Archives for April 2012

How Reliable are Breathalyzers?

The question as to the reliability of breathalyzers has become a topic of great debate. Breathalyzers, or breath analysis, are one of the tools most commonly used by law enforcement to determine if someone is driving while under the influence of alcohol above the legal limit. Despite the intent, more and more scientists and experts agree that … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers: Bladder Sling Update

Bladder slings are comprised of surgical mesh and are designed to alleviate problems associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Bladder Sling Complications In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to physicians and healthcare providers concerning bladder slings and surgical … [Read more...]

April Recall Notices

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a new round of recalls that could affect you. These recalls include: -BMW; -Yokohama Tires; -GTC Tires; -Toyota Air Bags; -Subaru Foresters; -Hyundai Sonatas; -Toyota Brake … [Read more...]

Toyota Air Bag Defect

Toyota has issued a recall for driver’s side airbags in approximately 495,000 Tacoma trucks years 2005-2009 manufactured from September 14, 2004 until August 29, 2008. The recall alleges that a defect may cause the driver’s side airbag to not deploy in the event of a crash. This defect is due to the steering wheel vibration, which over time, may … [Read more...]

Yokohoma & GTC Tire Recall

GTC has also issued a tire recall. This recall affects 12,000 defective GTC tires. The recall is due to the blistering on the sidewall, which over time, could cause tread separation while the vehicle is in operation. This tread separation can significantly increase the likelihood that an operator will lose control of the vehicle and wreck causing … [Read more...]

Subaru Forester Recall

Subaru is recalling 275,000 of their Forester vehicles for failing to comply with Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 208 regarding “Occupant Crash Protection”. The vehicles affected were manufactured from November 26, 2007 through March 13, 2012. The recall states that assemblies may not permit proper installation and secure attachment of a child … [Read more...]

Hyundai Sonata Recall

Hyundai is issuing a recall regarding their Sonata Hybrid vehicles. The recall involves 14,728 of these vehicles produced beginning on December 2, 2010 and shipped to dealers through March 7, 2012. The recall alleges these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207 regarding “Occupant Crash Protection”. The failure to … [Read more...]

Toyota Brake Light Defect

In addition to the airbag recall, Toyota is also issuing a recall for exterior brake lights in 186,000 Camry and Veneza models. The recall states the manufacturing defect can lead to any of the following malfunctions: warning lamps illuminate, a no start condition, the shift lever may not shift from the “park” position, or the vehicle’s brake … [Read more...]

Chrysler Jeep Recall

Chrysler is announcing a recall on approximately 186,000 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The vehicles affected were manufactured from July 3, 2003 through July 14, 2005. The recall states that the vehicles were equipped with rear lower control arms that become corroded and cause a rear suspension lower control arm fracture. This fracture may result in a … [Read more...]

Chevrolet Express, Suburban, GMC Savana and Yukon Recall

General Motors is issuing a recall affecting approximately 6,159 of their vehicles. The vehicles affected include Chevrolet Express, Suburban, GMC Savanna, and Yukon XL Heavy duty vehicles. The recall is due to a steering defect. The recall notice states the steering gear pitman shaft in certain 2012 vehicleys may have been inadequately hardened … [Read more...]

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