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Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • Trick or Treating Safety Tips

    For kids, trick or treating on Halloween is one of the best times of the year. For parents, it can cause some safety anxiety. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your child has a fun and injury-free evening. Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult. Trick or treat in groups. It's more fun and it's safer. Obey traffic signals and cross at crosswalks. Put electronic devices away ...
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  • Halloween Costume Safety

    As Halloween quickly approaches, your children are undoubtedly excited about picking out their costumes for school parties and trick or treating. However, choosing the right costume involves more than just the best cute or scary idea. You should always consider safety. In recent years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 16 children have been injured and one has been killed ...
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  • Vehicles with Takata airbags recalled "with urgency"

    Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dramatically increased the number of recalled vehicles to 7.78 million for faulty Takata airbags that pose an immediate threat to passengers. NHTSA has been conducting on ongoing investigation of Takata airbags, which were first recalled by automakers in 2008. NHTSA did not give a reason for its alarming statements today, but ...
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  • Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

    This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Parents of teen drivers are naturally always concerned about teens driving safely and avoiding auto accidents, but this week is a good reminder to talk to your teen about staying safe behind the wheel with these tips in mind: Always wear a seatbelt. Seatbelts saved over 75,000 lives between 2004-2008, and in a study conducted by the National Highway ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles for Fuel Leak

    Toyota Motor Corp. announced plans this week to recall about 1.7 million defective vehicles worldwide because of the potential for a fuel leak to cause a fire. The affected vehicles in the United States include: Lexus LS sedans, model years 2007 through 2010 GS, model years 2006 through 2011 IS, model years 2006 through 2011 IS C, model year 2010 IS-F, model years 2008 through 2010 Following years ...
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  • Chrysler Recalls Over 900,000 Cars and SUVs

    U.S. safety regulators posted a defective vehicle recall today for almost 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep SUVs and cars because of faulty alternators and mirror wiring in heated power mirrors that can short out and cause small fires. This brings the total number of recalls this year alone up to 544 concerning more than 52 million vehicles—an all time record. The affected vehicles are from model ...
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  • The Harm of Defective Airbags

    Airbags provide critical protection in the event of an auto accident and have saved countless lives since their introduction. But when airbags fail to deploy as they should, the consequences can be disastrous. If a car manufacturer’s negligence has resulted in your pain and suffering, the airbag safety defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® are here to help you. Airbags first became widely ...
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  • Seat Belt Failure Causes Serious Injuries

    Almost every state and territory of the United States has enacted either a primary or secondary seatbelt law. Such laws have saved countless lives and prevented innumerable injuries, but they’re only as good as the seat belts they mandate. Unfortunately, some auto manufacturers place profits ahead of safety and deliver vehicles with faulty seat belts. Think of vehicle crashes as consisting of two ...
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