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Airbag defect investigation expands to include 12.3 million vehicles

A recent investigation has lead to the discovery of potential defects in airbags installed in 12.3 million vehicles made by Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota. The ZF-TRW manufactured airbag, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), could fail to deploy during a crash, and vehicles with the model years 2010 [….]

U by Kotex Recall

Kimberly-Clark issued a recall for some U by Kotex tampons after a “quality related defect” has caused the tampons to unravel or come apart inside of consumers’ bodies leaving pieces behind. The defect has caused a number of consumers to seek medical attention in order to remove the pieces left inside their bodies. There also [….]

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 [….]

Car histories erased all over Illinois and Indiana

Automotive experts have recently found that pertinent information has been removed from documents regarding over 30,000 vehicles in Illinois and Indiana, Chicago investigative news outlet ABC7 I-TEAM reported. There is a danger that residents from both states may have been driving cars with erased odometers, a history of car wrecks, or other unsafe elements that [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

BP Recalls Tainted Gasoline

Oil company, BP, announced that contaminated gasoline from their Whiting, Indiana refinery was mistakenly sent to several gas stations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana this week. Seven thousand consumer complaints had reached the company by Wednesday, August 22 after people found their cars had problems starting properly. An investigation lead to the BP refinery in [….]

Spacemaker Coffee Pot Recalled For Breaking Handle

Applica Consumer Products is voluntarily recalling the Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-cup Under-the-Cabinet coffee maker because of the coffee-pot handle can break during normal usage and possibly cause injury to the consumer. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 68 people have complained of suffering burns and cuts from the coffee pot as its handle [….]