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April 2014 Archives

Sens. call on NHTSA to take definitive action on massive GM recall

For the past few months, our blog has been closely following the recall of 2.6 million cars initiated by General Motors for a faulty ignition switch that has been definitively linked to at least 31 motor vehicle accidents and 13 confirmed traffic deaths.

1 dies and 1 suffers serious injuries in California boat accident

A friendly boat race to kick off a northern California yacht club's annual "Beer Can" races turned into a tragedy on April 16. A 42-foot sailboat crashed into a channel buoy, causing the mast to break off. One of the boat's passengers died and another suffered serious injuries.

Defective activity tracking bracelets trigger user complaints

The company behind a new line of digital health monitoring devices could be facing litigation after a score of complaints from customers who developed rashes and blisters after wearing them. The Fitbit Force is an electronic bracelet embedded with software that captures data about the wearer and can be synced with a computer for tracking purposes.

Cause of California truck accident still unknown

Most everyone in California -- and the rest of the country -- has heard about the tragic accident that occurred between a charter bus and a FedEx truck on a busy Interstate highway. Agencies investigating the truck accident are still attempting to figure out exactly what happened, including why the driver of the FedEx truck veered into oncoming traffic. Statements from witnesses failed to shed any definitive light on the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Release button recall now covers over 5 million car seats

Back in February, our blog discussed how millions of parents across the nation were understandably perplexed following the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the children's product manufacturer Graco was voluntarily recalling 3.7 million car seats.

Chrysler issues massive SUV recall over brake booster defect

General Motors once again grabbed headlines after its CEO Mary Barra was called to testify before the House Oversight and Investigations panel earlier this week. Here, Barra was subjected to rigorous questioning from lawmakers regarding the more than two million cars the auto giant has recalled for a faulty ignition switch that has now been linked to over 12 traffic fatalities.

California resident dies from brain injuries suffered in accident

Police are searching for a vehicle and its driver who was apparently involved in the death of a California resident. The vehicle is described as a sports coupe, silver in color and operated by a man. The victim is said to have suffered serious brain injuries that led to her death.

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