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Blog Posts in February, 2014

  • GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall to 1.4 Million US Cars, Links Problem to 13 Fatalities, and Is Now Under NHTSA Probe

    General Motors has just doubled the number of cars it recalled in the US for faulty ignition switchesfrom about 619,000 to 1.4 million vehicles in the US. The manufacturer is also is now linking 13 car accident fatalities, rather than 6, to the auto parts defect. All of the people who died were seated in the front seat of the cars. Meantime, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ...
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  • Girl Dies in Maryland Window Blinds Accident

    A 6-year-old girl died in Maryland earlier this month when she became entangled in the cord of a window blind. A relative tried to resuscitate the child, who was found unconscious, but the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. Our child injury law firm has blogged about window blind accidents in the past, and we now would like to remind consumers that window blinds are a leading hazard in ...
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  • General Motors Accused of Waiting Years to Issue Recall Over Fatal Ignition Switch Defect

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been asked to make General Motors explain why it is only now recalling 619,122 Chevrolet Cobalt (2005 – 2007) and Pontiac G5 (2007) cars in the US to replace possibly faulty ignition switches that have been linked to six fatalities and 22 vehicle crashes. According to documents in Melton v. General Motors et. al., which is an already settled ...
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  • Toyota Recalls About 700,000 Prius and 261,000 Lexus RX 350s, RAV4s, and Tacomas

    Automaker Toyota is recalling approximately 261,000 pickup trucks and SUVs over concerns that their electronic safety systems may become disabled. The vehicles affected included the Lexus RX 350 (’12, ’13 models), the Toyota Tacoma (’12, ’13 models) and the Toyota RAV4 (’12 model). The safety issue involves a “manufacturing variation” problem that could shut down traction control, antilock brakes, ...
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  • Graco Recalls 3.7 Million Car Sets Over Buckle Problem

    Graco is recalling 3.7 million child safety seats over concerns about a buckle issue. The amount of product involved makes this the fourth biggest car seat recall ever. The action affects harnessed booster sets and the harness buckles on toddler convertible car seats that were made between 2009 and July of last year. The recall comes even as the manufacturer is contesting a government request that ...
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  • 22 Million Vehicles Recalled in 2013, With Toyota Calling Back the Most at Over 5 Million

    Auto manufacturers recalled 22 million vehicles in 2013—that’s more than any year since 2004 when there were 30.8 million autos recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this figure in a recent report about 2013. Other key facts and figures: There were 632 auto recall campaigns (Up from 581 auto recalls and 16.4 million vehicles in 2012). Of the 22 million recalled ...
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