Missing: State Vehicle Safety Law Deficiencies

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released a report titled “Missing.” The report covers what the organization believes is a huge public health epidemic: state vehicle safety law deficiencies. Missing, in this instance not only describes the lack of laws, but also the lives lost and injuries suffered over the last ten years as a result of these deficiencies.


Amazon the First Retailer to Offer Blanket Hoverboard Refunds

Elliot F. Kaye, the Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a statement last week about hoverboards, those uber-cool but quite unsafe “toys” that have been flying off the shelves of late. Mr. Kaye’s statement gave kudos to Amazon the first retailer to offer blanket hoverboard refunds. Mr. Kaye said he was “pleased


Chipotle Norovirus Suit

Chipotle is being sued over an alleged cover up of a Norovirus outbreak in August at a Simi Valley, California restaurant. The Chipotle Norovirus suit comes on the tail of a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota and an E. coli outbreak in Seattle. Those last two outbreaks covered 23 locations and caused illness in 69 Chipotle customers.




Global Economy Showing Signs of Impending Crisis

Demand is down. Prices are down. Wages are down. The markets are down. And money, that half-fictitious substance, is largely to be found in the parasitical financial markets in the form of debt. These are ominous signs. In a fact-filled article published on the World Socialist Website (WSWS), journalist Barry Grey lays out in plain


Fix Rejected – Volkswagen Back to the Drawing Board

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) said, “Volkswagen made a decision to cheat on emissions tests and then tried to cover it up. They need to make it right.” CARB rejected the latest proposed engine fix as “incomplete,” sending Volkswagen back to the drawing board one day before VW CEO Matthias


Takata Airbag Recall Numbers Very Likely to Grow

Yesterday, Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, advised that the Takata airbag recall numbers “very likely to grow, perhaps by a lot.” So far, the recall impacts over 19M vehicles produced by 11 different companies. Rosekind said, “The fact that this crisis festered for so long. That some made efforts to


GM’s Bad Vibes Making Drivers Sick?

GM is in the hot seat again for causing vehicle owners headaches. Many of GM’s full-size truck and SUV models are the focus of customer complaints regarding vibrations that are – literally – making giving drivers headaches. Complaints also include general discomfort and even vertigo. Are GM’s bad vibes making drivers sick?


FACT Act Passed in House of Representatives

Corporate America and the politicians it owns scored a victory on January 8 when the FACT Act passed in House of Representatives after long debate and several Democrat-proposed amendments being rejected. It moves on to the Senate and, if passed there, has a hot date with a Presidential veto.