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.
"If she had a three-point seat belt, she would have survived like the other family members."
The jury returned a $45 million verdict
This was a products liability case involving our young client, only 12 years old at the time, paralyzed in a crash because of a defective seat belt.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.