Multiple news sources report whenever there’s a new car safety seat check scheduled to be carried out in your region.
Reports show that these events are usually sponsored by the law enforcement agency in the region. The next event will be held at the Whitehall municipal facility and it will provide a small number of free car safety seats for parents who can afford one or have car safety seats that are unfit for use.
Safety technicians will be showing parents and caregivers how to safely install and use the devices properly in order to prevent a potential injury when the child is involved in an accident.
Drivers who are also parents are urged to participate in these events if they are able to attend.
You can follow this link to read the full article to learn more about the car safety seat feature and the free educational event.
According to the news, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently reported that Altec is recalling all units of the 2010 and 2011 AC35 and 38 cranes after the company learned that the cranes could eventually fail due to an issue with the device’s attachment brackets, which could be insufficient to maintain the jibs in place while the device is in use.
Since the jibs could fail and the device could allow for cargo to fall while it’s being lifted off the ground, bystanders could be exposed to serious injuries.
To prevent any potential incident, follow this link to read more about this particular recall announcement.
According to a series of news agencies, students are being taught how to safely avoid accidents caused by distractions with the help of an educational project that is changing the lives of teenagers in several high schools.
Distractology 101 is now touring New England. The program is sponsored by the Murphy Insurance Group. The educational project brings safety technicians to teach teens how to avoid the dangers associated with distracted driving. The program features a simulator that allows the teen to experience the difficult task of driving while distracted. Teens are encouraged to text while they are using the simulator. After participating in the experiment, most teens understand just how impairing the distractions can be
Every year, over 3,000 people are fatally injured in accidents involving drivers who are distracted. According to official reports, about 416,000 people are injured every year in accidents also caused by distracted drivers.
Campaigns like this should be carried out more often.
You can follow this link to read the full article.
Multiple news agencies have indicated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently issued a recall for a series of buses after it was noted that a failure during the assembly of the wheelchair lift could pose a fire risk to drivers and passengers.
The federal agency has stated that these vehicles were equipped with wheelchair lifts that may have been assembled with an additional pendant cable that may not clear the wheelchair lift once it’s activated, increasing the risk of uncovered or unprotected cables coming into contact with the vehicle’s power lug. This could cause a short circuit, increasing the fire risk.
Affected buses include the 2006 through 2012 Allstar buses manufactured by Starcraft.
You may want to follow this link if you would like to learn more about this recall or if you think you were affected.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently indicated that at least 7,438 units of 2008 Granrurismo and Alfa Romeo 8C, as well as 2005 through 2008 Quattroporte vehicles have been recalled.
Maserati North America, Inc. stated that the recall was issued after it was noted that the rear tie rod in these vehicles may have been assembled with insufficient anti-corrosion material. This issue could pose a crash risk since the rear tie rod may fail because the lack of anti-corrosion treatment may cause the device to become weakened. To prevent accidents, the company has stated that it will be repairing the affected vehicles for free. Affected consumers may either click here to read the official recall announcement or contact Maserati promptly to ask more details on this story.
Multiple news agencies have indicated that an accident that left an 11-year-old injured may have been caused by a distracted driver.
According to several national news sources, the 11-year-old is now recovering after she was involved in a distracted driving accident. She was crossing the street when a vehicle plowed into her unexpectedly. The driver was reportedly on the phone at the time of the accident. After the accident, the driver fled the scene.
The child was injured after her body flipped in the air before she hit the curb and slid onto the grass. The authorities are asking witnesses with any details concerning the driver who fled the scene to contact them immediately.
For more on this story, follow this link.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission along Toro Co,, of Bloomington, Minnesota has issued a recall announcement concerning all units of the Toro Z Master Riding Mowers.
The 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers could experience a fire because the idler pulley in these devices could rub against the mower’s fuel tank unexpectedly, which could pose a fire risk.
Up to six incidents have been reported. They were linked to the recalled products. According to the federal agencies, injuries were not reported. Consumers with the affected products should contact authorized dealers to have the product fully repaired for free in order to prevent any type of incidents. According to the firm, over 3,700 units of these mowers are affected. A recall associated with these products was already issued in November of 2012 but a second recall announcement was issued to expand the previous recall.
Consumers should never ignore a recall announcement especially if it’s linked to a product that you own and use regularly. Stay safe and keep your loved ones safe by clicking here to read this recall announcement and learn more about what you can do to have this issue promptly eradicated.
Multiple reports indicate that certain motorhomes are being recalled over a possible visibility issue.
According to the news agencies covering the story, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to issue this recall because the 2012 and 2013 Canyon Star models have failed to comply with federal requirements. The agency stated that because these vehicles do now come equipped with required reflectors, this issue could lead to an accident since it may not be as visible to other drivers sharing the road with the affected motorhome.
To prevent collisions, affected vehicle owners will be having reflectors installed for free. You can click here to read the full report and learn more about what you can do to have this issue promptly solved.
Multiple news agencies have reported that in April, law enforcement agencies in California were enforcing distracted driving laws in the state to promote the “Distracted Driver” campaign.
According to the news, the Newport Beach police handed out 510 citations concerning distracted driving during the month of April. Texting while driving and distracted driving laws were being enforced during the month-long crackdown. Other 225 local law enforcement agencies were also cracking down on distracted drivers. The act of becoming distracted by a phone or other devices while behind the wheel has turned into an epidemic in the country.
To prevent further accidents, officers are urging drivers to stay focused and safe by putting their phones down while behind the wheel.
To learn more about this story, follow this link for the article.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently reported that yet another Toyota vehicle has been recalled.
The latest recall concerns all units of the 2007 through 2013 FJ Cruiser, which are vehicles that could pose an accident risk to others due to the presence of certain auxiliary driving lamp kits that could eventually blind oncoming motorists because of how potent and bright the lights are.
