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Defective Products: Recent Safety Recalls You Should Be Aware Of

It is not uncommon for manufacturers and retailers to sell defective and dangerous products that can lead to serious injuries or even death. When manufacturers become aware of a dangerous product, they will often issue a product recall to inform owners of potential dangers. Here is a list of some recent safety recalls that you should be aware of: Polaris General has issued a recall of around 20,000 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles due to defects that can cause the steering wheel shaft to fail. When this happens, drivers can lose control and crash the vehicle, leading to potentially catastrophic injuries or even death. If you or a loved one have recently had a baby, be careful when selecting nursery equipment. PlanToys, a baby product manufacturer, recently issued a recall of hundreds of baby gyms that present a strangulation hazard due to ropes on the product. These gyms were sold nationwide…
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“Fold-a-Goal”: How the Popular Soccer Equipment Can Harm or Kill

Fold-a-Goals are a popular piece of soccer equipment throughout the United States. They are useful because they are highly portable and easy to use, but these goals can be dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has said as much. Here is everything you need to know about Fold-a-Goals and why you should exercise caution near them. They can kill. Five deaths have been associated with Fold-a-Goals since 2000. Most recently, a two-year-old Nashville girl was killed when winds knocked over a goal. These goals weigh hundreds of pounds, which is easily heavy enough to kill an adult. Young children stand no chance when these goals collapse. The goals are top and front heavy. Without counterweights or some other thing to hold them down, they tip easily, posing a risk to anyone standing in front (like, for example, a goalie). Parks and soccer leagues are aware of the risks. The…
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Tennessee Crash Victims Sue Kia, Claiming Product Defects

On December 31, 2015, young twin boys were killed in a car accident that left a mother and father hospitalized and heartbroken. The collision was caused when a tan 2008 Kia smashed into the back of the family’s minivan at a stoplight. The speedometer in the Kia was stuck at 90mph following the crash, with the damage to both vehicles suggesting that the Kia’s driver did not apply the brakes at all. Now, the family is suing Kia Motors and its parent group, Hyundai-Kia Automotive. They accused the automaker of negligence, the direct and proximate cause of the deaths of the two boys. They say that the automaker failed to discharge their duty to issue safety warnings prior to the sale of the Kia. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs believe that the company should have known that the Kia model in question had an inadequate fault detection system that…
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