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Eric T. Chaffin

Polaris Recalls Another 107,000 Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazards

On April 2, 2018, Polaris announced yet another recall of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to fire hazards. This is another in a series of recalls the company has implemented to address potentially dangerous vehicles with defects that under certain […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ford Recalls Nearly 1.4 Million Vehicles for Steering Wheel, Clutch Problems

On March 14, 2018, the Ford Motor Company announced a new recall of select Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. The recall involves nearly 1.4 million vehicles in North America, with over 1.3 million of those vehicles residing in the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Nebraska, New York, and More Removing Dangerous X-LITE Guardrails from Roadways

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced on February 5, 2018, that they were temporarily discontinuing the use of X-LITE guardrail end caps. Similar announcements have been made in other states, including New York. In January 2018, the New York […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ford, Mazda Urge Owners Not to Drive Certain Pickup Trucks Due to Airbag Dangers

Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned drivers to be aware of Takata airbag recalls, and to get their vehicles in for repairs as soon as possible, they’ve never gone so far as to tell drivers not […]

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 […]