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Eric T. Chaffin

Volkswagen Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Due to Coolant Pump Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a recall of about 1.2 million Audi AG vehicles worldwide because of a problem with the electric coolant pumps. The issue can lead to overheating and may present burn hazards. Volkswagen […]

Steven Cohn

Veggie Slicers Recalled Because of Laceration Hazards

On May 1, 2018, Premier Kitchen Products recalled nearly 19,000 kitchen slicers because of a laceration hazard. These are often called “veggie slicers” which have extremely sharp blades and can be dangerous under certain conditions. Premier Receives Reports of Blades […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Daimler AG Accused of “Sham” Recall in Mercedes Airbag Lawsuit

In October 2017, Mercedes Benz implemented a massive recall of over one million vehicles worldwide because of airbag defects. This recall was not related to the worldwide Takata airbag inflator recall, but was a separate issue involving a different type […]

Steven Cohn

Vornado Recalls 350,000 Space Heaters Due to Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a new Vornado Electric Space Heater recall because of fire and burn hazards. If you have one of these space heaters in your home, check the serial number to see if […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Study Warns of Risk of Hoverboard Injuries

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a new study warning about the safety risks associated with hoverboards. Though the toys have been in the news frequently because of battery-related fires, this new study highlights the very real risks […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Automakers Soon to Receive Restitution from Takata

Up until now, automakers that sold vehicles with Takata airbags have had to budget significant funds to cover recall repairs. As millions of vehicles were added to the list, automakers had to not only offer free replacements to consumers, but […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Mississippi Man Blames Medtronic MiniMed for His Wife’s Death

On February 9, 2018, a Mississippi man filed a new Medtronic MiniMed lawsuit as a representative of his deceased wife. He claims that his wife’s Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump caused serious injuries that led to her death. He seeks in […]

Roopal Luhana

Bath Toys Potential Source for Ear-Infection Causing Bacteria

Many parents know that rubber toys can make bath time a lot more fun, which can make it easier to motivate kids to bathe. But according to a recent study, it is important to check those toys over carefully. Turns […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Kidde Recalls 450,000 Smoke Alarms

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently alerted the public to a new recall of Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms. About 450,000 units in the U.S. are affected by the recall, with another 40,000 in Canada. The distributor implemented the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

2.6 Million Vuse Vibe Power Units for E-Cigarettes Recalled

On April 13, 2018, the FDA announced a recall of all Vuse Vibe power units—a total of about 2.6 million items—because of malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries that may overheat and present a fire hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the […]