The reports show that Toyota has indicated that the 55-watts light bulbs these kits come with are too bright and could cause a driver to become blinded by the beams, which could lead to a crash. This issue is a failure to comply with federal standards and has led to the official recall. Details concerning the announcement and what to do if you have one of the affected vehicles can be found here.
Multiple news agencies have been reporting on the driver who was ticketed for using his phone for navigation purposes.
The driver was convicted of distracted driving when he was traveling on the California 41 road when the traffic suddenly came to a halt. The problem was so bad that the vehicles were literally stopped, according to the reports. The man decided to pull his phone and open Google maps in order to find an alternative route. That’s when a California Highway Patrol gestured him to pull over.
According to the reports, the motorcycle officer had his foot on the ground before pulling the driver over due to the congested traffic. The driver ended up being ticketed for distracted driving for handling a handheld device.
The man fought the ticket and appealed after losing. According to the new, he lost the appeal as well.
Some believe that the fact that the car was stopped and that he was going to use the phone for navigation purposes should not be enough to lead to a citation. Others believe that from the moment he grabs a smartphone, he’s breaking the law.
To learn more about this story, follow this link for the full article and more details on this distracted driving case.
Multiple news agencies have indicated that the California Highway Patrol reported that an accident that happened in Santa Rosa led to the closure of the Highway 12 West and U.S. Highway 101 connector.
The authorities reported that a truck carrying dirt overturned while traveling on a connector ramp while coming from the westbound lanes of the Highway 12. No other vehicles were involved but the truck ended up overturning and blocking the road. The driver sustained minor injuries. Details concerning the causes behind the accident were not immediately reported.
You can follow this link to read more details on this story.
According to several news agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported it will be initiating a probe into several year makes of the Porsche 911 after the agency reportedly received complaints from consumers.
The reports show that at least 10 complaints concerning coolant leaks were reported. The issue could be linked to the hose fitting that may be loose or defective. If that occurs, the coolant may leak and cause a loss of rear tire traction. This issue could lead to a loss of auto control, which would ultimately result in an accident.
If the federal agency identifies an issue with the hose, this could lead to a potential recall of all units of the 2001 through 2007 Porsche 911 models.
You can click here for the full article.
Multiple news agencies have reported that the Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for all units of 15 lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection after it was noted that these products could present crystallization or precipitation while in an IV bag or IV line.
These products were distributed to patients and clinics nationwide. The solution is used to fight infections linked to specified conditions including Appendicitis, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Community Acquired Pneumonia, etc. These products could pose a serious risk to patients if there’s a crystallization of the contents. Complications could increase the risk of a potential for renal impairment, vasculitis, renal impairment or phlebitis.
The company behind these injections is now contacting all clinics and patients that have received these products.
You can follow this link to read the full recall article here.
Consumer Reports has noted that over 90,000 units of certain blood glucose meters are being recalled over a possible inaccuracy linked to the product’s incapacity of reading extremely high blood glucose levels.
According to the recall statement, the product could shut off once it identifies extremely high blood glucose levels, delaying treatment and posing a serious threat to the health of the patients.
The company LifeScan, Inc., which is a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is responsible for the manufacturing of these products. Patients or medical professionals with these products should not use these meters to avoid a potential health risk linked to the delayed treatment.
You can click here to read what consumer protection agency Consumer Reports has to say about this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that Giada De Laurentiis Ceramic 9x13 Inch Lasagna Pans are being recalled over a possible laceration hazard.
The federal agency has stated that 148,700 units of ceramic pans are affected by this recall. According to the agency, Target stores received 39 reports of incidents involving these pans, including six incidents that resulted in injuries. To prevent further injuries, the company is asking affected consumers to contact them and bring the devices to the store of purchase at once. Consumers with the recalled pans will get a full refund.
Click here for the full recall announcement.
A multiple vehicle accident happened on the 405 Freeway in Torrance, reports show.
The crash involved up to six cars that were scattered across all lanes of the road as a result of the crash. The reports indicate that the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident promptly and blocked all lanes in order to have the victims aided as quickly as possible.
Reports related to injuries were not immediately available. The authorities are now investigating. By clicking here, you can read the full article and learn more about this article.
Multiple news sources have indicated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently issued a recall for all units of the 2013 Explorer and Explorer Limited SE vans that were built on Chevy Express and GMC Savana chassis over a possible fire hazard.
The fire hazard could be linked to a potentially unsecured wiring harness that is designed to power the vehicle’s seat heating circuit system and the seat adjusters. According to the federal agency, the firm stated that the wiring harness could become severed, which could cause a short circuit.
An unexpected short circuit could pose a serious fire risk. Consumers with the affected vehicles are being urged to contact Explorer Van Company in order to have the vehicles repaired for free at authorized dealers.
You may follow this link for the full article.
Multiple news agencies have indicated that a man was injured in an accident that happened Monday.
The crash happened when the man from Murphys stopped the tractor while on a private property along Poag Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man failed to put the vehicle in park. He also failed to pull the emergency brake. As soon as he got off the tractor, his leg was caught by the wheel, which ended up dragging him down. Once he was on the ground, the vehicle rolled over his chest before it stopped. After the accident, he managed to walk to his home and ask for help.
He suffered moderate injuries as a result of the incident.
For the full article, follow this link for more details.
An accident that happened on Highway resulted in moderate injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 23-year-old woman from Aptos was rushed to the hospital after sustaining moderate injuries as a result of a two-vehicle accident. The authorities reported that the woman lost control of her vehicle right after a Volvo hit it. The Honda car she was driving ended up crashing into the center divider after it spun out of control as a result of the impact.
The lane affected by the accident was closed for some time while emergency crews extricated the woman from the wrecked vehicle.
For more on this story, follow this link.