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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Backover Accidents Continue to Cause Serious Injuries and Deaths

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 221 fatalities and more than 14,000 injuries happen every year because of backover accidents in nontraffic situations. Additionally, approximately 71 backover deaths and injuries occur on public roads. A backover accident happens when the driver of a vehicle is backing out or moving in ...
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  • CPSC Says 8,700 Patients Treated for Fireworks Injuries in Hospitals in 2012

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 8,700 people received US hospital emergency care last year because they were injured in fireworks accidents. Over 5,000 of these incidents occurred between 6/22 and 7/22, during 30 days around the 4th of July. Over 50% of these injury accidents involve hand burns, head burns, and facial burns. Bottle rockets, sparklers, and fireworks ...
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  • More than 40,000 BeBeLove, Chelsea Scott, and Buy Buy Baby Bath Seats Recalled Over Drowning Hazard

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced three separate recalls over baby bath seats that may pose a drowning hazard to infants. The first recall, voluntarily conducted with the cooperation of BeBeLove, involves approximately 5,600 units. The concern is that the bath seats don’t meet safety standards, including stability requirements, which means that they may tip over, potentially ...
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  • After Refusing to Recall 2.7M Jeeps, Chrysler Concedes

    Less than two weeks after refusing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request that it recall 2.7 million older Jeep vehicles, Chrysler has agreed to the government’s revised request that it recall the autos. That said, our auto product liability law firm would like to point out that while the majority of media sources are reporting a recall of that many jeeps, USA Today says that ...
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  • Trunk Entrapment Can Still Be a Child Safety Risk with Older Cars

    According to KidsandCars.org, since 1970, there have been at least 260 trunk entrapment-related deaths. 37 of these victims were kids under age 15. However, the average age of children killed in accident trunk entrapment accidents is four. Fortunately, since September 2001. automakers have been required to make sure that their new autos come with a “glow in the dark” trunk release inside the ...
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  • Chrysler Refuses NHTSA Request for Recall of 2.7 Million Jeeps, Concedes to Two Other Auto Recalls

    Chrysler continues to make headlines. Earlier this week, it refusing to heed a NHTSA request that it recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993-2004 models) and Jeep Liberty (2002-2007 models) vehicles. The agency said that the SUV’s gas tanks are a safety risk. The automating giant, however, refused to comply, arguing that the vehicles meet safety standards. It is rare for an automaker to say ...
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