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Wal-Mart found not guilty in spare tire fatality

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury in California decided that Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was not guilty of any wrongdoing in the death of 55-year-old Lancaster resident William Akins. Akins was killed in a July 24, 2012 rollover accident on state Highway 58 when his spare tire failed. According to Akins’ lawyers, Wal-Mart […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from U.S. airline flights

South Korea-based Samsung Group’s Galaxy Note 7 devices – which are known to spontaneously combust and catch fire – are now banned from airline flights within, to, and from the United States. In a statement, Samsung said that it has “encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to passengers.” Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were […]

Samsung sued because of defective washing machines

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement on Wednesday, September 28 about “safety issues” regarding the electronic component manufacturing company Samsung Electronic Ltd.’s top-loading washing machines. The warning is coming more than a month after lawsuits were filed against the company in August because their machines are liable to explode while in use. The commission […]

Arkansas policeman sues Glock after accidentally shooting himself

Cherry Valley Police Department Officer Larry Jones filed a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit against Austrian gunmaker Glock after he accidentally injured himself with a Glock 19C pistol. According to the final scheduling order released during the third week of August, the jury trial for the case will begin on August 21, 2017 in a federal court in […]

GM’s Mary Barra speaks on defective ignition switch in deposition

The chief executive officer for Detroit-based automaker General Motors admitted to jurors at a Texas trial last Monday, August 15 that the company was not able to designate a flawed ignition switch as a safety issue. According to an article of Bloomberg Technology, the statements of Mary Barra come in relation to multiple deaths and injuries […]

Louisiana woman blames hoverboard for fire that destroyed her home

A Louisiana woman recently claimed that her son’s hoverboard was responsible for a massive fire that destroyed the family’s home. According to reports, Jessica Horne’s son received a hoverboard a few days before Thanksgiving. After using the device only once, he plugged it in so that its lithium batteries could recharge. However, while the recharging […]

New guidelines for the Food Safety Modernization Act finalized

The United States Food and Drug Administration brushed up final modifications to two new rules on Thursday, September 10 regarding mandating human and animal food companies to determine possible safety food hazards. The FDA also drew out methods to prevent or minimize the production of harmful foods. These new guidelines are the first of seven […]

Oklahoma toddler injured in lawnmower accident

A toddler in Davenport, Oklahoma was involved in a freak lawnmower accident when a riding lawnmower hit him outside of his family home. The accident left him with multiple injuries. Not yet two-years-old, the boy was found by his sister and grandfather, the town’s fire chief. Richard Bailey, grandfather of the young boy, had 25 years […]