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Carnival Ride Malfunction Kills 1, Injures 7

A teenager is dead and seven other people are injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair collapsed mid-ride. The Fire Ball ride collapsed July 26, 2017 while in motion. The ride, which consists of six rows of feet that spin around 40 feet up in the air, moves like a pendulum. With four […] August 07, 2017 READ MORE

NC Company Announces Ground Beef Recall

A North Carolina company has recalled more than 5,000 pounds of its ground beef. The news comes after JBS USA learned of Styrofoam packaging being shredded into their meat. The company says the ground beef was wrapped the week of July 15 and may still be on some shelves on in consumer’s homes. Be on […] August 02, 2017 READ MORE

Polaris Recalls Thousands of Off-Highway Vehicles

More than 16,000 Polaris off-highway vehicles are being recalled for safety reasons. The Minnesota-based snowmobile, ATV and neighborhood electric vehicle company says they’ve received more than a hundred reports from consumers that their off-highway vehicles are experiencing fuel leaks and fire hazards. Some complaints from customers include stories of fuel tank necks cracking and leaking […] July 27, 2017 READ MORE

New Lawsuit Filed Against Guardrail Makers

The Lindsay Corporation will face yet another lawsuit, this time from three Tennessee families who lost loved ones in accidents involving the company’s X-Lite guardrail end terminal. Designed to fold under the pressure of colliding vehicles, the X-Lite instead pierced the cars, plowing straight the the cabin of the vehicles involved. Tragically, this malfunction often […] June 28, 2017 READ MORE

Exploding E-Cigarette Injures CA Woman

For many, e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to lighting up – a slightly healthier option for those looking to stop smoking so much. But for all the health benefits these e-cigarettes supposedly tout, there’s no denying the disturbing trend of the devices exploding at random. When a California woman attempted to charge her e-cigarette device’s […] May 23, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Maker Sued After Explosion in User’s Pocket

A Texas man has filed suit against the makers of an e-cigarette he says exploded in his pant’s pocket. After the explosion, he was rushed to the hospital, where he spent three weeks recovering. The Navy veteran may never walk again after the injuries he sustained in the incident. Now, he’s taking the manufacturers of the […] May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Navy Bans E-Cigarettes On Ships, Planes

The United States Navy has banned e-cigarettes from planes, ships and submarines following a series of incidents that left uniformed personnel injured. A report from the Virginian-Pilot says 15 incidents involving the devices occurred between October 2015 and June 2016. In each of these cases, a service member was injured or a fire was started because […] May 18, 2017 READ MORE

E-Cigarette Batteries Explode, Injuring Users

E-cigarette users, beware: that high tech alternative to smoking isn’t as safe as it may appear. Batteries inside the devices have been known to explode, injuring users. One such case in California has resulted in a lawsuit. The victim had taken up e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. One day, as she inserted a […] May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Frito-Lay, Harris Teeter Announce Recalls

If you do the grocery shopping in your family, be alert: there are two product recalls currently underway. Grocery store Harris Teeter and snack food company Frito-Lay both recently announced product recalls of foods you might have in your home right now. Harris Teeter is recalling its frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in both Virginia […] April 24, 2017 READ MORE

HP Recalls Thousands of Laptop Batteries

More than 100,000 HP laptop batteries have been recalled due to fire and burn risks. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says the batteries can overheat, catch fire and burn laptop users. They announced the official recall January 25, 2017. Though the recall affects less than one percent of all HP computers, all HP […] January 26, 2017 READ MORE