Millions of Graco car seats are being recalled after concerns from the federal safety regulators about their safety in an emergency. A Los Angeles toddler died in a car fire after the buckle on her Graco car seat got stuck and her mother was unable to remov her from the seat.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation has led Graco Children’s Products to recall 3.8 million car seats.
According to a letter sent to Graco by the safety agency, the car seat investigation “revealed numerous instances where the harness buckle was difficult or impossible for consumers to unlatch.”
The Los Angeles toddler that died, two-year-old Leiana Ramirez, was killed in a car fire on the Arroyo Seco Parkway in Highland Park while in a Graco Nautilus car seat. Leiana’s mother tried to remove her from the burning car, as did a bystander who was later hospitalized, but were unable to remove her in time.
According to the agency’s website, a faulty Graco buckle can make it “difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.”
Graco is sending replacement buckles to owners who registered their car seats. Those who did not register but want a replacement can call their hotline at 800-345-4109.
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Source: NBC Los Angeles
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The federal government has issued a warning to Chrysler and Chrysler car owners that certain models have defective properties that make them incredibly dangerous; however, the carmaker is declining to officially recall the models.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked Chrysler to recall 2.7 million Jeep vehicles. The 1993-2004 Grand Cherokee models and the 2002-2007 Liberty models are all at risk to cause deadly fires.
At this point, fifty-one people have died in these models after being rear-ended and then trapped in a burning vehicle. These specific cars have fuel tanks that are behind the rear axle; and a collision from behind can cause a leak in the tank, which then creates a fire that quickly engulfs the Jeeps.
NHTSA has confronted Chrysler with the problem, but the company has not complied with establishing a recall or a solution. It has until June 18 to issue a formal response to NHTSA explaining why it will not recall the vehicles.
Chrysler stands by its models, claiming that safety is a top priority when manufacturing each vehicle. According to its CEO, Sergio Machionne, “[Chrysler] stands behind the quality of its vehicles.” The company supposedly rejects the recall because the dangers of any rear-end collision are high, and its Jeeps are not to blame specifically for the fatalities.
Though the millions of Jeeps that are under question passed original safety standards, NHTSA does not feel that that is enough to ignore an overlooked defect that it causing dozens of deaths. NHTSA has not provided a way to fix the issue at this point; however, alerting drivers of the dangers and getting the vehicles off of the road officially is a good first step.
Whether you have been injured in an accident due to a defect or something else, contact a Los Angeles accident attorney. A lawyer can assist you in finding negligence, filing claims and can award to you the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered.
Miranda Kerr has to deal with wearing a neck brace for the next few weeks after she was injured in a car accident.
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The Australian model was photographed running daily errands in the City of Los Angeles a few days ago with her new accessory. Her publicist finally revealed to the public that she was involved in the accident in California.
Kerr was quickly taken to the hospital after the incident for an MRI scan. She was then forced to wear a brace. Her spokeswoman, Annie Kelly, told Australia’s 9 News, “She is in a lot of pain but really we are just glad that it was not more serious.”
Specific details on the cause of the accident have not been informed to the public yet.
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Chrysler is being forced to recall over 250,000 of their pickup trucks and SUV’s. The reason these vehicles is being recalled is because the rear differential could end up failing. Obviously this can cause problems for the driver. A driver can end up losing control of the vehicle and get involved into an accident. The Highway Traffic Administration announced the recall on their website this past Thursday.
Surprisingly, Chrysler had a recall on these products last fall. The recall involved the same problems, only this time; it involves 6 times more vehicles.
The new recall covers the 2009-12 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota as well as the 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango.
In the past, Chrysler recalled about 44,300 2009-10 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota vehicles. Chrysler began receiving many complaints and after further investigation has decided to recall these vehicles.
So far Chrysler has reported 15 accidents that involve this situation. They have not disclosed whether or not there were injuries in the accident.
The automaker said in its new report that it knew of 15 accidents, but the report was not clear about whether there were injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident due to a recall, it is necessary that you contact a recall attorney. A recall attorney will fight for you and make sure that you are compensated for the pain that has been brought upon you. Your compensation could include car replacement, payment for medical bills, paid time off work and more. But, you must act now. For more information or a free consultation on your case please contact an Accident Attorney.
Ichiro Suzuki was recently in a car accident but luckily avoided any serious injuries. His Land Rover was completely totaled by another vehicle after one of his games. The accident occurred after a game at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and West Kennedy Boulevard.
After yesterday’s batting practice, Ichiro said he was not affected physically from the accident. He had no feelings of soreness or whiplash, luckily.
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“Not at all, I almost want my body to feel something, but my body didn’t react. I guess you can say that you are going to have to do a lot worse for me to get hurt,” says Ichiro.
The accident involved three vehicles in which his Land Rover’s airbag was forced to go off.
He says, “I had the green light and entered the intersection. The car turned left and was turning into me,’’ Ichiro said. “I slammed on the brakes and couldn’t do anything about it.’’
Fortunately for Ichiro and the Yankees, he is not hurt and will continue the season.
