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Eric T. Chaffin

Polaris Faces New Class-Action Lawsuit Because of Vehicle Fire Hazards

After a series of recalls related to potential fire hazards on their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Polaris now faces a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of consumers in April 2018. The consumers come from three different states and are seeking […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Families Filing Keyless System Lawsuits After Carbon Monoxide Deaths

In the mid-1990s, keyless ignition systems started to become available on luxury vehicles. Today, they have become much more popular, and are offered as standard or optional equipment in many models. They’re convenient and easy to use, as the driver […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Kansas Man Files E-Cigarette Lawsuit After Suffering Severe Burns

Imagine carrying a spare battery in your pocket, and one day you’re busy at work and the battery explodes, causing you to suffer serious burn injuries. That’s exactly what allegedly happened to a Kansas man, who is now suing the […]

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 […]