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How to Prevent Weeds This Year without Using Roundup

by NPHM | August 13th, 2019

Headlines from news outlets across the country have spread awareness about the link between glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup weed killer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. But is it possible to have a great garden or lawn without using chemicals and risking your health? We’ve compiled seven […]

3M Settles Defective Military Earplug Lawsuit for $9.1 Million

by NPHM | March 27th, 2019

Members of the U.S. military are issued earplugs to help protect their ears from loud noises during combat and training. Between 2003-2015, servicemembers received an earplug model known as the 3M Combat Arms, Version 2—but the earplugs proved less effective than their manufacturers originally claimed, resulting in permanent hearing loss and tinnitus in thousands of […]

Defective Products May Cause Fatal Injuries

by Cary Graham | August 29th, 2016

From Edison’s telephone to Ford’s Model T, the greatest inventions of all time started as a sketch on paper or a scribble in a journal. That’s what makes America the land of opportunity—anyone with a good idea and the discipline to see it through has the potential to be successful. However, when quality is compromised […]

Defective Product Injury? You Have Rights.

by Cary Graham | February 8th, 2016

Without laws protecting consumers’ rights to seek damages, corporations would have more power than elected officials. Having millions—or even billions—of dollars at their disposal, they could buy their way into or out of any situations they wanted. Corruption would go unchecked, and everyday consumers would suffer. Our nation’s forefathers ingrained within our Constitution the right […]

FAA Investigates Boeing’s Emergency Evacuation Slides

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | February 4th, 2016

Commercial airlines are required by law to use the highest degree of care in providing safe transportation to their passengers. This means not only safely transporting a passenger from point “A” to point “B”, but also, in the event of an emergency, making certain that all evacuation slides are in excellent working order and will perform as […]

Senate Protects Auto Executives Who Put Deadly Cars On The Road

by Staff | July 23rd, 2015

Some lawmakers and safety advocates who have been pushing for criminal penalties for auto executives who fail to disclose deadly automobile defects hit a brick wall this week. The Senate Committee on Commerce, who heard testimony from both victims and auto executives, voted down a proposal that would make it a specific crime to knowingly […]

Airbag Replacements Still Using Suspect Material

by Staff | June 3rd, 2015

An executive employed by Takata testified yesterday that Takata will continue to use ammonium nitrate in its airbags, including all replacement airbags, despite growing concerns that moisture and humidity can cause ammonium nitrate to break down, making the airbag susceptible to unexpectedly and violently exploding.  Ammonium nitrate has been used by Takata since the early […]

Airbag Recall Makes History

by Staff | May 21st, 2015

Takata, the Japanese supplier of airbags, finally admitted that its airbags are defective and agreed to double the number of vehicles recalled in the United States.  After more than a decade of denial, Takata now says there were errors in manufacturing and admitted flaws in the airbags’ design and component parts.  Nearly 34 million cars, […]

More Auto Recalls. No End In Sight.

by Staff | May 18th, 2015

Last week Honda issued a recall for 4.9 million cars equipped with airbags made by Japanese manufacturer, Takata.  Honda conducted its own examination of the airbag components and confirmed that there was “irregular pressure” in some airbag inflators.   The good news for American buyers is that none of the recalled vehicles were sold in America, […]

More Vehicle Recalls with Takata Air Bags

by Staff | May 13th, 2015

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan expanded recalls of cars equipped with Takata air bags. Defective inflaters can burst when triggered, spewing metal shards at occupants of the vehicle. In an email, Toyota said certain types of airbag inflaters have the potential for “moisture intrusion” that may cause the airbag to fail. Toyota and Nissan originally […]