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Clint Eastwood’s Son Says Former Girlfriend Was Killed By Exploding Airbag

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Scott Eastwood, the 30-year-old son of Clint Eastwood, opened up to GQ Australia about the accidental death of a girlfriend, who died from injuries caused by an exploding airbag. The accident and injuries sound eerily similar to many of those linked to Takata airbags. When GQ asked about the last time he cried, Eastwood replied: “I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident. “The f***ed up thing is, it was a fender bender, and there was a recall on airbags. Her airbag exploded. It shot a projectile through her body. It split her ... Read More

Consumer Group Urges Takata Airbag Repairs With Video of Injured Driver

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A public service announcement by watchdog group ConsumerWatch.com urging drivers to have the defective Takata airbags in their vehicles repaired features a man who lost an eye when the Takata airbag in his Honda Civic exploded in his face. The video focuses on 2001 and 2002 Honda vehicles with Takata airbags. Federal regulators issued an urgent advisory to consumers warning them not to drive their Hondas until they have taken them to a dealership for repairs. Corey Burdick, a Florida man who lost an eye when his Takata airbag exploded, blasting metal shrapnel at him, is seen on the video ... Read More

NHTSA Touring The South To Raise Auto Safety Awareness

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Frustrated by the failure of many U.S. motorists to have their vehicles fixed under safety recalls and other potentially life-threatening safety deficiencies, federal regulators are touring the South to raise auto safety awareness, sharing information about simple measures that can save lives. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head Dr. Mark Rosekind and other federal safety officials embarked Tuesday on a 1,500-mile, five-day, nine-stop road trip from Miami to Fort Worth in a campaign-style bus emblazoned with the NHTSA logo and safety messages. Dr. Rosekind and his agency chose to take the campaign to the South during the hottest time ... Read More

More P.F. Chang’s Frozen Foods Recalled Over Metal Fragments

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A recall of P.F. Chang’s frozen foods is being expanded by manufacturer ConAgra Foods due to the possible presence of metal fragments in the sugar provided by a supplier, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The action expands an initial recall issued on July 7 after a ConAgra employee discovered metal fragments 2-9 millimeters in size while dispensing sugar from a supplier. The employee was adding the sugar to a batch of sauce being prepared for P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Brand frozen foods. The sugar supplier notified ConAgra on July 14 that additional lots of sugar it provided may ... Read More

Kawasaki announces recall impacting almost 30,000 Mule Pro off-highway vehicles in U.S.

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), almost 30,000 Mule Pro side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles are now under recall by Kawasaki. The recalled vehicles feature front floor covers that may become punctured by a foreign object in certain situations, thus putting riders at risk of injury. The off-highway vehicles affected by this recall are from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years, feature four wheels and side-by-side seating for three to six people, as well as an automotive style control scheme. To find the vehicle identification number (VIN), check on the steel frame between the right-front lower A-arm ... Read More

Star Trek Actor Likely The First Fatality Linked To Jeep Defect, U.S. Regulators Say

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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin could likely be the first person known to be killed by a Jeep Grand Cherokee under recall for a dangerous electronic gear shift defect, federal safety regulators said. Mr. Yelcin, 27, was crushed to death Saturday night when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward and pressed him against the security gate outside his Los Angeles home. Pictures of the scene show a large visible dent in the metal gate where Mr. Yelchin became pinned behind his Jeep. “This is the first fatality we’re aware of that may be related to this safety defect,” the National Highway Traffic Safety ... Read More

Handgun Security Safes recalled for faulty locking mechanism that may lead to injury, death

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Rhino Metals, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of certain models of its handgun security safes. The manufacturer reports the Bighorn P-20 handgun security safes can be opened without the use of a combination, allowing unauthorized access to a handgun. This poses the risk of unintended injury or death when a child or someone untrained in the operation of the handgun may access the weapon. The recalled handgun security safes are gray and black and made out of metal. They measure about 3.25 inches high by 12 inches wide and 10.5 ... Read More

Children’s chair and swing recall announced following violation of the federal lead paint standard

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 6,000 children’s chairs and swings are now under recall by Far East Brokers. The company learned that the screen-printing on both the chair and swing’s polyester fabric contains excessive and illegal levels of lead, thus putting consumers at risk of poisoning. The recall comprises of the Leisure Ways® pink butterfly themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings. Each of the recalled chairs and swings feature a metal frame and large red butterfly images on a pink polyester fabric. A tracking label sewn into the bottom of each chair seat ... Read More

More than 160,000 jewelry making kits and accessories under recall due to excess lead

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Nearly 165,000 Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations jewelry making kits are now under recall due to a certain bracelet within the kit containing excess levels of lead. If the toxic chemical is ingested by young children through the bracelet, it may cause serious health problems. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are two models of LaRose Industries’ Jewelz Gem Creations jewelry making kits and one refill product impacted by the recall. To find the product’s UPC code, check on both the bottom of the “Gem Machine,” as well as on the outside of the product’s box. The following ... Read More

Lounge chair recall announced by T.J. Maxx after 15 consumer injuries; sold only during March 2016

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T.J. Maxx, a discount retail chain headquartered in Massachusetts, has announced a foldable lounge chair recall encompassing more than 5,000 chairs across the nation. The recalled chairs may reportedly collapse unexpectedly while in use, thus posing a fall and injury hazard. The folding chair recall includes foldable weatherproof lounge chairs made in two different styles: one featuring a white gloss frame with blue and white striped fabric and the other a natural oiled wood frame with red and white striped fabric. The recalled lounge chairs measure about 30 inches high by 42 inches long when unfolded. To find the chair’s ... Read More