Questioning the products in your refrigerator after a recall is a normal response whenever word of salmonella contamination becomes public. How do you know for sure that the eggs on your shelf are safe? Often the solution is to toss anything questionable in the spirit of “better safe than sorry.” With a new tracing system, the Food and Drug Administration may have the tools necessary to say for sure what eggs are contaminated. Continue reading →
Americans may not spend as much money on the holiday of Halloween compared to Christmas, but the candy and costume industry does well in October. Some frugal minded parents may make costumes at home while others hope for discounts at the store. Be careful of the materials used in these costumes, which could be flammable or otherwise dangerous. Continue reading →
Have you recently replaced an airbag in your car after an accident for a price that seemed like a steal? Beware that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning against counterfeit airbags manufactured in China that do not meet industry standards. There is a risk of the airbag injuring the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
The air bags appear to be the same as certified parts with the correct logos and branding to be passable at most repair shops. However, testing from the NHTSA proved that the airbags were consistently malfunctioning. The air bags were shown to fail by not deploying at all or exploding with such force as to send metal debris into the vehicle. Continue reading →
Large companies are sued constantly for liability. Some people want compensation because they fell on the premises or because they nearly choked on an unidentified object in their bag of chips. These types of personal injury claims are numerous and often fruitless in finding a settlement.
A northern California man thought he was fully cared for when he was injured in his local Home Depot. The representatives on the floor quickly took him to their on-site clinic and had him patched up with a promise that the bill would be on them.
Two years later, the bill showed up. Continue reading →
When the city of Santa Monica installed their “smart” parking meters equipped with wi-fi, they probably never thought they would be sued for meters messing with anyone’s cycle. A Denise Barton is doing just that, claiming the wi-fi signals used by the parking meters have caused health problems ranging from back to an irregular menstrual cycle.
Drinking water, which is meant to refresh and replenish the body, can actually cause potential harm to innocent and unsuspecting individuals. Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday, August 14. The lawsuit was made because environmental advocates are claiming that the department has failed to provide people with safe drinking water. A cancer-causing chemical, hexavalent chromium, has been found in the state’s public water supply.
An experienced airplane pilot died on Friday evening, August 10, after his plane crashed into a West Los Angeles neighborhood. It is still unclear what might have caused the plane accident and investigators are looking into the mishap. The victim was identified as Sean McMillan of Westchester, an attorney and pilot.
A new and popular hybrid car is facing allegations that it may be fire prone. There are many cars which have been known to catch on fire such as Lamborghinis or Ferraris, but it now looks like Fisker can be added on to that list as well. The Fisker Karma car company is facing heat from customers and potential clients that the car is not built to withstand heat and that it easily catches on fire. Recent events in California can affirm this statement when a Fisker car owner witnessed his car be engulfed in flames.
One thing that many drivers may not even think about while out on the road is the safety of roads and bridges. When roads are paved and bridges built, it is important for construction workers and engineers to construct a successful roadway that will not lead to harm for anyone travelling. Drivers already must keep a watchful eye for any careless travelers out in the road; there is no need to have to worry about the safety of the road as well. However, a team of engineers at California Department of Transportation has recently found a range of problems with the safety tests of roads and bridges. This new discovery proves to be troubling and worrisome.
Imagine a bag of candy turning into a potential personal injury case. For a mother buying a pack of candy for her child, this terrible scenario became a reality. The safety of children buying bags of candy is now questioned after this incident has come to light. The questions of why and how this razor blade has gotten into a bag are making many mothers and buyers wonder about the safety of children and candy-buyers.