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Defective products can cause long-term or permanent damages

Many individuals in Texas and across the country have medical conditions that require the use of prescription drugs. While many of these come with a warning of side-effects, in most cases a patient may not suffer any harm. However, dangerous and/or defective products can pose a significant threat to the health of a person, such as a 10-year-old in another state who was reportedly born with birth defects in relation to the drug Depakote.

Defective products in vehicles can have disastrous consequences

Many individuals put a great deal of thought into the purchase of an automobile. While a person may have a partial interest in areas such as fuel efficiency and style, the safety of a vehicle is often a crucial factor in the decision-making process. Vehicles that have defective products have been the cause of countless injuries and/or deaths over the years. The recent discovery of defective airbags has led to the recall of millions of vehicles in Texas and across the country.

Fuel system defects cause thousands of vehicle fires each year

The fuel system in a car has the potential to make that vehicle a bomb on wheels. A single spark or a drop of gasoline on a hot surface can suddenly produce a huge fire that spreads extremely quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were approximately 174,000 vehicle fires in 2015. These fires killed 445 people and caused 1,550 injuries.

Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement: A Risk of Injury Or Death

Numerous complaints by people who have had shoulder replacement implants have spurred the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to action. The FDA has issued a Class 1 recall for the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Humeral. This is the most serious recall issued by FDA. It means that the device may cause serious injuries or death.

San Antonio Has A Lead Pollution Problem

Many Americans were shocked last year when they learned about the high levels of lead in the municipal water of Flint, Michigan. In that city, about 5 percent of children were found to have elevated levels of lead in their bodies. But that level pales in comparison to many areas in Texas, including San Antonio.

Allegations of exploding e-cigarettes are on the rise

As rates of cigarette smoking continue to decline in the U.S., Americans are turning to an alternative trend: e-cigarettes. So-called "vaping" has become immensely popular, with many users claiming (with almost no medical evidence) that these products are a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco.

Are "ethnic hair care" products dangerous?

Head down any aisle at the local pharmacy or beauty store, and you'll find a range of products marketed specifically to women of color. You'll find specialty relaxers, texturizers, shampoos, treatments, conditioners and much more, all intended for "textured" hair. This seems like a good thing, right? After all, African-American women spend $7.5 billion every year on hair care products, so it's a market that companies would be foolish to ignore.

Team uncovers explanation for combusting Samsung phones

When you buy a product from a reputable manufacturer, you have a reasonable expectation that they put the product through extensive testing to ensure it is safe. Most of the time, this happens just fine and we enjoy our goods without worrying about safety. However, there are times when manufacturers either deliberately cut corners or make mistakes that lead to injuries.

A Bumper Crop Of Vehicle Recalls In October 2016

Every month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes a list of manufacturer recalls affecting motor vehicles and components. For October 2016, there were 95 new recalls on the list. This is an important service that contributes to safety on America's freeways, highways and streets. Some of the most significant recall notices that appear in NHTSA's October 2016 report appear below.

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