Yearly Archives: 2010

Alcohol and Energy Drinks: An Unrecognized Danger

What if there was a way to feel intoxicated and wide-awake at the same time? What if a drinker could party until dawn without feeling the fatigue brought on by alcohol consumption? Would this be enticing for young drinkers? Would this help perpetuate the belief that they are ten feet tall and bulletproof? That is… Read More

Tire Safety

Tire failures, blowouts and de-treads are foreseeable and preventable events. Manufacturers know that tire treads will wear with proper use and at some point, tires will fail if not serviced properly and replaced after their intended period of use has expired. However, until very recently, consumers were provided little or no information about tire expiration.… Read More

Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration and Choking Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Chaperone Infant car seats Units: About… Read More

DePuy Replacement Implants Recalled

Two Hip Replacement Implants Recalled About 1 in 8 people with ASR components has needed corrective surgery within five years. DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has announced that it is recalling two types of hip implants because of higher-than-expected early failure rates. The recall affects the ASR XL Acetabular System, which is… Read More

Consumers pay more while insurances companies sue

By Alex Winslow, Texas Watch — In Texas we like being No. 1. Call us chauvinists or parochial or just downright proud, but when it comes to comparing us with the rest of the union, we darned sure want to be at the top of the list. Well, maybe not every time. We’ve been paying… Read More

Space Heater Safety Tips

In the fall and winter, the residential use of space heaters increases as the temperature decreases.

Toyota to Recall 1.53 Million Cars for Fluid Leak

Toyota Motor Corp.’s recall of 1.53 million cars and light trucks worldwide for a flaw linked to brake-fluid leaks boosts the company’s tally of U.S. vehicles requiring repairs to more than 5 million this year. Toyota said today it will fix 740,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 599,029 in Japan with rubber seals at risk… Read More

Fatal car crashes involving teen drivers drop

Fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years, according to a new federal report that partly credits the drop to tougher state limits on younger drivers. The number of deaths tied to these accidents fell dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008, said the Centers for… Read More

Graco Baby Strollers Recalled

Graco’s coment: “Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray.