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Another Expansion for Takata Airbag Recall

January 29, 2016

Officials with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced an expansion of what is already the largest automotive recall in history, adding some 5 million...


2015 Ends with Five Deaths from Construction Falls in Four Weeks

January 29, 2016

In December, 46-year-old Chris Wayne Hulsey died of injuries sustained in a 16-foot fall from storage tanks he was working on in Cleveland, Georgia. His death marked the fifth similar loss in just...


Safety Officials Warn of Risks of Button Batteries after Toddler's Death

January 27, 2016

An unimaginable Christmastime tragedy is prompting warnings of the dangers?of button-shaped batteries found in many popular toys and electronics. On December 26, two-year-old Brianna Florer...


Overdose Risk Prompts Recall of Two Children's Cough Syrups

January 27, 2016

Smack in the middle of the common cold and flu season, Michigan-based healthcare product maker Perrigo has issued a voluntary recall?of two of its children's cough syrups. Officials warn that some...


CPSC Chairman Issues Warning on Safety of Hoverboards After Multiple Fires

December 23, 2015

Product safety officials have received multiple complaints of hoverboards catching fire. Topping the holiday gift wish list of many youth this year is the much-envied hoverboard. If a child or...


Family of Teen Missing at Sea Prompts New Boater Safety Legislation

December 18, 2015

Emergency locator devices like these are credited with saving more than 37,000 lives. In the wake of the disappearance of two Florida teenagers who went missing at sea in July, the family of one...


Power Brake Issue Prompts Recall of 92,000 Volkswagen Cars

December 4, 2015

Volkswagen has recalled 92,000 cars in the US. A potentially dangerous issue with the power brake system has prompted Berlin-based Volkswagen to recall upward of 92,000 vehicles in the United...


NHTSA Reverses Stance on School Bus Seatbelts

December 1, 2015

Only six states require seatbelts on school buses. Florida is one of them. Georgia is not. For years, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's stance against mandating...


Drop in Gas Prices Could Boost Thanksgiving Travel Risks

November 20, 2015

The risk of auto accidents is high during the Thanksgiving holiday and this year is expected to be particularly busy. There's good news and bad news for travelers this Thanksgiving. For the...


Might Your Behind-the-Wheel Behavior Contribute to Road Rage?

November 11, 2015

Aggressive driving is to blame in 66 percent of accident fatalities, statistics show. Road rage and aggressive driving are among the top causes of car crashes and are likely to have fatal...