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Eric T. Chaffin

Young Woman Suffers Punctured Trachea from Defective Takata Airbag

Honda Motor Company has revealed that another driver has been injured by an exploding Takata airbag. According to Reuters, the individual was driving a 2002 Honda Accord on March 3, 2017, when she got into an accident. The Takata airbag […]

Eric T. Chaffin

AAA Warns Hands-Free Still Distracting, Urges Auto Shut-Off Function

A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic & Safety revealed that the effects of distracted driving may last beyond the actual moment of distraction, affecting drivers for up to 27 seconds more. The study was published […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Driver Distraction a Big Problem in Parking Lots, Too

April is distracted driving month, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Various organizations will spend the month reminding drivers to put their cell phones and other gadgets away when behind the wheel to help reduce the risk of motor […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Michigan Family Blames Takata Air Bag for Mother’s Recent Death

In January of this year, Takata agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties for their conduct in the sales of defective air bag inflators. The fallout from this debacle is far from […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Interview on CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA) About the Takata Airbag Prosecution

This Sunday I will be speaking on CBS Pittsburgh’s The Sunday Business Page at 6:30am (Eastern Time) about the prosecution of Takata for its recalled airbags, as well as the pending lawsuits against the company. Last week Attorney General Loretta […]

Steven Cohn

NHTSA Confirms 11th Death Linked to Takata Air Bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a press release on October 20, 2016, confirming the eleventh U.S. death tied to an exploding Takata airbag. Nearly 70 million Takata air bags have been recalled worldwide because of an allegedly […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Company Audit Shows Takata Had Air Bag Troubles as Early as 2000

The Takata air bag recall started as a limited set of focused recalls and regional field actions a few years ago, and has now expanded to become the largest recall campaign in U.S. history, affecting millions of vehicles. What caused […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda Announces Additional Takata Air Bag Recall of Over 650,000 Vehicles

Honda has announced that it’s recalling over 650,000 more vehicles—this time, in Japan—because of potentially defective Takata air bags. That will raise the total number of Hondas recalled because of these air bags to about 51 million worldwide. The automaker […]

Steven Cohn

Pokemon GO Responsible for Over 100,000 Incidents of Distraction?

Over the past several months, Pokemon GO has become the mobile game to have, with millions of people worldwide “finding” the little critters hiding around their own neighborhoods. New research published by the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine, however, raises […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Why Hasn’t Apple Deployed Text-Blocking Technology?

In 2015, The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads—the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century. The number of deaths rose 8 percent over what they were in […]