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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 »
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 »
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 »
Study on #Juul Makes the Case to Regulate E-Cigarette Marketing
A brand new study on Juul-related Instagram posts highlights the importance of having stricter regulations when it comes to e-cigarette marketing. According to a CNN news report, the study that looked at nearly 15,000 Instagram posts from March through May 2018, found that more than one third of the posts were promotional in nature, containing branded marketing messages or links to websites where users could purchase e-cigarettes.
The study, published in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control and funded by the Truth Initiative, an anti-tobacco advocacy group, also found that more than half of these posts featured content related to youth culture and lifestyle. Researchers say this is particularly important to note because the tobacco industry has historically taken the approach of marketing traditional cigarettes by playing up the ideals of social acceptability and “the cool factor.” …Read the rest »
Miami Dolphins' Kendrick Norton Has Left Arm Amputated After Car Accident
Miami Dolphins’ defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, was severely injured in a two-car accident in Florida early morning on July 4, which led to his left arm being amputated. According to a news report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Norton, 22, was injured when his black 2017 Ford F250 pickup truck rolled over onto its roof after colliding with a concrete barrier for an unknown reason on the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836) westbound ramp leading to the Palmetto Expressway (State Road 836). …Read the rest »
Mazda Recalls Vehicles for Wheels That Could Fall Off
Mazda has issued an auto defect recall for about 25,000 2019 Mazda3 hatchbacks and sedans. According to CNET.com, the vehicles were manufactured between Sept. 25, 2018 and April 19, 2019. The problem is in the wheel lug nuts, which are responsible for securing the car’s wheels to the car itself. Mazda said a manufacturing error caused a gap between the hub bolt head and a flange in the hub bearing assembly. This could potentially lead to the lug nuts loosening. …Read the rest »
Fireworks Cause Thousands of Injuries Around Fourth of July
Injuries from fireworks send thousands of Americans to emergency room around this time of year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 9,100 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2018. Of these injuries, about 5,600 occurred in the one-month period around July 4 (from June 22 to July 22). That amounts to about 190 injuries per day just around Independence Day. …Read the rest »
Bisnar Chase receives Best Places to Work for 8th year in a row.
Law firm Bisnar Chase has been confirmed as one of Orange County’s Best Places to Work for an incredible eighth year in a row by the Orange County Business Journal.
Newport Beach, CA – July 2019 – Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has been showcased as one of the most outstanding workplaces in Orange County for 2019. …Read the rest »
Honda Recalls 1.6 Million Vehicles for Defective Takata Airbags
Honda is recalling about 1.6 million Honda and Acura cars for potentially deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators. According to a USA Today news report, this is part of Honda’s fifth and final phase of planned recalls, which the automaker says, is six months ahead of the schedule set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The company said in its statement that Honda is announcing this recall to encourage “each owner of an affected vehicle to schedule repair with an authorized dealer as soon as possible.” …Read the rest »
New Study Says Tesla's Autopilot is More Misleading Than Other Driver-Assist Systems
A new study says, people overestimate what Tesla’s Autopilot can do, more so than any other driver-assist system out there today. According to a report on Phys.org, the study was done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) where the organization surveyed 2,005 drivers from October through November 2018. The name Autopilot was associated with the highest likelihood that drivers believed a behavior was safe while in operation, for every behavior measured, compared with other system names, the study said. …Read the rest »
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