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Study Shows Even Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Pose Risk of Job Loss

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Study Shows Even Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Pose Risk of Job Loss

Study Shows Even Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Pose Risk of Job Loss

Individuals who suffer so-called mild traumatic brain injuries run the risk of losing their jobs due to “persistent post-concussive symptoms,” according to a new study published in BMJ Open. According to the study, those who are in their 30s are particularly susceptible to this risk. For this study, researchers looked at 19,732 Danish hospital patients between the ages of 18 and 60 who were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

A terrifying dog attack was caught on camera in Half Moon Bay in Northern California. According to an ABC news report, neighbors say the owner of the dog is a man who has terrorized their community for years. Several families even have restraining orders but say nothing has been done. The incident occurred when Michelle Balbi along with her son, Luca, was taking a walk with their dog. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Defects

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Defects

Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seatbelt Defects

Ford has issued a vehicle defect recall for about 7,580 2019 Ford Ranger Supercab vehicles in the United States because of defective seatbelts that may not have been properly assembled. According to a report on CNET.com, the vehicles were built between June 18, 2018, and June 19, 2019, at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Another 400 recalled vehicles are in Canada. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Nissan Rogue Drivers Say Sensors Cause Sudden Stops

By Brian Chase on July 12, 2019 - No comments

Nissan Rogue Drivers Say Sensors Cause Sudden Stops

Nissan Rogue Drivers Say Sensors Cause Sudden Stops

Drivers of Nissan Rogue SUVs say their vehicles are going rogue on them and the sensors that are supposed to prevent crashes are causing their vehicles to stop unexpectedly. According to an ABC news report, Todd Burrows, a Rogue owner says the very electronic feature that is supposed to help protect him is now posing a safety issue. He said the vehicle just suddenly slammed the emergency brake three times. Burrows also said he is uncomfortable letting his wife and two young children in the car since his scary experiences. He said in one instance, he went from going at 35 mph to coming to a dead stop. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Smoke Alarms Recalled for Risk of Failure to Alert in the Event of a Fire

By Brian Chase on July 12, 2019 - No comments

Smoke Alarms Recalled for Risk of Failure to Alert in the Event of a Fire

Smoke Alarms Recalled for Risk of Failure to Alert in the Event of a Fire

Smoke alarms manufactured by Universal Security Instruments are being recalled because they may fail to alert consumers in the event of a fire. According to an ABC news report, the smoke alarms have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recall affects Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Forky Plush from ‘Toy Story 4’ Recalled by Disney for Potential Choking Hazard

By Brian Chase on July 11, 2019 - No comments

Forky Plush from 'Toy Story 4' Recalled by Disney for Potential Choking Hazard

Forky Plush from 'Toy Story 4' Recalled by Disney for Potential Choking Hazard

It might be hard to pry away the googly-eyed Forky ( a character from the latest Disney Pixar hit, Toy Story 4) from little kids’ hands. But, according to news reports, parents might have to do just that because Disney has recalled Forky plush toys as the toys’ eyes could potentially detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves the 11-inch Forky plush toy with poseable arms, a base, rainbow screen art on top of the foot, and plastic rolling googly eyes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Ford Focus Vehicles Recalled for Stalling Issues

By Brian Chase on July 11, 2019 - No comments

Ford Focus Vehicles Recalled for Stalling Issues

Ford Focus Vehicles Recalled for Stalling Issues

Ford is recalling 58,000 of its 2012-2014 and 2017 Focus vehicles because the software update they received as part of a prior recall was incomplete. According to Consumer Reports, the earlier recall was meant to fix a problem with the gas tank that could cause the vehicle to lose power, inaccurate readings or an indicator light signaling a malfunction has occurred. If a vehicle loses power while in motion, the risk of crash increases. So far, Ford says it is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to this vehicle defect. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Eye Drops and Ointments Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

By Brian Chase on July 8, 2019 - No comments

Eye Drops and Ointments Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

Eye Drops and Ointments Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued recalls for potentially defective eye drops and ointments sold at Walgreens and Wal-Mart stores over concerns that the products may not be sterile. According to a USA Today news report, in addition, Perrigo has also issued a recall of prescription eye ointments for the same reason. In total, there are 23 affected products under different product name and brands and 150 affected lots that are potentially not sterile. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Ford SUV Owners Continue to Lodge Complaints about Carbon Monoxide Problems

By Brian Chase on July 8, 2019 - No comments

Ford SUV Owners Continue to Lodge Complaints about Carbon Monoxide Problems

Ford SUV Owners Continue to Lodge Complaints about Carbon Monoxide Problems

So far, hundreds of Ford Explorer SUV owners have complained that carbon monoxide fumes leaking into their vehicles have given them headaches or made them dizzy or nauseous. According to a News 12 report, even though Ford has been insisting that the problem is fixed, the complaints seem to keep trickling in. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Lawsuit Says Tesla Defects Caused Fatal Indianapolis Crash

By Brian Chase on July 8, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Says Tesla Defects Caused Fatal Indianapolis Crash

Lawsuit Says Tesla Defects Caused Fatal Indianapolis Crash

The family of a passenger who died in a fatal fiery crash involving a Tesla nearly three years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the automaker over a series of alleged defects that they say caused the explosive wreck. According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, the wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in Alameda Superior Court in California, accuses Tesla of negligent and wrongful conduct in connection with the November 2016 crash. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects


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