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Judge clears Texas woman of fiancé’s death in GM ignition switch crash

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A Texas woman’s criminal record has been cleared 10 years and nine days after being convicted of her boyfriend’s death in a 2004 crash that happened when she lost control of her General Motors-made Saturn Ion and crashed into a tree. Ms. Anderson was just 21 when the deadly GM ignition switch crash occurred. She was driving her 2004 Ion in Canton, Texas, with her fiancé, Gene Mikale Erickson, a 25-year-old father of two, in the passenger seat when she lost control of the vehicle as it entered a slight curve, striking a tree and throwing both her and Mr. Erickson through the ... Read More

Respironics recalls defective ventilators for adults, children, newborns

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Respironics California is recalling its Espirit V1000 and V200 Ventilators, Model V1000 and V200, installed with 3rd Generation Power Supplies and Generation Power Supply Repair Part Kits because of a defect that may cause the ventilators to shut off, which could cause the patient to receive too much carbon dioxide or not enough oxygen in the blood, and lead to death. The defective ventilators were manufactured and distributed from Dec. 21, 2012 to July 9, 2014. The 3rd Generation Power Supplies are installed in Espirit V000 andV200 Ventilators and are also sold as 3rd Generation Power Supply Repair Kits. A part ... Read More

Exploding airbag in Ford Mustang prompts investigation, recall expansion

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Ford Motor Co. is cooperating with U.S. auto safety regulators investigating a report that the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured in North Carolina last August by metal shrapnel from a Takata airbag that exploded with excessive force. “The air bag deployed with abrupt force and a metal fragment dislodged, causing injury to the driver’s leg, which required medical attention,” the complaint, filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Oct. 30, said. The airbag deployed when the Mustang, traveling about 35 mph “crashed into the rear end of another vehicle.” The Mustang at the center of ... Read More

Dietary supplement for infants, children recalled due to fungal contamination

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Solgar, Inc. ABC Dophilus Powder, a dietary supplement for infants and children, is being recalled after testing revealed the products were contaminated with a fungus that can cause potentially dangerous infections. ABC Dophilus Powder is a supplement containing acidophilus, a bacteria that supports the healthy functioning of the intestinal system by promoting a favorable environment for the absorption of nutrients. Testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) revealed the presence of Rhizopus oryzae in 1.75 ounce (50 g) containers of Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder, which may cause Mucormycosis, a rare infection. Those at greater risk of developing ... Read More

Federal regulators push automakers to expand Takata airbag recall to all parts of the U.S.

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Responding to outcries from auto safety advocates and lawmakers, as well as mounting injury reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called for a nationwide recall of all vehicles fitted with driver-side airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata. The Takata airbags, which have been installed in millions of vehicles worldwide in the last decade, contain a faulty propellant that can cause the airbag to explode on impact, blasting metal debris into the cabin of the vehicle. At least five deaths and several more injuries have been linked to the defective airbags. Moisture is thought to play a role in ... Read More

Honda expands exploding airbag recall again after deadly Malaysia accident

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Honda Motor Corp. has widened its recall of vehicles fitted with faulty airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. by another 170,000 units. The announcement came after the company said that a driver died in Malaysia after being blasted with shrapnel from one of the defective airbags. The fatality in Malaysia was the fifth known record of a driver or passenger being killed by an exploding airbag in a Honda vehicle and the first such death to occur outside of the United States. The Takata airbags at the center of the Honda recall and recalls by 11 different other car ... Read More

GM defective ignition switch victim compensation fund has extended deadline for claim submissions

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The deadline to submit wrongful-death and personal-injury claims to a fund set up for victims of the General Motors (GM) defective ignition switches has been extended for an additional month. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the special GM victim compensation fund, chose to extend the December 31 deadline to January 31 “out of an abundance of caution” to make sure everyone who may have been harmed by the ignition switch defect has a fair shot at filing a claim. The ignition switch fund began accepting claims on August 1, a few months after GM announced it was launching a ... Read More

Toyota recall affects 361,800 vehicles globally with variety of safety issues

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With a Toyota recall of about 361,800 vehicles from around the globe due to the three different safety defects, 2014 continues to earn the title as the “Year of Recalls.” The largest recall of the three includes 170,000 Toyota Camrys. According to the recall announcement, the Camrys have a faulty ball joint that may result in a loss of vehicle control. The majority of the Camrys, approximately 120,000, are located in Europe. Another 40,000 are recalled in Japan. The second recall mostly affects Japan. The recall is of 105,800 Hiace, Regius Ace and Dyna vehicles, all of which were manufactured by Toyota. The vehicles ... Read More

Challenger Supply Holdings announces recall of almost 30,000 tankless gas water heaters

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Almost 30,000 tankless gas water heaters are being recalled by Challenger Supply Holdings after reporters that the products may overheat, posing a fire risk to consumers. According to the recall announcement, all models of the white, single- and dual-purpose Coaire and Quietside brand tankless gas water heaters are now under recall. These products can heat up to 4 or 7.2 gallons of water per minute, respectively. The recalled heaters measure about 25-28 inches tall x 15-19 inches wide x 8-14 inches thick. The top-front of the heaters has the words “S-Line Condensing”, as well as “Coaire” or “Quietside” along the ... Read More

Aqua Lung increases previous recall of buoyancy compensator vests by nearly 30,000 units

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Despite being previously recalled in March 2013, Aqua Lung has expanded its original recall of buoyancy compensator vests with SureLock II rubber handles by about 30,000 units. As in the previous recall, the rubber handles may detach in an emergency situation when divers are trying to remove weight pockets. All Aqua Lung buoyancy compensator vests with SureLock II rubber handles attached are included in this recall. The handles are made of gray rubber and measure about 2 inches tall by 4 inches wide. The handles causing the recall have been installed in most Aqua Lung, as well as one Apeks, buoyancy ... Read More