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Airbag recall expanded to include 34 million vehicles

Tennessee motorists may wish to visit a website provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to find out if their vehicle is included in what safety experts say is the largest vehicle recall in history. The auto parts maker Takata had already recalled approximately 18 million vehicles because of defective airbags, but that number has since been doubled. Many of the vehicles involved were manufactured by Honda, but Takata also provided airbags to several other manufacturers for installation in vehicles produced between 2000 and 2011.

The violence and benefits of airbags

Some people in Tennessee might question the safety of airbags as they can injure people when going off at the wrong time or even when deploying during an accident. This safety device seems to have a certain amount of risk inherent but can also save lives, and these devices work the way they do in an aim to be effective during an accident as there is typically less than a second before a driver or passenger makes contact with a steering wheel or front panel during a collision.

Vaginal implant manufacturer to pay $21 million in settlement

Eastern Tennessee residents may be interested to know that C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to a $21 million settlement stemming from their defective vaginal-mesh implants. The implants are meant to help fortify the pelvic muscle by being sewn to the vaginal wall, which can then better support internal organs. According to lawsuits, these implants begin to disintegrate after being inserted.

Toyota issues recall due to software problems

Tennessee drivers may be interested in a recall recently issued by Toyota. The action is in response to the discovery of defective software that may cause Prius vehicles to come to a sudden stop, posing a potential safety hazard to drivers, occupants, and other vehicles on the road. Another problem, which is also included in the recall, concerns certain systems installed in RAV 4, Tacoma and Lexus RX models.

Aston Martin recalling 5,001 vehicles

Owners of some models of Aston Martin vehicles in the Eastern Tennessee area may soon be receiving notice from the company about the recently announced recall. According to the manufacturer, up to 5,001 vehicles may suffer from defects that necessitate review and repair at a dealership. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration emphasizes that issues might contribute to the incidence of car accidents. The problem may result in product liability lawsuits for Aston Martin if any injuries occur.

Laxatives cause side effects, deaths

Oral and rectum sodium phosphate laxatives have been linked to 54 cases of illnesses, including 13 deaths. On Jan. 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the dangerous side effects related to these products and the need to follow instructions on the labels. A number of dangerous side effects, such as dehydration, dizziness, a decrease in urination and blood sugar level changes, are associated with these types of laxatives.

Land Rover recall involves air bag connector

Some Land Rover owners and lessees in eastern Tennessee may be receiving recall notices that involve an airbag connector. Supplemental Restraint System connectors in both the driver's and the front passenger's seat may become disconnected due to a lack of sufficient clearance within the connector housings. Should such a SRS connector become disconnected, the air bag cannot deploy in a collision, thereby increasing the risk of injury.

Organic chocolates recalled in Tennessee and other states

Tennessee residents may have heard that Health Matters America Inc., which is located in Cheektowaga, N.Y., has issued a recall of the certain Organic Traditions brand chocolates and is urging consumers to return the product to retail stores for a full refund. The products are being recalled due to the presence of milk, which was not declared on the products packaging, and the action follows tests conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Dietary supplement may be dangerous

People who have taken the over the counter, weight loss capsule for athletes HYDRAVAX should be aware that the forty-five capsule bottles have been recalled because of the possibility that an ingredient, which is not listed on the label, was included. The ingredient in questions is a diuretic. It is illegal to sell diuretics over the counter because they are a prescription drugs. The FDA found the unlisted ingredient and notified the manufacturer, IQ Formulations. It is not known which states received these bottles of HYDRAVAX. East Tennessee, or even Hawkins, Tennessee, stores could contain the bottles. The item is also available online, and by mail order.

600,000 baby monitors recalled for strangulation risk

Tennessee parents who rely on baby monitors should be aware that approximately 600,000 baby monitors have been recalled on Nov. 21. after two infants died due to strangulation caused by the cord. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors were recalled in order to be outfitted with cord covers. The recall included all versions of the monitor models that did not come with cord covers.

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