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    • Takata Airbag Recalls and Deaths Mounting

      Takata Airbag Recalls and Deaths Mounting

      Takata airbags have been recalled in approximately 25 million vehicles worldwide, and at least 12 deaths have been attributed publicly to the defective airbags.  I say “publicly” because there have been confidential settlements, which may have been kept from the […]

    • Ninth Death Linked to Takada Airbag

      Ninth Death Linked to Takada Airbag

      Honda has confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured during a July crash near Pittsburgh involving a 1991 Honda Accord, and that shrapnel from the rupture likely lead to the death of the young driver.  This would be the ninth […]

    • Class I Recall of MicroPort’s ProFemur Hip Implant due to Fracture Rate

      Class I Recall of MicroPort’s ProFemur Hip Implant due to Fracture Rate

      The FDA announced that it is recalling MicroPort Orthopedics’ ProFemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus and Valgus Modular Neck implants over issues with the acute fractures.  The agency labeled the recall as a Class I, the most serious type of recall, […]

    • AutoNation Won’t Sell Recalled Vehicles

      AutoNation Won’t Sell Recalled Vehicles

      Kudos to AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, which announced on Tuesday that it will no longer sell any new or used vehicles under recall that have not been repaired.  It’s time for CarMax and the other major auto retailers […]

    • Chrysler Recalls: Beware of Vehicle Buyback Offers

      Chrysler Recalls: Beware of Vehicle Buyback Offers

      As reported today in the Chicago Tribune, Fiat Chrysler announced this week the details of the biggest vehicle buyback program in history, which was imposed on the company after a federal investigation into its track record of horrendous Chrysler recall […]

    • Are Takata Airbags Dangerous Even in Newer Model Vehicles?

      Are Takata Airbags Dangerous Even in Newer Model Vehicles?

      The crisis involving defective Takata airbags may now include side airbags and newer model vehicles.  Volkswagen AG is investigating vehicles equipped with Takata side air bags after a rupture incident involving the side airbag in one of its vehicles.  In June […]

    • Fiat Chrysler Recalls:  Another “Switchgate” and a Host of Other Problems

      Fiat Chrysler Recalls: Another “Switchgate” and a Host of Other Problems

      Faulty Ignition Switches Lead to Loss of Engine Power, Power Steering, Braking and Airbags On June 3, 2015, Chrysler updated its recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees (model years 2005-2007) and Jeep Commanders (model years 2006-2007) over an ignition switch defect, […]

    • FDA to Review Essure Birth Control Device

      FDA to Review Essure Birth Control Device

        The FDA recently scheduled a public meeting to review scientific data on the Essure birth control implant. The meeting will take place on September 24th 2015 with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices advisory panel. This is in response to over […]

    • Cause of the Amtrak Train Crash?

      Cause of the Amtrak Train Crash?

      Well, that didn’ t take long.  The New York Times is reporting that the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday night was traveling at least 100 miles an hour through a sharp curve in an urban area.  According to the […]

    • What Caused the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia?

      What Caused the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia?

      So far, the answer is that authorities do not yet know.  Here’s what we do know.  This Amtrak train crash happened on a stretch of northbound track in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia near a bend in the track […]