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Over 1.25 million Ram trucks recalled for dangerous software error

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, manufacturer of the Ram line of pickup trucks, has just issued a safety recall after a software error was blamed for at least two accidents, including one fatality. The recall will begin in late June, at which point owners can bring in their [...]
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Takata to pay $1B in 'world's biggest automotive safety recall'

According to Reuters, only 12.5 million inflators have been fixed, out of 70 million. On the heels of today's earlier blog post about products liability, we have a Reuters report on airbag manufacturer Takata, which has been ordered as part of a settlement with the Justice [...]
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The infamous McDonald's hot coffee case: Who sides with Stella?

If only Stella's morning was as idyllic as the one in this picture... Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants
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Breaking down the three types of product defects

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may not even realize right away that the incident could have been prevented. You might blame yourself for being clumsy or assume it was just a fluke accident.
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GM files indicate a failure to investigate signs of fatal defect

Nashville car owners often place their families' lives in the hands of vehicle manufacturers, trusting that these cars are a safe means of transporting their loved ones. If it is discovered that a line of vehicles was allowed to stay in circulation despite a deadly defect, [...]
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Officials puzzled by continuing salmonella outbreaks

When a food is found to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria or toxins in Tennessee, certain safety precautions are taken to protect consumers, such as recalls and media announcements. In some cases, federal agencies determine that it must oversee a company in order to ensure [...]
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Exploding gas cans cause of many wrongful death and injury suits

Product manufacturers have a duty to test their goods and ensure that they are safe before they are put on the market. Similarly, retailers and distributers also have an obligation to pull items off of their shelves if they come to the knowledge that they are defective in some [...]
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Accidental discharge of AR-15 kills Tennessee father and son

Contrary to popular belief, guns are not always accidentally discharged due to user error. There are documented cases that have proven that dropping a loaded weapon might cause it to go off. Furthermore, if the weapon is not mechanically sound or has been manufactured from [...]
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