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Owners of Faulty NC State Fair Ride Could Owe More Than $100,000 In Fines

More than six months after a ride malfunctioned at the North Carolina State Fair last October, injuring five people, the owners of the ride are facing more than $100,000 in fines. The company that runs the ride, Family Attractions Amusement Co., as well as the individual owner of the ride and son of Family Attractions’ Founder,… Read more »

The Dangers of Faulty or Defective Tires

No matter what kind of car you drive, your tires are a critical part of your vehicle’s overall safety. Do you regularly inspect yours to ensure they’re in safe condition before driving? If not, you should. Those few minutes could save you from unnecessary breakdown or worse – a dangerous collision. Top Reasons Tires May Fail According… Read more »

Sports Equipment Manufacturer STX Recalls Lacrosse Throat Protector

Do you or a loved one play lacrosse professionally, for school, or recreationally? If so, make sure you are aware of the latest product recall: STX, a manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel based in Baltimore, has recalled their Shield Throat Protector. The recall, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, comes… Read more »

Starbucks and Bodum USA Recall 28K Coffee Presses

Are you a regular coffee drinker? Make sure you’re up-to-date with one of the latest product recalls: According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bodum USA has recalled upwards of 28,000 coffee presses sold exclusively at Starbucks. The recall came Tuesday, after Bodum had received 14 reports of shattered coffee presses and 4… Read more »

CPSC Issues Four New Product Recalls

When you buy a company’s product, the last thing you expect is for it to be faulty or defective — much less potentially hazardous to your well-being. But unfortunately, products are recalled for safety reasons more often than you may expect. In fact, just yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of four different products,… Read more »

Nap Nanny Causes Baby Deaths

Nap Nanny infant recliner seats, a popular option for mothers with babies suffering from acid reflux or sleep issues, is being sued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Nap Nanny seats are portable recliners for playing, resting and sleeping. The seats are constructed of a foam base that is shaped for the baby… Read more »

Deadly Weekend on the Roads

A six year old girl, Ava Kendall, was killed in a car crash between Greenville and Falkland. The little girl was on her way to wedding, when a Jeep crossed the center line and crashed into the Honda in which she was riding. A sixteen year old from Raleigh died early Sunday morning when the… Read more »

Crash Ratings Upgraded

US Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood and NHTSA’s administrator, David Strickland spoke about a new five-star crash rating system that will be implemented with new 2011 vehicles. The crash system will now include side pole crash testing as well as using a female crash test dummy. The goal of the new system is to evaluate passenger… Read more »

Air Bag Concerns

While air bags can save lives there are valid injuries that result from an air bag deployment. Air bags, while they appear in commercials to deploy like a pillow, in fact, deploy in milliseconds inflating at approximately 200 miles per hour. Deployment at such a speed can oftentimes result in severe personal injuries. Victims have… Read more »