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Ken Fager

Ford’s Latest Recall Involves Only 3 Vehicles

Another day, another recall for airbags. But what makes this Ford recall stand out is that the recall involves a grand total of just three vehicles. [More]

Don’t Use These Recalled Fireworks Next Week & Other July 4th Safety Tips

Don’t Use These Recalled Fireworks Next Week & Other July 4th Safety Tips

Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured in fireworks accidents. While these incidents can occur when someone is ill-trained in setting off the brightly colored explosives, they can also be the result of defective products, such as the 36,000 TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks now under recall.  [More]

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Company Stops Selling Cladding Linked To Deadly London Apartment Tower Fire

A type of lightweight aluminum cladding made by Arconic (formerly known as Alcoa) has been discontinued after being linked to the deadly fire that claimed at least 79 lives at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London. [More]

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What Does Takata Bankruptcy Mean For Deadly Airbag Recall?

After months of speculation, embattled auto parts maker Takata has officially filed for bankruptcy following a massive shrapnel-shooting airbag recall affecting more than 42 million vehicles and the legal fallout that followed.  [More]

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Driver Ignores Safety Measures, Gets His Minivan Stuck In Drawbridge Gap

When you see a brightly colored, reflective traffic arm blocking the path of your car, you probably assume it’s down for a good reason — to keep you and your vehicle safe from whatever is going on beyond it. But one driver apparently saw that precautionary measure as an optional kind of thing, and ended up with his minivan stuck in the gap of a drawbridge. [More]

Britax Recalls Chest Clips For 207,000 Carseats

Britax Recalls Chest Clips For 207,000 Carseats

If you own a Britax B-Safe carseat you should check to see if it’s part of the company’s latest safety recall covering chest clips for 207,000 safety seats.  [More]

Houston Chronicle

Police Rescue Puppy Locked In Hot Car Outside Walmart

No matter how many times you hear of children and pets having to be rescued from locked, hot cars, some people still think it’s not an absolutely horrible idea to leave their little ones trapped inside sealed-up vehicles in sizzling hot parking lots. [More]

Petco, Walmart Products Included In Recall Of Potentially Tainted Rawhide Dog Chews

Petco, Walmart Products Included In Recall Of Potentially Tainted Rawhide Dog Chews

The recent recall of potentially contaminated rawhide dog chews has been expanded to now include products sold by Petco, Walmart, and others. [More]

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Chrysler Recalls 209K Dodge Minivans Over Airbags That Can Deploy Without Warning

Your airbag can go from a potential lifesaver to a hazard if it deploys when it’s not supposed to. That’s why Chrysler is recalling 209,000 Grand Caravan minivans with airbags that might inflate when they aren’t supposed to. [More]

SarahMcGowen

Judge Orders Drunk Drivers To Install Uber, Lyft Apps While On Probation

In an effort to keep people under the influence off the roads when they’ve been drinking, a judge in Ohio is ordering folks who have been convicted of drunk driving to install ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft. [More]

Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Recalled Because Pieces Of Metal Aren’t Dessert

Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Recalled Because Pieces Of Metal Aren’t Dessert

A big ol’ scoop of ice cream may be in order thanks to some sweltering hot temperatures making their way across the U.S. But if the carton you have in the freezer happens to be from Trader Joe’s you might want to pitch it instead: The grocery chain recalled all of its Matcha Tea Ice Cream over pesky metal pieces.  [More]

Rachel

At Least 17 Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Exploded On Planes This Year

Many air travelers fly with multiple devices that use lithium-ion batteries: phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, smartwatches, fitness band, and more. As these batteries have become so widely used, the number of incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries on planes also appears to be on the rise. [More]

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Walmart Employees Break Car Windows, Save Infant Left In Hot Vehicle

When employees of a Walmart in South Carolina learned that there was a baby in a hot car in the store’s parking lot, they took action, breaking the closed windows and rescuing the shaking, sweating 6-month-old inside. Local police are now investigating the situation. [More]

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Hyundai Recalls 600K Vehicles Over Parking Brake Issues, Hoods That Could Fly Up While Driving

Owners of Hyundai vehicles should listen up, as the carmaker issued not one but two recalls today related to hoods that could fly up while driving and parking brake issues. [More]

Child Gates Recalled Because They Don’t Keep Kids Out, Could Strangle Them

Child Gates Recalled Because They Don’t Keep Kids Out, Could Strangle Them

Safety gates are intended to keep children (and sometimes pets) safe from hazards like falling down the stairs or getting into things they aren’t supposed to. But more than 25,000 safety gates are now under recall in the U.S. because they pose a strangulation hazard to youngsters. [More]

800 Kids Have Died In Hot Cars: Why Aren’t Alert Systems Standard?

800 Kids Have Died In Hot Cars: Why Aren’t Alert Systems Standard?

Since 1990, more than 800 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars, including nine children so far just this year. But despite the severity of this problem, technology that’s already available that can remind parents when their child is still in the back seat is not yet standard for all cars. Lawmakers, safety advocates, and parents who have experienced tragic losses want this to change. [More]

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Kawasaki To Pay $5.2M To Resolve Allegations It Didn’t Properly Report Defects, Injuries Related To Recall

Under federal law, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are required to immediately report information regarding possible safety defects to the Consumer Product Safety Commission within 24 hours of obtaining reasonable supporting evidence. Kawasaki allegedly failed to do this with regard to defects in thousands of eventually recalled recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) and now the company has agreed to pay a $5.2 million penalty.  [More]

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Toyota Recalling 32,000 Tacoma Trucks That Could Unexpectedly Stall

Usually it’s a good thing when a piece of metal that could corrode over time comes covered with anti-corrosion coating. But the maker of some Toyota Tacoma parts was a bit too liberal in its application of the coating, resulting in trucks that could stall, prompting the recall of 32,000 Tacoma vehicles. [More]