Sean Kane, founder of Safety Research & Strategies, Inc., is calling on NHTSA and auto manufacturers to work together to make automobile seat heaters safer. In his paper on the subject, Mr. Kane points out that approximately 30% of vehicles [...]
NHTSA has reported that Ford Motor Company has recalled their 2011 Explorer models with 60% rear seats with manual recline mechanisms, stating that “in the event of a crash, the seat back may not provide the required strength, increasing [...]
According to an Associated Press report last week, “most medical devices recalled in recent years because of deaths or life-threatening problems were cleared for approval under less stringent regulations that don’t require human [...]
Just days after the NHTSA and NASA reports on Toyota’s sudden acceleration problem, Toyota announced it is recalling more than 2 million additional Toyota and Lexus vehicles because gas pedals may be trapped by floormats. [Note: published [...]
Ford will recall 150,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks because air bags may deploy without warning.
This latest recall covers trucks from the 2005-2006 model years in the US and Canada for what the auto company calls a "relatively low risk" [...]
In a victory for the constitution, states’ rights and safety, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Williamson v. Mazda, has unanimously ruled (2 concurrences, no dissents) that federal regulations establishing a minimum floor for [...]
Could it be that the very thing we counted on to keep us sterile is the thing that passed on a deadly infection? This strange event is blamed for the death of 2-year-old boy in Houston.
The family was baffled by their son’s death after [...]
It is not uncommon for proponents of “tort reform” to claim a direct linkage to the arena of medical malpractice lawsuits brought against doctors and a resulting shortage of physicians and escalating costs of health care, no matter [...]
I’ve written before about how defendants — often represented by an insurance company — can assert frivolous defenses. Now an animated video describes how some frivolous defenses get started.
The Hours of Service regulations (49 CFR Part 395) were changed this year, but still create a significant potential for accidents caused by tired or fatigued truckers. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor [...]