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Consumer Protection

We help you stay on top of the latest consumer protection updates and warnings. Our site shares up-to-date information about consumer product warnings and FDA alerts.

Knowledge and Awareness are Power

Our goal is to keep you informed about products on the market that put you at risk. There is no reason why consumers should be unaware of the dangers posed by household goods and consumer products until they are injured.

We provide information about the risks consumers face and we help you determine whether or not legal action is appropriate if you or a loved one is injured by a product.

If a product caused you injury or harm, you have a right to understand your legal options and take action.

Automotive Concerns Regarding GM

GM Recall

GM recently issued a second recall for more than 40,000 of its vehicles including:

  • Sierras
  • Silverado
  • Suburbans
  • Tahoes
  • Yukons

A previous recall for these vehicles was thought to have taken care of the problem, but now GM has found the software might not have provided a complete update.

Top Consumer Concerns Include:

Diagnostic Test Disables Airbags and Seatbelts during Crash

The problem is with airbags and seatbelts in the affected vehicles and as of now, GM cannot guarantee the safety devices will work properly. There are concerns certain driving condition could cause the airbag sensing and diagnostic module software to activate a diagnostic test, which would prevent airbags and seatbelt pretensioners from functioning as intended during a crash.

Should either of these safety features fail to activate in the event of a crash, both driver and passengers are at serious risk – a risk that could involve fatal consequences.

Takata Airbag Recall

GM is far from being the only company putting consumers at risk.

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an alert concerning 50 different models of vehicles from 10 different manufacturers concerning the airbags in the Takata vehicles.

There were nearly 8 million vehicles with models years from 2000 to 2011 affected, and at least four people died and dozens were injured because of the defective airbags. It was not until 2013 that Takata officially alerted the public to the problem.

Numerous recalls occurred over the course of the next year and according to information provided by Takata to the NHTSA, ammonium nitrate stored in the airbags and used for inflation led to instability, which could result in the airbag bursting and causing plastic and metal to harm drivers and passengers.

Corporate Secrecy Puts Consumers at Risk

GM and Takata are not the only company with dangerous products on the market. And to make matters worse, many of these companies have gone out of their way to keep this important safety information from consumers.

For decades, car manufacturers and other companies have taken shortcuts, avoided tests, and circumvented safety protocols in an effort to increase profits and protect their reputations.

In one instance, GM was investigated by the US government and found guilty of hiding information about faulty ignition systems in the company’s vehicles. More than 100 people were killed between the time GM became aware of the ignition problem and the time a recall was issued concerning the affected vehicles.

You and Your Loved Ones are at Risk

As much as we want to trust manufacturers and companies that provide us with products, time and again they’ve proven they are willing to put profits above consumer safety. We believe you have a right to know when you are at risk – and to take legal action should the unthinkable occur.

 

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