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Subaru Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles That Could Lose Power While Driving

By Brian Chase on December 13, 2019 - No comments

Subaru Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles That Could Lose Power While Driving

Subaru Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles That Could Lose Power While Driving

Subaru is recalling certain Crosstrek, Forester and Ascent SUVs, Impreza hatchbacks and sedans because they can suddenly lose power while driving, which could potentially result in a crash. According to Consumer Reports, a faulty engine part could allow oil to enter places it should not. Pieces of the part could also separate and cause damage to other engine components. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Here Are the Cities With the Most Aggressive Drivers During the Holiday Season

By Brian Chase on December 13, 2019 - No comments

Here Are the Cities With the Most Aggressive Drivers During the Holiday Season

Here Are the Cities With the Most Aggressive Drivers During the Holiday Season

Four major California cities, including the state’s capital, made it to the national “top 10” list of cities with the most aggressive drivers during the holidays, compiled by GasBuddy, a website that allows the public to search for real-time gas prices. The list has Sacramento in fourth place, San Francisco in fifth place and Los Angeles in San Diego in sixth and seventh places. In the top three spots were Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham, Alabama. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Buy Buy Baby and Wal-Mart Ban Sale of Infant Inclined Sleepers

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2019 - No comments

Buy Buy Baby and Wal-Mart Ban Sale of Infant Inclined Sleepers

Buy Buy Baby and Wal-Mart Ban Sale of Infant Inclined Sleepers

Buy Buy Baby and Wal-Mart have joined online retailers like Amazon and eBay in banning the sale of infant inclined sleepers – even those that have not been recalled – from their stores and websites. According to Consumer Reports, the decision came after Amazon, eBay and two other smaller retailers announced that they would also ban these inclined sleepers that have been linked to the death of 73 infants.

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Posted in: Defective Products

E-Cigarette User Diagnosed With Rare Form of Lung Scarring Found Commonly in Metal Workers

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2019 - No comments

E-Cigarette User Found to Have Rare Form Lung Scarring Found in Metal Workers

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Researchers studying a patient with a rare lung disease that is typically found in metal workers say her disease was probably caused by e-cigarette use. According to a news report, the condition creates “an unusual and distinctive pattern of damage” to the lungs and results in breathing problems. It is typically diagnosed in people who work with hard metals such as cobalt or tungsten in jobs such as diamond polishing, tool sharpening and making dental prosthetics. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

FDA Looking into Whether Diabetes Drug Metformin Contains Carcinogen

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2019 - No comments

FDA Looking into Whether Diabetes Drug Metformin Contains Carcinogen

FDA Looking into Whether Diabetes Drug Metformin Contains Carcinogen

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into whether Metformin, a drug that is commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes contains a probable carcinogen, which was recalled abroad. According to a KTLA news report, health officials are investigating whether Metformin sold in the United States contains NDMA, a contaminant that has been linked to cancer. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Drugs

White Castle’s Frozen Sliders Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on December 11, 2019 - No comments

White Castle's Frozen Sliders Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

White Castle's Frozen Sliders Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

As we head into the holiday season, food manufacturers’ listeria woes continue. The latest is White Castle, the company known for its hamburgers, which is recalling a limited number of its frozen sandwich products because of listeria concerns. According to a Business Insider news report, the voluntary recall includes six-pack cheeseburgers, hamburgers, jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16-pack hamburgers and cheeseburgers with expiration dates between Aug. 4 and Aug.17 …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Study Shows One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury in Their Lifetime

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

Study Shows One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury in Their Lifetime

Study Shows One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury in Their Lifetime

A new study conducted by the University of British Columbia and published in The Lancet Public Health revealed that people who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injuries. The meta-analysis examined 38 studies published between 1995 and 2018.

It’s the first type of analysis to examine the prevalence of brain injuries or head injuries in people who are in unstable housing situations. The results show that one in two or 53% of homeless people had suffered a brain injury and one in four (25%) have experienced a traumatic brain injury that is moderate or severe. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

New Camera Technology Could Help Catch Distracted Drivers

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

New Camera Technology Could Help Catch Distracted Drivers

New Camera Technology Could Help Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County in Maryland is looking into camera technology that can be used to catch distracted drivers. According to a WAMU news report, a bill that is making its way to state legislature would allow the county to deploy automated cameras to catch distracted drivers and issue tickets. If allowed by the state, the county would then have to vote to use the technology. In fact, it would become one of the first municipalities in the United States to do so. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving

Flour Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

Flour Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

Flour Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

Flour products from Hodgson Mill and UNFI Wild Harvest have been voluntarily recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. According to a Newsweek report, Hodgson Mill announced a recall of its five-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour with best-by dates of Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2020. UNFI has announced a recall of its five-pound bags of Wild Harvest Organic All-Purpose Unbleached Flour with a best-by date of Jan. 8, 2020. So far, neither company has reported any illness as a result of these products. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Product Recall Notifications

By Brian Chase on December 9, 2019 - No comments

Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Product Recall Notifications

Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Product Recall Notifications

Congresswoman Grace Meng of New York has introduced new legislation that would require businesses to strengthen and streamline the manner in which they notify consumers about product safety recalls. According to a news report, the Total Recall Act would step up notifications for all types of recalls by requiring companies to post recall notices on not just their websites, but all social media accounts. Currently, the average response rate of consumers to most recalls is only between 4% and 18%, which means millions of consumers still have dangerous and defective products in their homes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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