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2014 was a pretty rocky year for the auto industry. First, there was General Motors’ massive recall of over 30 million cars worldwide because of faulty ignition switches that were linked to 124 deaths. Later, millions of cars made by several of the world’s largest automakers, including Honda, General Motors, BMW, Dodge, and Ford, had

The last thing any parent wants is see their child get hurt. Cautious parents take the extra time to make sure they get the right car seat for their child, don’t let their children play unsupervised, and take all the necessary steps to childproof their home. But when you think of all the things around

With the new year beginning, one thing millions of people worldwide are trying to do is lose weight. Losing weight is always one of the most popular new year’s resolutions people make, but it’s also a tough resolution to keep. If you were thinking of trying a diet supplement to help jumpstart your weight loss,

This year, the current “gotta-have” Christmas gift is the two-wheel, self-propelled device known as the hoverboard. Unlike other hot items from the past like Tickle-Me Elmo and the Rubik’s Cube, hoverboards have come under attack for major safety issues. Not only is it possible to be injured while riding them, just like you could by

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a pair of orders aimed at protecting the public from defective air bag components manufactured by Takata that were installed in roughly 19 million vehicles currently on the road. The agency’s orders represent the largest civil penalty it has ever imposed, as well as

In the final two weeks of October 2015, three major automobile makers recalled more than 8 million vehicles between the three of them. Despite three different automakers being involved, the millions of cars all had one thing in common: they all have product defects that put them at an increased risk of starting a fire.

Fiat Chrysler’s legal issues have became more serious after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) accused the automaker of not accurately reporting deaths related to accidents caused by defective vehicles they manufactured. The discrepancy came to light about 60 days after Fiat Chrysler agreed to a $105 million fine and to repair the defective

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, it’s important to have a good lawyer working for you. Not only is it difficult enough to be injured, but it’s also possible you could be dealing with lawyers working for a major company like Wal-Mart or Fiat Chrysler. Major companies can afford to have big legal

Following a public hearing on July 2, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a record-setting fine against Fiat Chrysler for their mishandling of 23 recalls of over 11 million defective vehicles. The NHTSA has ordered the automaker to pay $105 million in fines, $70 million of which is a cash penalty,

Following a public hearing on July 2, 2015, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has “tentatively concluded” that Fiat Chrysler mishandled 23 recalls of approximately 11 million defective vehicles. The automaker was accused of failing to notify consumers of defective parts in their vehicles in a reasonable amount of time, failing to notify

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