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, an accident that happened on the southbound lanes of the Highway 101 has been reported. The accident may have happened when the driver of the 2006 Toyota Solara allowed the vehicle to run off the highway and into a tree after he attempted to avoid hitting a tarp in the road.
The accident caused the passenger to have his arm severed from the rest of his body as a result of the impact.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the passenger was rushed to the hospital at once and the driver sustained minor injuries. Click here for the full article.
Multiple news agencies have reported that the California Highway Patrol issued a release concerning an accident that unfortunately claimed the lives of a rider and his passenger.
The motorcycle involved in the two-vehicle crash reportedly crashed into a Toyota Corolla while traveling on the southbound lanes of the San Juan Avenue at Palm Avenue, where the Toyota Corolla was turning onto. As a result of the impact, the rider and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The rider and his passenger were declared dead at the scene.
The whole article and more info can be found here.
A motorcyclist was killed in an accident that happened on the State Route 74, reports show.
According to official memos released by the California Highway Patrol, the motorcyclists reportedly lost control of his bike while traveling on the Route 74, causing him to veer into the opposing traffic while attempting to go around a bend. The motorcycle and a Ford SUV ended up colliding, which caused the rider to be thrown 400-foot down an embankment off the road.
The authorities arrived at the scene and attempted to save the man by quickly sending him to the hospital. According to the reports, the man was declared dead at the scene.
The entire article and more details on this story can be found here.
According to a recent article, Carter’s issued a recall announcement concerning all units of one-piece clothing pieces designed for infants in order to prevent choking incidents.
The company decided to recall these products after it was noted that the pulls in the products that come with a zipper could come loose. If the pull is placed in the baby’s mouth, he or she could choke. To prevent choking incidents, consumers with the recalled products are being asked to keep their children from wearing these products.
The full recall announcement can be found here.
News sources have indicated that, recently, multiple units of CE Tech 1,000 ft. Riser Cable have been recalled after the company noted that the product failed to meet fire resistance standards.
Since these products could pose a fire risk to users, the company decided to issue this recall promptly with the help of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Over 11,000 units of the cables were affected by the recall. Units that could pose a fire risk to users were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide between January and February of 2013.
For the full article and more details on this recall and how to have the issue eradicated, click here to learn more.
Multiple media outlets have reported that at least four people suffered life-threatening injuries in an accident that happened Saturday night.
The collision reportedly happened when the 24-year-old driver of a pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection, causing his vehicle to collide with another car. Three passengers in the second car were fatally injured in the collision while one passenger in the pickup truck was also fatally injured.
Both drivers survived.
To learn more about this tragic accident, follow this link to read the full article.
The California Highway Patrol has stated that in Martinez, one person was injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
The accident happened on the eastbound lanes of the Highway 4 and caused the truck to overturn as a result. When the authorities arrived at the scene, the truck was resting on its rooftop. Another vehicle had been sent off the road onto an embankment. The causes behind this accident were not immediately discussed.
You can click here to learn more about this terrible accident and what the authorities are saying about it.
A recent recall linked to frozen Farm Rich products has been expanded in order to address the issue linked to an outbreak of e. coli-related illnesses.
The company decided to extend the recall to a series of other frozen products to prevent any further outbreaks and keep consumers healthy and safe. The company issued the previous recall after 24 cases of e. coli cases were linked to Farm Rich products. About 15 states have been affected by this outbreak.
The company urged consumers with the recalled products to return them to the place of purchase as soon as possible. You may read more on this story by following this link.
According to a recent report issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the SuperCube 2000 Powered Subwoofers have been recalled by Definitive Technology after two complaints were reported to the company.
The federal agency has indicated that consumers suffered electrical shocks while handling the product, and, in order to prevent any further issues, the company decided to issue this recall immediately.
Affected products come with the serial number “0912HB”. If you believe you or a loved one has been affected by this particular recall, follow this link to read more and learn about how you should proceed to have your unit replaced.
The California Highway Patrol has reported that a 52-year-old driver was killed in an accident that involved two motorcycles and a vehicle.
