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May 2015 Archives

Airbag recall nearly doubles to largest auto recall ever

In general, consumers have a reasonable expectation that the everyday products that they use will not harm them. Airbag maker Takata recently announced that it is nearly doubling its recall of defective airbags. The already expansive recall will now hold the title of the most significant and largest auto recall in history. The expanded recall now impacts almost one in seven automobiles in the United States. The company previously recalled approximately 18 million vehicles for the auto defect and the recently announced additions will increase the number of airbags recalled to approximately 34 million vehicles. Many different models of vehicles, primarily built from 2000 to 2011, are impacted.

What are traumatic brain injuries and how are they caused?

Traumatic brain injuries are a major concern in the United States, causing numerous deaths and disabilities each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) contribute to 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Each day in the United States, 138 individuals die from injuries that include TBI. In 2010, TBI contributed, overall, to the deaths of 50,000 individuals.

Car accident injuries are serious but victims have protections

Unfortunately, there are number of different types of injuries that everyday people may suffer because of the negligence of another person. Car accidents and other types of accidents happen every day, and in an instant, and leave victims unexpectedly harmed and injured.

What are the types of product recall notices?

As this blog has discussed many times in the past, the food that Virginians consume is not always safe. There are times when manufactures fail to uphold safety standards and food becomes contaminated. This can lead to sickness and death for the people who eat the food. When company -- or in some cases, the government -- learns of a defective product, a product recall is issued. This recall will generally encourage people not to eat the damaged goods and, possibly, to return the goods for a refund.

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