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Illegal Fireworks Display Causes Injuries and Destroys Apartments

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2020 - No comments

Illegal Fireworks Display Causes Injuries and Destroys Apartments

Illegal Fireworks Display Causes Injuries and Destroys Apartments

An illegal fireworks display on July 4 injured five people and caused severe damage to several apartments. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, a blaze broke out after a firework landed on a palm tree. The fire tore through eight apartment units, with five people suffering injuries. Three victims were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to burns. At least one person attempted to jump from a balcony. …Read the rest »

More than 2 Million Volvos Recalled for Defective Seatbelts

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2020 - No comments

More than 2 Million Volvos Recalled for Defective Seatbelts

More than 2 Million Volvos Recalled for Defective Seatbelts

Volvo is recalling more than 2 million vehicles globally after discovering a problem with potentially defective seatbelts. According to Consumer Reports, a steel cable designed to anchor the seatbelts to the car could weaken, rendering them unsafe. In the event of a crash, this weakened cable may not be able to restrain occupants of the car. The recall affects more than 307,653 vehicles in the United States including S60, S60L, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80, and S80L models manufactured between 2006 and 2019. …Read the rest »

Women in the UK Unite to Stop of the Use of Vaginal Mesh Devices

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2020 - No comments

Women in the UK Unite to Stop of the Use of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Women in the UK Unite to Stop of the Use of Vaginal Mesh Devices

Women in the United Kingdom have united to stop potentially dangerous vaginal mesh surgical procedures from being offered at clinics and hospitals, according to a news report in Science Times. This is a procedure that has caused thousands of women chronic pain and a range of other health complications, leaving many disabled and in need of multiple surgeries. …Read the rest »

Nissan Has No Fix for Car Fire Auto Defect That Puts 400,000 Vehicles on the Road at Risk

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2020 - No comments

Nissan Has No Fix for Auto Defect That Puts 400,000 Vehicles on the Road at Risk

Nissan Has No Fix for Auto Defect That Puts 400,000 Vehicles on the Road at Risk

An auto defect could cause nearly 400,000 Nissan vehicles currently on the road in the U.S. to catch fire, and the manufacturer currently has no fix for the problem. A disturbing article on Click2Houston reveals that the combustion problem has so far caused a number of car fires, home fires, and has even caused a blaze at a car dealership. Nissan has issued multiple recalls for affected Muranos, Maximas, Infinitis, and Pathfinders, but does not yet have a fix. …Read the rest »

Missouri Court Slams J&J for Knowingly Selling Talcum Powder Causing Cancer

By Brian Chase on July 6, 2020 - No comments

Missouri Court Slams J&J for Knowingly Selling Talcum Powder Causing Cancer

Missouri Court Slams J&J for Knowingly Selling Talcum Powder Causing Cancer

A state court has slashed a $4.7 billion jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson on appeal, but hit out at the company for knowingly selling a product that can cause cancer. A St. Louis jury originally awarded billions of dollars to victims developing cancer after using J&J talcum powder. The award has now been reduced to $2.1 billion, but the company has still been condemned for its actions. …Read the rest »

Legal Bid Against Insurers Denying Covid-19 Business Interruption Claims

By Brian Chase on July 2, 2020 - No comments

Legal fight against insurance companies over denied business interruption claims

Legal fight against insurance companies over denied business interruption claims

Businesses across the United States have joined forces to push insurance companies into providing business interruption payouts to those that have suffered severe losses due to Covid-19 lockdown. A huge number of restaurants, retailers, and other companies, have been hit hard by the pandemic. But their insurance claims have controversially been denied. Now, the businesses are battling back. …Read the rest »

Lyft’s Driverless Cars Are Back in California

By Brian Chase on July 2, 2020 - No comments

Lyft's Driverless Cars Are Back in California

Lyft's Driverless Cars Are Back in California

Ridesharing company Lyft, which had suspended testing of its driverless cars earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic shelter-in-place orders, is now back on California’s streets. According to a report in Digital Trends, it is possible that Lyft’s current testing session in Palo Alto may be short-lived because COVID-19 cases are on the rise in California. …Read the rest »

Toyota Recalls Gas-Electric Hybrids for Engine Stalling Problem

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2020 - No comments

Toyota Recalls Gas-Electric Hybrids for Engine Stalling Problem

Toyota Recalls Gas-Electric Hybrids for Engine Stalling Problem

Toyota is recalling about 752,000 gas-electric hybrid vehicles worldwide because the engines could lose power and stall. According to an Associated Press news report, the recall covers certain 2013 to 2015 Prius and 2014 to 2017 Prius v hybrids. The company says that the hybrid vehicles are designed to go into a fail-safe mode if there are defects in the hybrid system. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 Recalled for Brake Caliper Bolts May Loosen and Fall

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2020 - No comments

Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 Recalled for Brake Caliper Bolts May Loosen and Fall

Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 Recalled for Brake Caliper Bolts May Loosen and Fall

Mazda is recalling 24,000 CX-30 SUVs and Mazda3 small cars from the 2020 model year to inspect and tighten bolts on the front brakes. According to Consumer Reports, if the front caliper mounting bolts come loose, brake performance could be reduced and the bolt could interfere with wheel rotation. The caliper mounting bolts are the parts that hold the components, which squeeze the brake discs to slow the car. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Tesla Autopilot Glitch Gives Birth to Burger King Ad Campaign

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2020 - No comments

Tesla Autopilot Glitch Gives Birth to Burger King Ad Campaign

Tesla Autopilot Glitch Gives Birth to Burger King Ad Campaign

A Tesla owner posted on social media that the Autopilot feature’s new Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature mistook a Burger King sign for a stop sign. According to Electrek, Burger King has now turned that Tesla glitch into an ad campaign to sell their Whoppers. …Read the rest »

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