Safety Alerts

Airbag Recall Widens to 34 Million Cars as Takata Admits Defects

“For more than a decade, the Japanese company Takata, one of the largest suppliers of airbags, denied that its products were defective even as motorists were killed by exploding airbags and automakers around the world recalled millions of cars equipped with its products.” Read the …

G.M. Ignition Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

A New York Times investigation into NHTSA practices has revealed a deadly defect in General Motors vehicles that G.M. has brushed aside for over a decade. The defect, which causes vehicles to suddenly turn off while being driven, has caused at least 13 deaths and …

Injury Prevention – Cribs, bassinets, playpens, more

Poorly designed cribs, bassinets, and playpens can be hazardous to infants and children. A study in the March issue of Pediatrics found that 181,650 children under the age of 2 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that involved cribs, bassinets and playpens.