U.S. Inquiries Over Automobile Safety Dragging On

Last year, owners of about 16.2 million cars and trucks received letters saying their vehicles had safety problems and were being recalled. But millions more were left in recall limbo because some of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigations into possible safety problems have been taking years longer than the agency’s self-imposed goal. Consequently,…

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Patrick Juneau, BP Claims Chief, Says $332 Million Payout Approved For Thousands In Florida

The administrator of a class-action settlement between petroleum giant BP and oil spill claimants said Tuesday that more than 34,000 Florida businesses and individuals so far have been approved to receive $332 million. Patrick Juneau was in Tallahassee to meet with state officials and spread the word about the settlement. He appeared before a Florida…

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NHTSA Announces More Than 17.8 Million Products Recalled in 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that manufacturers filed more than 650 safety recalls, affecting over 17.8 million vehicles, child seats and vehicle equipment, during calendar year 2012. The nation’s top auto regulatory agency played a significant role by itself influencing the recall of more than 9 million vehicles…

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In Home Danger: CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets More than 400 deaths estimated over a five-year period

The danger of drowning for young children is ever present in and around the home. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years-old and it takes only a few inches of water for a young child to drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents…

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3 More Children Die In Hot Cars – 11 In August And A Total Of 26 This Year

Three more children have died of heat stroke after being unknowingly left in hot cars from Aug. 22-25, reports KidsAndCars.org, the leading national nonprofit child safety organization working to prevent injuries and deaths of children in and around motor vehicles. Eleven children in seven states have now died in just the month of August, bringing…

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