Defective Products

  • NHTSA and FBI Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle CyberHacking

    … We already know the dangers of leaving a smartphone unattended, or using a computer connected to the internet without having a firewall or virus protection—now the FBI and NHTSA are telling us that our new, technology-savvy vehicles are just as vulnerable. The technology that allows us to use our devices via Bluetooth and access online help…

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  • Takeaways from the DePuy Pinnacle Verdict in Texas

    … By Greg Webb, March 22, 2016 Late last week, after a two-month trial, there was a verdict in the Texas-based lawsuit against DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The federal jury awarded, “$142 million in actual damages and $360 million in punitive damages to a group of five patients whose hips broke down and had to be surgically…

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  • FDA Creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs…Finally

    … of 2015 the FDA recalled six dietary supplement products and sent out at least seven warning letters. “ODSP will continue to work with FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research to help remove from the market products falsely labeled as dietary supplements that contain potentially harmful pharmaceutical agents, enforce the dietary supplement good…

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  • The E-cigarette Movement – A Safe Alternative?

    … By Greg Webb, Jan. 13, 2016 The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, was created in 2003 and has been manufactured in the US since 2007. The controversy over this new, ‘not really a cigarette’ product has never lessened. In fact it is intensifying as more evidence is revealed and the number of children and teens using the e-cigs increases…

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  • AMA Tackles Ads and Prices of Prescription Drugs

    … By Greg Webb, 12-04-15 The American Medical Association, AMA, is calling for a ban on direct to consumer ads of prescription medications and medical devices. We all know the ads that pop up with increasing frequency, telling us which newest, best and most expensive drugs we need. The AMA and Democratic Presidential hopefuls are pushing…

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  • Teens Being Lured with Tobacco Flavored Products

    …. The bubble gum like allure of these trendy new e-cigarettes is enticing young people in a way that unflavored, harsh nicotine probably would not. The American Lung Association is calling on the FDA to eliminate the use of all flavoring in tobacco products. Current regulations stipulate that traditional tobacco cigarettes may be flavored…

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  • Nissan Expands Safety Recall of Models with Fuel Leaks

    … By Greg Webb, November 8, 2015 Nissan has issued a recall on 2013 to 2016 Altima models and some 2016 Maxima cars for possible fuel leaks. To date the company has received no reports of fuel leaks, fires or injuries connected to the defect. The first recall began in July of this year for about 5,500 2016 Maxima sedans after crash tests revealed…

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  • New Revelations from the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Web of Deceit

    … pollutant testing. An additional 10,000 vehicles have been added to the nearly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesel models in this country that were manufactured and sold to deceive regulators about their polluting potential. Porsche has voluntarily discontinued sales of model year 2014 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel vehicles until further notice…

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  • Trinity Industries Continues to Maintain its ET-Plus Guardrails Are Safe

    … a spear instead of collapsing and absorbing crash energy. When this story broke in 2012, Trinity said its product was safe, claiming the failure to notify federal regulators was ‘inadvertently omitted’. ABC News reported Trinity as saying that each accident has its own unique circumstances and that its product has a proven record of safety…

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  • Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Lawsuits

    … MichieHamlett vehicle defect attorneys have filed cases in federal court involving Volkswagen cars with emission systems designed to defraud regulators. The news broke on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, that German automaker Volkswagen has been programming more than 11 million vehicles worldwide, nearly 500,000 of those vehicles in the United States…

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