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October 2014 Archives

Airbags recalled in potentially 7.78 million vehicles

Products liability law is intended to help keep consumers safe from defective and dangerous products. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released recall warning information the government agency declared was urgent, also noting that fixing the recalled products was "essential to personal safety." The recalled products include defective airbags in 7.78 million potentially impacted vehicles. The airbags pose an urgent threat to front seat passengers, according to the NHTSA.

Class action targets Caterpillar over product design defects

Minnesota is among 18 states represented in a recent class action lawsuit against the Caterpillar construction equipment company. The lawsuit alleges product design defects in some Caterpillar diesels that caused the plaintiffs to suffer financially. No fewer than 16 engine-related lawsuits against the company have preceded this one.

Danger of consumer injury leads to new motor vehicle recalls

Automobile recalls are affecting people in Hennepin County and all over the world. So many people rely on their vehicles and place their trust in various motor car companies that the last thing they expect to happen is for a manufacturing defect or design defect to place their lives and the lives of their loved ones in jeopardy. But it's becoming a daily routine that there are new recalls due to mistakes made because of poorly designed vehicles.

Design defect in Ford vehicle air bags sparks recall

Given the number of people who use their vehicles on a daily basis in Hennepin, a car recall due to a design defect can affect many lives. If there was an accident as a result of car parts or poorly crafted equipment, it's important to know why it happened and how it can be rectified. In many instances, those who suffered serious injury due to a mistake in manufacturing don't know about it until it's too late.