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  • The Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 10, 2017

    Ever since e-cigarettes were introduced to the United States in 2007, they’ve taken the nation by storm. In just under a decade, they’ve grown into an approximately $1.5 billion industry with about 2.5 million customers. While those figures pale in comparison to the number of tobacco smokers in this country – an estimated 36.5 million people are considered smokers by the Centers for Disease ...
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  • Ford Recalls 680,000 Vehicles Over Defective Seat Belts

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 5, 2016

    Ford Motor Co. announced on Friday, December 2, 2016, that 680,000 of its vehicles will be recalled over an issue with the seat belts. According to the car manufacturer, it is recalling the vehicles in order to address an issue with the seat belt pretensioner cables. Those cables retract the seatbelts instantly in a crash in which the airbags are going to deploy. The purpose of pretensioners is to ...
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  • NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 20, 2014

    On Tuesday November 18, federal safety officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement that called on auto manufacturers to issue a nationwide recall of any vehicle equipped with Takata airbags. Specifically, federal regulators want to expand recalls on all trucks or cars that have driver side airbags from the Japanese auto parts supplier for all 50 ...
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  • NHTSA Advises Motorists with Airbag Defects to Get Vehicles Serviced

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 6, 2014

    On October 22, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an official consumer advisory informing Americans about serious risks associated with defective airbags. According to the NHTSA, motorists who own vehicles with the defective airbags are being urged to take immediate action and get their vehicles serviced. The defective airbags in question are manufactured by Takata ...
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  • GM Recalls 221,000 Sedans for Brake Pad Fire Risk

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 22, 2014

    General Motors (GM) is recalling 221,558 vehicles for a brake pad defect that may pose a fire hazard. 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans are included in the recall, with 205,309 of these vehicles in the U.S. and the remainder in Canada and other countries. According to GM, the issue involves an electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of brake pads. ...
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  • GM Website May Offer Misleading Recall Information to Vehicle Owners

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 7, 2014

    If you own a General Motors (GM) vehicle, and you checked the company's website to see if your car or truck is part of an active recall, you may have received a misleading result. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the GM website's "VIN look-up" tool was not working properly. Though GM has promised to resolve the issue, vehicle owners are urged to double-check ...
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  • Strict Liability in California Auto Defect Cases

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 3, 2014

    The principle of strict liability is an important issue to discuss when it comes to automotive defects . In accordance with this standard of legal responsibility, an auto manufacturer, retailer or distributor may be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product regardless of specific fault or negligence. To get a better understanding of this principle in action, let us first define strict ...
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  • Check Your Shelves: Do You Have Any of These Dangerous Products in Your Home?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 12, 2012

    Chances are you've received a postcard from a car dealer or manufacturer about a vehicle you've purchased or product you've registered. Those postcards are usually recall warnings letting you know how to go about getting your vehicle repaired or warning you to get rid of a malfunctioning product. But how often do people actually pay attention to these recall notices? Less than 10 percent of the ...
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