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Eric T. Chaffin

Over One Million Dressers Recalled for Tip-Over Hazards

On September 6, 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of about 1.6 million chests of drawers because of tip-over and entrapment hazards. The dressers were sold primarily at Walmart and can create a risk of […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Table Saw Safety Regulations Face Additional Delays

The U.S. Commission for Product Safety (CPSC) encouraged updated table saw safety regulations back in 2006, but now it looks like those updates will face additional delays. Back in 2006, the CPSC issued a letter in which they expressed support […]

Eric T. Chaffin

10 Million High-Risk Takata Air Bags Still Not Repaired

Despite years of dealership repairs, nearly 10 million of the highest risk Takata air bag inflators have still not been replaced, according to the latest documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These are the air bags that […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Polaris Recalls Thousands More ATVs Because of Fuel Leaks and Fire Hazards

Polaris has recalled thousands more ATVs because of potential fire hazards. Two separate recalls implemented in July affect RZR and Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Consumers are encouraged to take their machines in for free repairs. Polaris Recalls Thousands of […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Takata Bankruptcy Should “Not” Delay Repairs

On June 26, 2017, safety products manufacturer Takata filed for bankruptcy. Their debts at the time totaled about $9 billion, with high costs and liabilities connected to the company’s defective airbags. U.S.-based rival Key Safety Systems, a Chinese company, paid […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Kerosene Heaters Can Cause Home Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Do you have a kerosene heater in your home? If so, it’s important you understand the risks associated with it and learn the requirements for operation to avoid damage to your home. Back in January of 2015, a Johnstown, Pennsylvania […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Yamaha Recalls Over 22,000 Bikes Due to Handlebar Defect

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a total of 186 motorcyclists were killed in 2014 in traffic crashes, with 3,207 injured. The total number of motorcycle accidents decreased by 4.2 percent from 2013, but fatal motorcycle accidents rose 5.1 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ryobi Agrees to $2 Million Settlement with Man Injured by Table Saw

Back in 2010, a Massachusetts jury awarded a woodworker $1.5 million for injuries he suffered while working on a Ryobi table saw. The verdict held that Ryobi Technologies and parent company One World Technologies were liable because they failed to […]

Eric T. Chaffin

CPSC Warns Consumers of Risk of Fire Associated with LayZ Board Hoverboards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a warning on May 1, 2017, urging consumers to immediately stop using the LayZ Board self-balancing scooters or “hoverboards” because of evidence linking them to fires. The CPSC reported that a tragic […]