investigation into the company’s faulty ignition switch fiasco, the Associated Press reported. Senators are also set to question the conclusion that it was the fault of one person – engineer… Read More


Toyota Agrees to Pay $1 Billion in Economic Loss Settlement

Toyota has agreed to settle hundred of lawsuits in regards to unintended acceleration problems with some of its vehicles; the settlement is valued at over $1 billion. According to one lawyer, it is the largest settlement regarding automobile defects in the United States. Many of these lawsuits began after complaints from 2009 came to the… Read More


NHTSA Investigates Police Cars With Steering Column Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into Ford Crown Victoria vehicles used by police departments across the country. The investigation was started after the agency received numerous complaints about the vehicle in regards to the steering wheel column, which can separate and cause loss of steering control. Three complaints stated… Read More


Popular Coffee Maker Recalling Over 600,000 Units

Over 600,00 single-cup coffee makers were recalled by the Mr. Coffee brand after reports of consumers being burned. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, steam build-up in the brewer’s water reservoir can force the chamber open, causing the hot water and coffee grounds to churn out. 59 Americans and 2 Canadian consumers of… Read More