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Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Recalls 2.7 Million Vehicles Because of Faulty Drying Agent

Shortly after Takata announced they had filed for bankruptcy in June 2017, they added yet another type of air bag inflator to their already huge product recall. According to ABC News, 2.7 million vehicles now joined the list of the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Second Phase GM Ignition Switch Trials Underway in New York

General Motors (GM) first initiated a recall of their faulty ignition switches in 2014. After several other subsequent recalls, they listed a total of 2.6 million vehicles that were equipped with ignition switches that could inadvertently turning to the “off” […]

Steven Cohn

Samsung Files Motion to Consolidate Washer Lawsuits in Oklahoma

At least 24 plaintiffs have filed Samsung washing machine lawsuits in various courts across the country. The plaintiffs claim that the machines are defective and dangerous, and in some cases, may actually explode, potentially injuring anyone standing nearby. Samsung implemented […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Defective Dehumidifiers Linked with Household Fires

If you have a dehumidifier in your home, you may want to check it over carefully. A number of these appliances have been blamed in recent years for household fires. In March 2017, for example, fire department officials in Green […]

Steven Cohn

Hotpoint Freezer/Fridge Blamed for Starting London Fire

Grenfell Tower, a 24-story housing building in London, England, erupted in flames on June 14, 2017. Some residents escaped, but many others were trapped inside. Emergency crews arrived quickly and rescued 65 people, but another 79 died in the tragedy […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Files Bankruptcy; Key Safety Systems Takes Over

After years of trying to recover from its worldwide airbag scandal, Takata has finally surrendered. The company filed for bankruptcy on June 26, 2017, with estimated debts totaling more than $9 billion. The company has been drowning in costs and […]

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 […]