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Another Takata Airbag Recall

Consumer Reports writes that Takata's airbag problem makes for the largest recall in U.S. history - and the latest news is another more than three million defective inflators in roughly 40 million cars affecting 2009, 2010, and 2013 models of various brands.

Los Angeles Attorneys David Lira and Tom Girardi Win Consumer Attorneys of the Year in 2017

"If she had a three-point seat belt, she would have survived like the other family members."

Uber's Self-Driving Volvo Runs Red Light in San Francisco

The California DMV insists that tech powerhouse Uber obtain special permits to operate its self-driving cars, and has threatened legal action if Uber fails to comply, according to a recent ABC News report.

New Does Not Always Mean Improved: The Problem with Jeep's Electronic Shifter

On Sunday, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin lost his life when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down the driveway and pinned him against his security gate. "[Anton's] death," writes Jeff Guo for the Washington Post, "raised the fear of anyone who's ever parked on a steep incline and worried if the brakes would hold."

Ferrari Is Latest Automaker to Recall Cars over Defective Takata Airbags

The Takata airbag problem caused "the biggest recall in US history," according to Business Insider, with seemingly every major brand forced to recall vehicles (look to the bottom of this post to see the list). All told, a staggering 30 million vehicles have been recalled.

Plaintiff awarded $73 M in lawsuit over dangerous vaginal mesh

Imagine being forced to live with a dangerous and defective product that you could not dispose of and couldn't even stop interacting with. This is effectively the fate of countless Americans who are implanted with a defective medical device. Not only can these dangerous devices cause serious and permanent health problems, but removing them from the body can require multiple surgeries - if they can be removed at all.

Defective kids' products: Grumpy Cat toys pose choking risk

One of the most common defects among children's toys is that they pose a choking hazard. As parents know, young children can put foreign objects in their mouths in the blink of an eye, and toy manufacturers and retailers are legally obliged to follow regulations meant to prevent dangerous toys from getting into the hands of children.

There's an app for that: FDA sets new regulations on medical apps

With the smartphone generation upon us, it seems like there’s an app for everything. From easy ordering at your local pizza place to turning on your alarm system even though you’re miles away, mobile-software companies seem to have found a solution for just about all of society’s woes.

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