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NTSB Seeks to Improve Tire Safety Nationwide

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on April 20, 2015

Nebraska Auto Product LiabilityThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that thousands of vehicles on U.S. roads could have old or defective tires that might cause a car accident.

The NTSB held a meeting recently to discuss solutions that will alert the public to the need to replace old or defective tires and make it easier for vehicle owners to get the information they need. Each year, about 11,000 car accidents nationwide are caused by bad tires. About 6,000 people, including hundreds in Nebraska, are injured in these crashes, which also claim about 200 lives. Read the rest »

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Honda Recalls 20,800 Lawnmowers in the United States

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on January 22, 2014

According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on January 15, Honda issued a recall of 20,800 walk-behind Honda brand lawnmowers in the U.S., along with 3,000 in Canada.

The U.S.-manufactured products were sold nationwide at Honda equipment dealers and Home Depot stores from January through December in 2013. Their purchase price was between $580 and $780.

A design defect involving the lawnmower’s blade forced Honda to issue the recall. The company received 11 similar accounts of the blade failing to arrest rotation upon release of the handlebar control level. After conducting an inspection of the affected lawnmowers, they determined that the defect posed a laceration hazard to consumers. Read the rest »

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