Have you been involved in an accident and been injured? If you have you must contact an accident attorney. Not everyone gets as lucky as Ichiro. An accident attorney will make sure that you are compensated for any pain and suffering that you have been put through. For more information on what to do please visit an accident attorney for a free consultation.
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On Friday, Police began to investigate an accident that ended up killing a school bus driver. The school bus driver died near an elementary school, according to officials. Juan Jose Espinoza, 38, was riding his motorcycle to work at Angela Gerusa Leal Elementary School. According to the police the accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m.
Unfortunately, a car hit his motorcycle and he was pronounced dead shortly after his vehicle was hit. Because there is still an investigation at hand, the police are not offering the name of the car driver. The driver of the automobile was 21 years of age. He was taken, treated, and releases at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.
Espinoza was riding a Harley Davidson and the other driver was in a 2004 Harley Ford Mustang, according to the police. Espinoza was on his way to work to drive the school’s baseball team to a tournament. Espinoza was loved and cared for and counselors were called to help people cope with the death.
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Hyundai is adding about 6,100 to a recall. The recall specifically involves the Veloster Hatchbacks, again. The reason they are
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being recalled is because of faulty sun roofs. The sunroofs can shatter and fall on the driver and passengers while in the vehicles. In December, Hyundai announced that they would begin a recall on 13,500, 2012 Velosters for the same problems. Hyundai is currently claiming that sunroof assembly may be shattering because of problems with installations at the factory. The manufacturer has informed that at least five people have suffered injuries due to the Veloster’s sunroof shattering. Fortunately, there have been no crashes recorded involving the sunroof.
The problem was discovered in October. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation after receiving numerous complaints from drivers. These complaints also include Hyundai’s sister company, Kia.
It is Hyundai’s plan to begin informing owners. The dealers will be inspecting sunroofs and replacing them, free of charge. The recall is set to begin next month. For more information, or if you have any questions, you may contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151 or contact your local Hyundai dealership.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sunroof’s integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin in March. Owners may contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151.
Though recall accidents can be uncommon it is necessary to take precaution. These types of accident can cause serious injury and financial stress to you and your family. If you have been injured in an accident due to a faulty product, it is necessary to seek legal assistance. For more information or a free consultation, please visit a recall attorney.
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The U.S. Coast Guard is now beginning to investigate in a recent boating accident that happened in the bay area. The high speed accident took place this past weekend. The accident was between a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22 Foot Motorboat, according to the police. The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Saturday near the San Francisco Bay. The Investigators are still determining what caused the accident and who is at fault for it.
Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said the motorboat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the MS San Francisco, which was about 10 minutes into its 30-minute trip from Sausalito to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
The ferry was taken out of service so an investigation could take place, then put back in service on Sunday, Currie said. The crew members of the boats and the ships will all be drug tested and place under administrative leave.
Boating accident s may not be as common as auto accidents but when they do occur they can cause serious injury. If you or a loved one have been involved in a boating and have been injured, it is necessary to seek legal assistance. These types of injuries can cause a great amount of financial and emotional stress to your family. The Accident Attorney’s Group will make sure that you are compensated for the financial pain that has been brought upon you. For more information or for a free consultation on your case, please visit a boating accident lawyer.
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Police are currently investigated a horrible accident that occurred in Indonesia involving a container truck. The truck slammed into multiple vehicles and left many injured and left several injured. The total outcome was 16 people dead and injured many other passengers and pedestrians.
Police spokesman Col. Martinus Sitompul claimed that the accident happened in the city of Sukabumi. Sukabumi is said to be a town with abundant hills, which is located in the West Java province. Police are also saying that the driver lost control because of a failure of his brakes. When the truck lost control, it hit a minivan and more than a dozen of motorcyclists near a factory. It crossed a road and hit another number of cars until it stopped after slamming unto many houses.
At least 16 bodies were recovered and more than 10 injured people were taken to a nearby hospital.
Most of the victims were on their way to work at nearby hospitals and factories.
Because of Indonesia’s unsafe roads conditions hundreds of people die in these accidents every day.
If you or a loved one has a victim of a horrendous accident like this, it is necessary to seek legal advice. An accident attorney will make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. For more information or for a free consultation on your case please do not hesitate to call the Truck Accident Lawyer. An experienced lawyer will make sure you are compensated for your pain and suffering.
A Packaged meat company in the United States is being forced to recall their pork sausage products. The Smithfield Packing Company is recalling about 38, 000 pounds of there inventory. The reason for the recall is because it may contain different fragments of plastic. The plastic in the meat will most likely be fragments of plastic gloves. The announcement was just made this Thursday after the U.S. Food Safety Inspection found the plastic fragments.
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These sausages were sold in a total of 11 states. They were also sold I the District of Columbia. The recalled products are sold in 1 pound packages. Specifically, they are a Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll. The packages affected have a use by date of March 12, 2013. Each package has a case code of 78533109741. They bear the establishment number Est. 221-A inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.
The company found out about the problems when 2 customers filed a complaint with the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Fortunately there have been no complaints of injuries. The products were distributed in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
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