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Category Archives: Defective Products

GM Recalls Over 57,000 Chevrolet Impalas for Power Steering Defect

On July 23, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall by General Motors LLC (GM) of 57,242 vehicles for a power-steering defect that can increase the risk of a crash in the affected cars. The recalled vehicles include certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Impalas manufactured between November 5, 2012, and December […]

Another GM Recall for a Different Ignition Defect

GM’s ignition-switch defect problems have been in national news for quite some time, and now the manufacturer is faced with another ignition-related defect that has prompted yet another recall. In August 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of 202,155 GM vehicles. The recall includes certain model year 2002 to 2004 […]

The Killino Firm, P.C. Helps Protect Against Injuries from Recalled Defective Products That Pose a Risk of Fire

In April 2014, Centex Homes was reported to have recalled its Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles after reported incidents of roof fires that originated in or near the roofing tiles, or panels. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cautioned consumers (for example, subcontractors who install the tiles) to stop using the panels unless otherwise instructed. […]

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Accidents

On Aug. 28, 2009, a 2009 Lexus ES 350 was involved in a devastatingly fatal crash in Santee, California after it raced over an embankment and caught fire following sudden unintended acceleration (SUA). All four passengers – a family of four – were killed as a result of this accident. The deceased include parents Mark […]

Mattel, Fisher Price Fined $2.3 Million for Lead-Contaminated Toys

Mattel, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fisher-Price, agreed to pay a $2.3 million fine for violating a federal lead paint ban. The fine follows a 2007 recall of millions of Mattel’s popular children toys that contained lead paint levels that violated federal law. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who announced the […]