North Carolina residents who are looking to buy a used car from major dealerships should be aware of the large-scale Takata airbag and other vehicle safety recalls. Safety advocates reportedly found that 25 percent of vehicles at eight different CarMax locations had safety recalls that had not been taken care of.
North Carolina parents may not understand why stoves are so tempting for small children. However, they may understand just how dangerous they can be. Stove manufacturers may be liable for any injuries that a child may experience if it is not constructed in accordance with the law. A Missouri 5-year-old was awarded $35 million after he was injured by a pot containing hot water that slid off of a stove and burned him.
North Carolina residents might own some of the more than 79,000 Mazdas that the car maker is adding to its Takata airbag recall. This updates a similar one made earlier this year.
A defective auto part on commercial trucks built by Paccar has led to a product recall. The dangerous product is a faulty fuel pump connected to an ISX15 engine that was manufactured by Cummins, and some of the trucks might be on North Carolina roadways.
North Carolina motorists may be interested to learn about the supplemental restraint systems that are in their vehicles. Airbags are meant to be used in conjunction with seat belts. Drivers who rely only on airbags without securing their seat belts are not being safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consumer Affairs reported on a study out of Madrid, Spain that concludes "energy drinks are the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young, healthy individuals." In 2012, the FDA investigated five deaths in people who drank high-caffeine energy drinks. About one-third of all teenagers regularly consume energy drinks, but almost half of the caffeine overdoses in the United States occurred in teenagers. The U.S. Drug Abuse Warning Network is also concerned about the energy-drink usage of teens as the drinks have caused many teenagers to be admitted to the emergency room.