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Lawsuit leads to massive recall of Dodge trucks

North Carolina motorists who own certain Dodge Ram models should watch out for recall notices. The manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has initiated a recall of over 1.25 million pickup trucks because of a software error that could disable side air bags or interfere with seat belt functions.

Legal issues related to getting hurt at a gym in North Carolina

If someone is not careful at the gym, they may get hurt. Dropping equipment or straining too hard are common causes of injury. However, there are also times when patrons are hurt due to faulty equipment or equipment that is not properly maintained by the gym owners.

Breast implants increase risk of extremely rare cancer

North Carolina women who are considering breast augmentation procedures may be interested to learn that there have been nine reported deaths from a rare form of cancer that has been associated with breast implants. The Food and Drug Administration stated that women who had breast implants had a low risk of developing this particular cancer, though the risk was increased when compared to women who did not have breast implants.

Nursery products and injury

According to a Nationwide Children's Hospital study, each year, over 60,000 children under the age of 3 in North Carolina and the rest of the United States visit emergency rooms due to accidents involving nursery products. That amounts to approximately one accident every eight minutes.

Educating residents about the Note 7 fire hazard

As a result of 35 cases of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 overheating and causing fires, the company recalled every Note 7 that had been sold. That is believed to be close to a million units sold worldwide. It has also stopped selling and shipping the product while it works with appropriate authorities to handle refunds and exchanges. Customers in North Carolina and elsewhere are being urged to return their phones immediately to avoid any issue with their devices.

Serious stroller and carrier injuries happen twice per hour

North Carolina parents of young children usually assume that baby strollers and child carriers are safe. However, children can be injured while riding in them, and it is actually quite common. A study has found that there are an average of two children sent to emergency rooms around the country about every hour due to injuries sustained in these devicdes.

More cars being recalled for software issues

North Carolina motorists may be interested to learn that software defects might be becoming a more common factor in automobile recalls. Research conducted by a financial advisory firm indicates that the problem could be more serious than some might think. Since cars with integrated computer systems are certainly more widespread than they were in the past, it's worth taking a closer look at the issue.

Concerns turn to unrecalled Takata airbags

North Carolina residents are likely familiar with the ongoing automobile recall involving airbag inflators. Around 20 million vehicles that were mostly from 2008 and before were recalled due to faulty airbags manufactured by the Takata company until more recalls occurred in 2016 for newer models. Fourteen automakers have issued 28.8 million recalls, and U.S. auto safety regulators are now looking at the models that have not been recalled.

Hoverboard manufacturers required to get UL certification

Self-balancing scooters, or hoverboards as they are commonly known, were a popular gift item in North Carolina during the 2015 holiday season. However, a rash of electrical fires related to the devices have caused more than $2 million in property damage and attracted the attention of regulatory agencies. Now stricter manufacturing standards will be applied to the hoverboards, and companies that do not comply may find their ability to reach the American market severely impinged.

Continental's faulty air bags in millions of cars

In North Carolina and the rest of the U.S., the faulty airbag problem has become even more widespread. Now Continental Automotive Systems is recalling between 1.5 million and two million U.S. cars out of the five million worldwide. The problem with these airbags is the control units.

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