Unsafe Products & Machines

The Dangers of e-Cigarettes

April 7, 2016

A recent article out of the Times Record News highlights the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes, and that the Wichita Falls- Wichita County Public Health District wants residents to be aware of emerging research regarding the connection between a common chemical used in e-liquid for vaping and e-cigarettes and an incurable disease known as “Popcorn Lung.”…

$502 Million Verdict in DePuy Hip Implant Case

March 31, 2016

A jury in Texas recently awarded a $502 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a case involving their defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implant device. This news came after 37 days of testimony from both sides and input from expert witnesses. An article out of The Expert Institute reported on the recent jury decision. This…

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

December 17, 2015

Although e-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, a new study from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests otherwise. The research links e-cigarette use with an increased risk of developing a serious and incurable respiratory disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. This incurable disease is commonly known as…

General Motors Recall Due to Faulty Ignition Switches

March 19, 2014

KFDX News Channel Three has recently reported on the massive automobile recall being conducted by General Motors. According to General Motors’ website, the recalled models need to have their faulty ignition switches corrected. This defective ignition switch may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ position. If this occurs when you…

Graco Car Seat Recall Due to Faulty Harness Buckle

February 14, 2014

Graco has recently issued a press release which is announcing their voluntary recall of nearly 3.7 million car seats and booster seats. KFDX News Channel Three recently reported on the faulty buckles that may trap children in car seats. Apparently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received numerous complaints that parents had to use excessive force…

Consumer Product Safety Commission Becomes Active

August 19, 2010

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.” [from the agency’s website.] Lately, the agency has become quite vigilant in requiring the recall of millions of units of products actually or potentially causing…