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  • Hyundai Recalls Genesis Luxury Vehicles

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Oct-2013

    Texas owners of the 2009 model Hyundai Genesis should be aware of possible break issues with the vehicle. Mere hours after the U.S. government started an investigation on 40,000 Genesis cars on Oct. 21, the automobile manufacturer issued a recall. As a result of a problem with the braking system, Genesis automobiles manufactured between April 1, 2008 and March 16, 2012 may be unsafe products. ...
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  • Major Recall May Affect Toyota Customers

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Oct-2013

    Toyota owners in Texas may be interested in a recent recall. The automaker has announced that it is recalling 803,000 cars in the United States due to a problem that could cause airbags to malfunction. The affected models include the 2012 and 2013 Venza, Camry, Camry Hybrids, Avalon, and Avalon Hybrids. The recall announcement coincided with the day that the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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  • USDA Warns Chicken Plant on Salmonella

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 18-Oct-2013

    Nearly 300 people in 17 states, including five in Texas, were sickened by salmonella in raw chicken processed by three plants in California. The USDA threatened to close down the Foster Farms facilities after the company failed to respond to letters sent by the agency about the defective products. Because salmonella contamination in raw food is not illegal as it is in ground meat, the USDA had no ...
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  • Implications of Tesla Vehicle Fire

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 10-Oct-2013

    A battery for a Tesla Model S electric car exploded but caused no casualties or injuries. The vehicle was traveling at highway speed when it collided with a large metal object that had fallen off a semi trailer. This caused the object to push up into the engine compartment, piercing the quarter inch thick armor plate beneath the battery and causing the first battery fire in an electric car ever. ...
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  • Children's Sunscreen Recalled

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 2-Oct-2013

    Texas residents who buy sunscreen for children or babies should be sure that they are not using a recalled lotion produced by the W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The company produces organic and natural body care products, including sunscreen. They have recently recalled a single lot of their 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen lotion and all lots of their 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion because the company ...
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  • Texas Residents File Claim After Semi-Truck Accident

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 1-Oct-2013

    In August 2012, four residents of Harris County were traveling east through Louisiana on Interstate 10 outside of Acadia Parish when an 18-wheeler truck rear-ended their vehicle. Since then, Louisiana police have reportedly determined that the truck driver was operating his vehicle in a careless and unsafe manner. The four victims recently brought suit against the negligent truck driver and the ...
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