ConsumerSafety

Are the Brakes on Your Ford Truck Failing?

The Ford F-150 is the bestselling pickup truck in America. However, this popular vehicle also has its share of problems. Now, vehicle owners claim there’s a new and dangerous defect in the pickup’s braking system. Will Ford do anything to make sure this new safety concern is addressed? Should Ford Recall F-150 Pickup Trucks? A… read more

Did Defective Fire Extinguishers Cause a Car Fire Death?

Have you ever bought a fire extinguisher online or at Walmart, Home Depot, Sears or other brick and mortar retailers? Well you may need to check to make sure you didn’t purchase a defective fire extinguisher. A new recall has stirred safety advocates all over the country and if you aren’t careful, the consequences of… read more

Could the Latest Problem with EpiPen Turn Deadly?

The Food and Drug Administration is not mincing words with Meridian Medical Technologies. This manufacturing unit of Pfizer has been contracted by Mylan to produce the ubiquitous EpiPen auto-injector, and the FDA has sent the company a warning letter. How did the manufacturer gain the administration’s attention? Is there something wrong with this major and… read more

Were Toxic Fumes Poisoning Colorado Families in Their New Homes?

Floor joists are essential to a home. They provide both structure and strength, so if these pieces are defective, it can affect an entire house. And though the latest floor joist defect isn’t bringing the house down, it is still causing problems for Colorado families. Why Do Some New Homes Contain Toxic Fumes Poisoning Colorado… read more

Why Are Popular Electronic Products Causing Burn Injuries and Deaths?

There have been multiple instances over the past year where consumer electronics have randomly burst into flames. For example, a pair of headphones caught fire on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The passenger suffered burns to her face. Last month, two children died in house fires sparked by hoverboards. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… read more

Why Should Parents Check Children’s Products for Recalls?

Defective children’s products may cause fatal and nonfatal injuries. Products that include toys, strollers and playground equipment can safety defects. Manufacturers may recall these products after receiving reports of injuries from consumers. A recent example is currently being widely reported on by major media outlets. Little Tikes recently recalled 540,000 of its 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure… read more

Did You Know About this Hidden Electric Car Danger?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released new guidelines for electronic and hybrid cars weighing under 10,000 pounds. NHTSA guidelines will require these cars to make audible sounds while travelling at speeds up to 18.6 miles per hour. After reaching 18.6 miles per hour, vehicles produce sounds caused by tires and wind noise.… read more