06232018Headline:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HomePennsylvaniaPittsburgh

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 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Researchers Develop New Lithium-Ion Battery Less Likely to Explode

Lithium-ion batteries have been linked with a number of explosions in recent years. Manufacturers love them because they pack a lot of power into a small space, but even the slightest design flaw can leave them vulnerable to short-circuiting, overheating, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

More Parents Using Proper Car Seats, but Young Children Still at Risk

Are you using the right safety seat for your child? Safety groups hope that you are. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor […]

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 […]