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Steven Cohn

Polaris Recalls Another 55,000 ATVs Because of Burn and Crash Hazards

Polaris has recently announced two more recalls affecting their all-terrain and ranger recreational vehicles. Together, the new recalls affect about 55,000 vehicles. On March 21, 2017, the company recalled about 19,200 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) because of […]

Dori Milner

Alabama Man Says E-Cigarette Explosion Was “Like a Volcano”

E-cigarette manufacturers often advertise their products as being safer and healthier alternatives to real cigarettes because they don’t contain tobacco or tar-related chemicals. They also promote them as tools to help people quit smoking. The advertising worked with one Alabama […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Polaris Vehicles Linked with Over 200 Fires; Riders Suffer Burn Injuries

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), manufacturer Polaris has announced a new recall. On March 21, 2017, the company recalled about 19,200 Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) because of burn and fire hazards. This is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Portable Table Saws Recalled After Unexpected Collapses Cause Injuries

On March 7, 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced, a Craftsman portable table saw recall of about 46,000 units. The recall affects Craftsman brand 10-inch table saws that sit on a black metal foldable stand. Retailer Sears […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Hoverboard Blamed for Pennsylvania Home Fire that Leads to 3 Deaths

On Friday evening, March 10, 2017, a fire broke out on in a row house on Lexington Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported heavy smoke and fire on the first floor. A neighbor would […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda Announces Additional Takata Air Bag Recall of Over 650,000 Vehicles

Honda has announced that it’s recalling over 650,000 more vehicles—this time, in Japan—because of potentially defective Takata air bags. That will raise the total number of Hondas recalled because of these air bags to about 51 million worldwide. The automaker […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio Metal Company Cited for Dangerous Machinery Safety Violations

Materion Brush, a subsidiary of Materion Corp., was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to protect workers from dangerous machinery, among other violations. Materion Brush is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, where it produces and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Jersey Seeks Consolidation of VW Emissions Lawsuits

The number of lawsuits filed against Volkswagen (VW) because of their cheating emissions scandal continues to rise. Now, in response to the growing litigation, a petition has been filed in New Jersey requesting consolidation within the state, to create a […]

Roopal Luhana

Cook Medical Asks for More Time to Prepare for Settlement Negotiations

In October 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated in all federally filed Cook IVC filter lawsuits into one court in the Southern District of Indiana, in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). Since then, the parties have been […]

Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA to Give Consumers New & Updated Information on Vehicle Safety

How safe is your vehicle? To answer that question, you may have referred to your vehicle’s safety rating. The 5-star safety ratings program was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to give […]