Silent Killers, a new public service announcement (PSA) series designed to inform and educate the public about a spike in recent car safety issues will launch Monday on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
The PSAs address topics ranging from defective airbags to exploding tire risks in high heat. Created by ConsumerWatch, the web series is moderated by Rich Newsome, a consumer advocate and product safety attorney.
Each week, we will unveil two to three new PSAs in the series.
Your Car May Be Unsafe – How to Protect Yourself and Family
In the series trailer, Newsome states:
“The misperception is that airbags are these soft pillowy devices; they’re not.
Underneath that comfortable-looking seat is what really looks like a lawn chair.
There’s a dangerous secret that the tire manufacturers don’t want the public to know about.
People are seriously; catastrophically injured and even worse people can die.”
ConsumerWatch is dedicated to keeping the public informed about defective products, recalls and safety concerns associated with numerous products ranging from tools, cars and food to medical devices and children’s toys.
ConsumerWatch is continually updated with recall and defective product information and closely follows updates from the Consumer Product and Safety Commission to communicate the latest news with Web site visitors.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent government agency created to protect Americans from harmful products that could result in serious injury or death. The agency creates product safety standards and guidelines for companies and manufacturers to follow when creating consumer goods. ConsumerWatch informs the Web site visitors when these standards are not upheld and the guidelines are compromised, to ensure the public is aware of defective products that could cause harm to Americans nationwide.
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Last week, Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety praised the Senate for passing the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813. Read more
A woman approaches the crest of a hill in her car when lights flash and an audible warning goes off. This allows her to stop before she collides with a broken down vehicle hidden out of sight just on the other side of the hill. It’s not science fiction. This is just one of countless scenarios illustrating how a new vehicle communication technology can cut down on thousands of car accidents and deaths each year. Read more
Last week the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the release of the first federally-proposed recommendations to limit distracting electronic devices in vehicles. According to the press release, “The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safely operate the vehicle.” Read more
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BELTRAN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF CRUZ vs. RODRIGUEZ et al. Case No. 3D09-903. 3rd DCA. April 14, 2010.
[Torts. Negligence. Wrongful Death. Vehicle Accident] Read more
Weekly Case Law Update Week Ending March 26, 2010
PENA v. VECTOUR OF FLORIDA, INC. et al. Case No. 1D09-2427. 1st DCA. March 25, 2010.
[Torts. Motion for New Trial] Read more
Caselaw Update Week For The Week Ending January 1, 2010
VALDES, ET AL. vs. OPTIMIST CLUB OF SUNILAND, INC., ET AL., Appellees. Case No. 3D08-1563. 3rd DCA. December 30, 2009.
(Product Liability. Pharmaceuticals. Preemption) Read more
The following are decisions issued by Florida courts during the week of 11/31 through 12/4 that are relevant to product liability and other personal injury litigation
Tort Case Decisions
MARVIN RAY HOWARD and JANNIE L. DRISKELL, Appellants, v. BOULANGER DRYWALL CORP., