Replacement Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know (Part I)


Takata lies at the center of what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” A recent Honda recall involving replacement airbags is just the latest in the long Takata saga. According to the automaker, the airbags’ improper manufacturing could prompt explosions that might send sharp metal fragments flying within vehicle cabins. In this two-part series, we will explore the latest recall and its relation to the overarching Takata drama. How Honda Discovered the Malfunction The dangers of replacement Takata airbags were brought to light in January, 2018, when a 2004…

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Which Pieces of Medical Equipment Frequently Malfunction?


Medical devices serve a vital role. When operated effectively, they preserve patient health, minimize suffering and reduce cost of care. But they don’t always work as intended. In fact, devices fail far more often than most people realize. And these malfunctions cause injuries, accidents, and far too many deaths. Manufacturers insist, doggedly, that their products are safe, even when compelling evidence to the contrary is presented. And although device recalls occur with regularity, they come too late for thousands of patients. Which Devices Are at Risk for Failure? Any device that relies on blood or body monitoring is prone to…

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WATCH Releases its 2017 Dangerous Toys List for the Holiday Season


The holiday season is fast-approaching. Many parents have already started shopping for gifts. Each year, consumer safety groups like World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) warn parents about toys that may harm their children. WATCH has compiled a list of unsafe toys for the past four decades. This year’s list was recently published online. The list for 2017 includes the following toys: Fidget Spinners: It comes as no surprise that fidget spinners ended up on WATCH’s 2017 list of unsafe toys. According to WATCH, fidget spinners are sold with small parts that can pose a choking hazard to children. Hallmark’s…

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Was My Car Accident Due to a Defective Part?


In many cases, after a car accident due to a defective part, victims do not know that manufacturer negligence caused the wreck. However, a car accident attorney can investigate the crash and work with industry experts to find whether any parts, including tires and steering systems, contained dangerous defects. In this video, attorney Patrick Regan explains these types of claims and offers an example of a case involving Jeep defects that he successfully handled. In many instances, clients don’t know that the accident was caused by a defective product. Defective car, a defective axle, a defective tire. They don’t know…

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