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Eric T. Chaffin

Senator Urges Faster Repair on Millions of Takata Airbags

Over 46 million Takata airbags have been recalled because of the possibility the airbags may rupture upon deployment, sending shrapnel into the interior of the vehicle and potentially causing serious and even life-threatening injuries. So far, defective Takata airbags have […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Graco Recalls Over 25,000 Child Safety Seats

Another children’s product has recently been recalled. On May 19, 2017, Graco Children’s Products, Inc., sent a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcing the recall of the Graco “My Ride” child seat. They implemented the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Automakers Agree to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Over Takata Economic Losses

It’s not only Takata that is paying out millions of dollars because of its defective airbags. Automakers, too, are shelling out the cash. According to recent media reports, four automakers recently reached an agreement to compensate owners of nearly 16 […]

Steven Cohn

Another Table Saw Recall Shows Woodworkers Still at Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a Black & Decker Portable Table Saw recall. These saws were sold exclusively at Walmart and were manufactured by Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd., of Taiwan. So far, no injuries have been […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Report Shows Dangerous Upward Trend in Children’s Product Injuries

“Kids in Danger (KID)” is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect children by improving product safety. It was founded in 1998 by the parents of a young boy who was killed when a portable crib collapsed around his […]

Steven Cohn

GM Will Not Escape Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Lawsuits

General Motors (GM) went through bankruptcy in 2009. Their infamous ignition switch problem affected some vehicles made before that date, but GM didn’t feel they should be liable for claims brought by plaintiffs who owned vehicles made prior to the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Shares Suspended as Bankruptcy Talks Near Completion

Reuters recently announced that shares in Takata Corp. were suspended on April 27, 2017. The struggling company, which has recalled a record number of vehicles worldwide because of airbag ruptures, is considering filing for bankruptcy protection. The news comes shortly […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Former FBI Director Appointed to Oversee Takata Compensation Fund

Back in August 2014, General Motors (GM) set up a compensation fund for those injured by its faulty ignition switches. Individuals who were driving a GM vehicle when the ignition switch turned off and who suffered injuries, as a result, […]

Dori Milner

E-Cigarettes Used at Higher Power Levels Found to Emit Benzene

E-cigarette manufacturers often advertise their products as being safer than traditional cigarettes because they don’t include tobacco or any of the related cancer-causing chemicals. But several recent studies are now calling that claim into question, as the nicotine solutions used […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Arizona Man Says Ridgid Table Saw Defective Without Flesh-Sensing Tech

Back in 2010, a Massachusetts jury awarded a man $1.5 million in damages after he injured his hand on a Ryobi table saw that lacked flesh-sensing technology that would have prevented the injury. Such technology was introduced back in 2000, […]