Monthly Archives: October 2010

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.

Which Smoke Alarm Can Save Your Life?

The kind of smoke alarm you have in your home may not provide adequate warning during a fire. That’s right, if you have the kind of detection that most U.S. homes have, an ionization-type, you are at risk of dying in your own home without the alarm ever sounding. This doesn’t seem possible, does it?… Read More

Debunking the Myths of lawsuit crisis.

Drug, oil, and insurance companies have spent millions of dollars to generate myths about how lawsuits are out of control and responsible for all of America’s ills.