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Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Expands Airbag Recall Again by 3 Million

Takata has once again expanded its airbag recall, this time by another about 3.3 million inflators, according to USA Today. This recall affects frontal airbags in model year 2009, 2010, and 2013 vehicles made by different automakers. The Takata airbag […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Pressure Cookers Remain Popular, but Lawsuits Piling Up

In late November 2017, CNBC reported that sales of pressure cookers, particularly the Instant Pot, were surging. The products were listed as out-of-stock with Wal-mart, and weren’t showing up in searches on Kohl’s, though they were still available on Amazon […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Airbag Linked with 20th Fatality

Takata airbags have been at the center of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Recently, Honda reported that yet another person had been killed by an exploding Takata airbag. This makes 20 individuals that have allegedly died because of […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Norco Recalls Children’s Bikes for Crash Hazard

According to a recent announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Norco Bicycles is recalling about 1,050 bicycles because of a crash hazard. So far, no injuries have been reported, but there have been problems that could lead […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda Indicates Some Air Bags Repaired Incorrectly

According to a recent report in Automotive News, some of the defective Takata airbag inflators that were replaced in Hondas in the past may have been installed incorrectly. This could cause the inflators to deploy the airbags improperly. The auto […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Plaintiffs Claim Tristar Pressure Cooker Defective

In September 2017, six plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Tristar products concerning their power pressure cookers. The plaintiffs all claim that after using the products as directed, they suffered serious burn injuries. They seek damages in excess of $75,000. The […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Maryland Receives Grant to Help Increase Awareness of Outstanding Vehicle Recalls

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to work to increase the number of automobiles under recall that are actually repaired. According to a recent press release issued by the administration, only 70 percent of vehicles that are […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Polaris Recalls Another 19,000 ROVs Due to Crash Hazard

Polaris Industries has implemented yet another recall of their all-terrain vehicles. This time, there seems to be a problem with the steering wheel shaft, which can shift and detach while in use, increasing the risk of a crash. Polaris Recalls […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Diono Recalls 500,000 Child Car Seats Due to Safety Hazard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on October 6, 2017, that Diono, a manufacturer of child safety seats, was recalling their Radian R100 convertible child restraint and booster seat due to problems with the restraints. According to the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Sale About to Go Through; KSS Set to Take Over

Back in June of this year (2017), airbag manufacturer Takata announced they had filed for bankruptcy and indicated that U.S.-based Key Safety Systems (KSS), a Chinese company, would be taking over the company’s assets. Now, according to Reuters, the deal […]