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May 15, 2018

Abandoned Takata Airbags Make Their Way Into Used Vehicles

The Takata airbag recall has placed a national spotlight on the dangers surrounding the faulty airbags. However, a critical safety issue is often missing from the discussion: the grave danger of abandoned or used airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata.

David Brose
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April 23, 2018

Trucking Crashes Cause Alarming Increase in Injuries

The number of injuries from trucking crashes is alarming but, considering the pressure put on drivers by trucking companies, shippers, and brokers, the increase in trucking crash injuries is not all that surprising.

Brett Emison
April 9, 2018

The Dangers of Goodyear RV Tires

Defective Goodyear tires installed on thousands of recreational vehicles (RVs) allegedly caused crashes that injured or killed nearly 100 people in the past two decades.

David Brose
March 14, 2018

Five Safety Tips for Spring Break Road Trips

My daughter’s spring break begins next week. Thankfully, she’s not old enough to drive, so I don’t have the concern that other parents may feel when their kids head off for spring break road trips.

Brett Emison
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March 6, 2018

Why Lax Medical Device Regulations Threaten Public Health

After an exhaustive study of the safety and efficacy of artificial hip implants, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of metal hips and other medical devices that go untested and largely unregulated.

Mark Emison
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February 5, 2018

Unknown Danger: Why Reclined Car Seats can be Deceptively Unsafe

Many readers don’t know this, but it’s possible that tilting your vehicle’s seat back to rest or take a nap can dramatically increase the risk of serious injury or death.  Even though this issue is just as important as that of defective tires, most consumers and passengers don’t understand these risks, auto makers (like Ford, GM, Chrysler and Toyota) have known of this danger for more than 40 years.

Mark Emison
January 30, 2018

Congress Calls for Increased Regulation to Improve Passenger Vehicle Safety on U.S. Highways

Trucking accidents are much more destructive and devastating than a collision involving two passenger vehicles. The sheer difference in size and weight between a tractor-trailer and […]

David Brose
January 19, 2018

Safety Alert: My First Doll Recall and its Dangers to Children

Defective products are not limited to vehicles, drugs, medical devices and other products that harm adults. In the latest consumer product to hit news for being […]

Mark Emison
December 28, 2017

Three Surprising Stats on the Dangers of Railroad Crossings

Though we are taught at an early age to look both ways before crossing the street, many adult motorists take for granted that a train […]

Mark Emison
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December 20, 2017

Underride Guards Can Save Lives

Underride guards on tractor-trailers are a necessity on America’s highways to protect people in trucking accidents. It is well known among those experienced in trucking accident […]

David Brose
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December 15, 2017

Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

In a critical victory for victims of Bair Hugger warming blanket infections, a Minnesota trial judge presiding ruled this week that the claims will continue […]

Brett Emison
December 15, 2017

The Dangers of Aftermarket Vehicles

According to recent reports, the aftermarket vehicle market will be shaken up by automated driving technology. But, what constitutes an aftermarket vehicle? In this post, we […]

Brett Emison