The accident happened when two motorcyclists split lanes while traveling on the southbound lanes of the I-15. One of the motorcyclists ended up rear-ending the vehicle traveling ahead, which caused him to be ejected from his bike. The second motorcyclists tried to stop his vehicle and avoid hitting the man, however, he was incapable of stopping the bike in time. He ended up running over the downed motorcyclist, who sustained life-threatening injuries as a result.
The accident is being investigated. For the full article, follow this link.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the news, is carrying on with a federal investigation into 2004 through 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and 2007 through 2009 Saturn Aura.
More than a million vehicles could be added to a 2009 GM recall if the investigation finds these vehicles to be equipped with faulty brake lights, which may not be illuminated once the pedals are pressed. After the federal agency received 97 complaints related to these vehicles, the agency decided to begin this investigation in order to identify the issue. In 2009, GM issued are call for 8,000 Pontiac G6 cars and back in February, the agency stated that over 550,000 units of 2005 through 2009 G6s were added to the recall after further investigation.
For the full article covering this recall, follow this link to read more.
Legislators in West Virginia are worried that Google Glasses could pose a serious risk to drivers in the near future and are introducing a bill that would add Google Glass to the list of devices to be prohibited from use by drivers who are behind the wheel.
According to recent articles, the device is to be released soon. A lawmaker in WV has rushed to introduce this amendment that would keep drivers from using the device, since it may reportedly increase the risk of distractions.
To learn more about this story, follow this link for the full article.
The California Highway Patrol has reported that a man from Oroville was involved in an accident that happened on Monday.
The man may have been distracted by a window that seemed open while traveling on the southbound lanes of the Highway 99. According to the authorities, he allowed the vehicle to go onto the gravel as soon as he looked over his shoulder to check on the window. The vehicle ended up rolling over as the driver attempted to bring it back onto the roadway.
Although traffic was backed up for some time after the accident, no injuries were reported. This was a single-vehicle accident.
For the full article and more details on this story, click here for the full report.
A manufacturing defect that may have affected the fabric has led to a recall of 17 percent of all yoga workout pants sold in Lululemon’s stores.
The reports show that these products are being pulled off the shelves after the company decided the level of sheerness was too high, which is considered unacceptable. Although this product does not pose and injury risks, the company decided to recall all affected units. According to the articles, the company hopes that consumers are aware that they are only concerned about what’s best for consumers everywhere and that’s why they are working to maintain quality and avoid potential issues concerning defective products.
The full article and more details can be found here.
In Tennessee, officers found a different way to crack down on distracted drivers: they are driving high trucks that allow them to see what you’re doing behind the wheel.
Tennessee state troopers are driving “No Zone” 18-wheelers while on highways in order to look for drivers who are not wearing their seat belts or who are distracted with their phones while operating a vehicle.
According to the news, they do not pull the distracted driver over, but rather contact other officers to warn them about motorists spotted texting. Officers say this program is part of an intensive distracted driving crackdown that is being carried out by state troopers.
For more on this story, click here for the full article.
Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for all units of certain valves used in catheterization procedures, reports show.
According to a recent report, Vascular Solutions Zerusa Ltd. issued a recall for all units of the Guardian® II and Guardian II NC hemostasis valves. These devices could pose an increased risk of air leakage, which could occur while in use, leading to an air embolism. If this occurs, patients could be exposed to a serious injury risk or even death risk.
Affected products can be identified by the model numbers that include 8210, 8211, 8215, 8216, 8241, 8242, 8244, 8272 and 8274. These devices were distributed between February of 2012 and February of 2013. Consumers affected by this recall should contact the company as soon as possible.
For the full recall announcement and more details on this particular recall, click here to read more.
Multiple news agencies have reported that a driver was killed when the Toyota pickup she was operating traveled off the northbound lanes of the Highway 101 near the Marin-Sonoma border, where it ended up overturning and crashing into a ditch off the road.
The fatal accident was reported by one of the passengers who suffered major injuries. Four people were occupying the vehicle at the time of the accident. One person was killed while three others were seriously injured as a result of the accident.
The California Highway Patrol is now investigating this accident.
For the full article and more details on this story, click here for the full report.