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Morfboard Skate and Scooter Toys Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazards

By Brian Chase on October 23, 2020 - No comments

Morfboard Skate and Scooter Toys Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazards

Morfboard Skate and Scooter Toys Recalled for Fall and Injury Hazards

About 162,000 Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo toys were recalled because the “Y” handlebars could break posing a fall and injury hazard. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the company has so far received 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking.

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Posted in: Defective Products

Trucking Company Slapped with $411 Million Verdict in Connection with 45-Vehicle Pileup in Florida

By Brian Chase on October 23, 2020 - No comments

Trucking Company Slapped with $411 Million Verdict in Connection with 45-Vehicle Pileup in Florida

Trucking Company Slapped with $411 Million Verdict in Connection with 45-Vehicle Pileup in Florida

A jury in Florida handed down a $411 million verdict in connection with a 2018 crash that left a motorcyclist severely injured. According to news reports, a jury in Florida’s Second Circuit Court returned the verdict for 42-year-old Duane Washington in a case against Top Auto Express Trucking Company. Washington, a former career Army sergeant, suffered major injuries in a 45-vehicle pileup that occurred in stormy weather on the westbound I-10 in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 24, 2018. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

Ford Recalls 2020 Vehicle Models for Safety Defects

By Brian Chase on October 23, 2020 - No comments

Ford Recalls 2020 Vehicle Models for Safety Defects

Ford Recalls 2020 Vehicle Models for Safety Defects

Ford has recalled a number of its 2020 model vehicles for safety defects. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Ford warned that some 2019-2020 Ford Transit Connect vans have an engine flaw that could create fire risks while some 2020 Ford Escape SUVs have tire pressure monitoring problems that could lead to loss of vehicle control. Both vehicles have been recalled along with the high-performance Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Shelby GT500 for its light system. Ford says it is not aware of any accident or injury related to these auto defects. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Data Breach at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Leaves 3 Million Consumer Credit Cards Exposed

By Brian Chase on October 19, 2020 - No comments

Data Breach at Dickey's Barbecue Pit Leaves 3 Million Consumer Credit Cards Exposed

Data Breach at Dickey's Barbecue Pit Leaves 3 Million Consumer Credit Cards Exposed

As indoor dining still remains unavailable in many parts of California, it makes good sense to get dinner delivered or to go. But, as a consumer, you may want to think twice about using your credit or debit card at a restaurant because this is apparently a busy time for hackers as well. Restaurants are perfect targets for cyber attacks because of the sheer number of credit cards that go through their systems each day. Now, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which has a number of restaurants in Southern and Northern California has been targeted by cybercriminals in a data breach, leaving millions of customer credit cards exposed. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Here’s the Latest Thing That Can Cause Tesla’s Autopilot to Crash

By Brian Chase on October 19, 2020 - No comments

Here's the Latest Thing That Can Cause Tesla's Autopilot to Crash

Here's the Latest Thing That Can Cause Tesla's Autopilot to Crash

New research shows that “phantom” images such as similar road signs flashed in roadside billboards could confuse semi-automated driver-assist systems such as Tesla’s Autopilot. According to a report in Tech Times, in some cases, hackers could even hijack billboards on main roads leading to accidents or total loss of vehicle control. Wired recently reported that researchers were able to trick the Tesla autopilot feature by flashing a few frames of a stop sign for less than half a second on an internet-connected billboard. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Peloton Recalls Thousands of Bike Pedals After Reports of Injuries

By Brian Chase on October 16, 2020 - No comments

Peloton Recalls Thousands of Bike Pedals After Reports of Injuries

Peloton Recalls Thousands of Bike Pedals After Reports of Injuries

Peloton has recalled clip-in pedals on about 27,000 of its exercise bikes after it received reports of broken pedals causing injuries including five that needed stitches or other types of medical care. According to a report in The New York Times, the recall applies to pedals on bikes sold between July 2013 and May 2016. It came after 120 reports of the pedals breaking and 16 reports of injuries. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Sauer Brands Recalls Herbs and Spices for Possible Salmonella Contamination

By Brian Chase on October 15, 2020 - No comments

Sauer Brands Recalls Herbs and Spices for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sauer Brands Recalls Herbs and Spices for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sauer Brands has recalled 29 Spice Hunter herb and spice products because they could pose a risk of salmonella. According to Consumer Reports, Sauer said notification of possible salmonella contamination from its supplier of organic parsley is what triggered the recall. In addition to organic parsley, the company also recalled other spices and spice blends including Herbs de Provence, Cilantro, Saigon Organic Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Bagel Crunch. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

NHTSA is Investigating Reports of Fires in Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles

By Brian Chase on October 15, 2020 - No comments

NHTSA is Investigating Reports of Fires in Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles

NHTSA is Investigating Reports of Fires in Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints from consumers that the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle can catch fire. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the probe by NHTSA covers nearly 78,000 Chevy Bolts made by General Motors from the 2017 through 2020 model years. The agency says it has received three reports of fires that began in the rear seat while the cars were parked and unattended. One person suffered smoke inhalation. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Joyson Looks at Inaccuracies in Takata Seatbelt Testing Data

By Brian Chase on October 15, 2020 - No comments

Joyson Looks at Inaccuracies in Takata Seatbelt Testing Data

Joyson Looks at Inaccuracies in Takata Seatbelt Testing Data

U.S. automotive component maker, Joyson Safety Systems (JSS), has announced that it is looking into inaccuracies in the reporting of seatbelt webbing test data at a Japanese factory acquired from bankrupt airbag manufacturer, Takata Corporation, more than two years ago. According to a Reuters news report, JSS is investigating “available and relevant data” over a 20-year period on a test-by-test and product-by-product basis, a company spokesman said. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Potential Injuries

By Brian Chase on October 12, 2020 - No comments

Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Potential Injuries

Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Potential Injuries

Westinghouse Lighting has recalled thousands of Great Falls outdoor ceiling fans because of an injury hazard. According to an alert posted on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Westinghouse Lighting said it has received 62 reports of the fan blades cracking or breaking off, including one person who suffered an impact injury. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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