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When it comes to products that are sold to consumers, there are many different government agencies tasked with monitoring product safety and keeping dangerous and defective products away from consumers. The NHTSA handles motor vehicle safety while the Consumer Product Safety Commission watches out for a multitude of other consumer products. The USDA handles safety

People who have been injured or killed as a result of the defective ignition switches that were the subject of a massive vehicle recall by General Motors recently had a strong victory in court. A federal appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that decided GM’s bankruptcy restructuring protected the automaker from lawsuits filed against

Any parent of a young child is bound to have stories about their kid getting into something they’re not supposed to. It’s perfectly normal for a child to want to explore their surroundings, but our homes are full of things that could be quite dangerous to a curious young child. This is why so many

Image Credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Fans of the recent Star Trek movies were shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin was tragically killed at his home on June 19, 2016. Authorities say the accident happened when Yelchin had gotten out of his Jeep to check his

As of June 1, 2016, federal law now requires all car rental companies with fleets of at least 35 cars are now required to have recalled cars repaired before they can be rented out to consumers. The new law is known as the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act. Raechel and Jacqueline Houck

Since 2013, there has been an ongoing series of recalls by automakers for cars that are equipped with Takata airbags made with defective inflators. Almost three years after the first recalls began, over 20 million vehicles in the United States (over 30 million vehicles worldwide) by 14 different automakers have been recalled so far as

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

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