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Blog Posts in September, 2012

  • Hertz, Enterprise, Among US Rental Car Companies Agree to Park Any Recalled Vehicles Until Defects Are Repaired

    Avis Budget Group Inc., Hertz Corp., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc., and Enterprise Holdings Inc.–the four biggest auto rental companies in the US–have consented to not sell/rent any recalled vehicles that hadn’t been fixed. These companies make up over 90% of the car rental market. Although Hertz and Enterprise had already had stopped selling or renting recalled vehicles with auto defects ...
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  • Recreational Trampolines Are a Personal Injury Risk to Kids, Says AAP

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recreational use of trampolines is a huge injury risk to kids. Considering that at-home use has grown, partially due to these products becoming more available, this is cause for concern—especially as AAP says that injuries continue to happen even after medical groups have discouraged trampoline use and warn people to be careful. At The Gilbert Law ...
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  • Child Passenger Safety Week: A Reminder to Use Car Seats and Booster Seats

    To mark Child Passenger Safety Week, the US Department of Transportation and Safe Kids are reminding parents, guardians, and caregivers to make sure that their children use the appropriate car seat/booster seat when riding in a motor vehicle and that these child safety devices are working properly and installed and used correctly. Unfortunately, according to a new National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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  • IRS Gives $104M Awarded To Whistleblower for Exposing Tax Evasion by UBS Banking Clients

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a $104 million whistleblower award to Bradley Birkenfeld, a 47-year-old ex-banker who informed on UBS AG and how, for decades, the bank has allowed rich people to open accounts while they avoid paying taxes. Because of Birkenfeld’s information, the Swiss bank not only handed over the names of thousands Americans suspected of tax evasion between 2000 and ...
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  • 2-Year-Olds Death By Cord Strangulation Leads to Recall of 454,000 BlindXpress Window Blinds

    In the wake of the 2009 Michigan child death of a 2-year-old girl who was strangled in a vertical blind cord’s loop, the US Consumer Production Safety Commission is recalling 315,000 horizontal blinds and 139,000 vertical blinds, both custom-made, by BlindXpress. The blinds were sold in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan from January 1995 through December 2011. The custom-made vertical blinds come with ...
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  • Button Batteries Can Cause Serious Child Injuries

    They may appear harmless enough but did you know that those tiny, round, button-sized batteries can cause serious injuries to children when swallowed? At The Gilbert Law Group®, our products liability lawyers represent families with kids and babies that have been injured because a consumer good was poorly designed or proved unsafe in other ways during use. Please do not hesitate to contact our ...
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