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Product Liability Blog

Despite Link to Cancer, Companies Continued to Sell Talcum Powder Products

For many years, talcum powder has been marketed as a feminine hygiene product that can keep women dry and comfortable throughout the day. However, many women may not have known that using talcum powder for feminine hygiene increased their risk of developing… Read More

GM Petitions the NHTSA to Delay Takata Airbag Recall for One Year

General Motors (GM) petitioned regulators on Sept. 2 asking for a one-year delay on the recall of 980,000 trucks and SUVs with Takata airbags. The joint consent order between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Takata allows… Read More

New Airbag Defect Recall from Fiat Chrysler Affects Millions of Vehicles

Last week, Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.9 million vehicles around the world because of an airbag defect that has been tied to three deaths and five injuries. Fiat Chrysler is attempting to resolve a defect that could prevent airbags from deploying… Read More

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Emissions Scandal

A Volkswagen (VW) engineer recently pled guilty to wire fraud, violating the Clean Air Act and conspiracy to defraud the government for his role in Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. The engineer admitted to taking part in VW’s “clean diesel” program,… Read More

Truck Carrying Takata Airbag Parts Explodes after Crash, Killing One

On Aug. 22, a truck transporting Takata airbag parts crashed and exploded near Quemado, Texas, killing one person and injuring four others. The crash caused the airbag propellant in the trailer to ignite, triggering a massive explosion that destroyed… Read More

New Urgent Takata Airbag Warning Issued by NHTSA

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a subset of high-risk Honda and Acura vehicles has been identified as having an increased risk of a dangerous air bag rupture. The agency is urging vehicle owners to have unrepaired… Read More

Keyless Ignition Systems Pose Hidden Dangers

Keyless ignition is a common feature of newer automobiles, but this convenient feature could be putting you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, or even death. Since 2009, at least 19 people have died due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning resulting… Read More

Arlington Family Sues Takata, Honda

An Arlington family has filed a lawsuit against Takata Corp., Honda and a local Vandergriff car dealership after their daughter was seriously injured by an exploding Takata airbag in 2014. The lawsuit states that the 17-year-old girl received a 2001… Read More

Largest U.S. Auto Recall Continues to Grow

A new recall order is greatly expanding the Takata airbag recall, already the largest auto safety recall in the history of the U.S. As many as 40 million defective Takata airbags are expected to be added. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More

Texas Teen Killed by Takata Airbag

A Texas teen was killed on March 31 when a Takata airbag in her vehicle ruptured during a minor car accident. This recent death brings the total number of people killed by faulty Takata airbags to 11. The 17-year-old victim was driving a 2002 Honda Civic… Read More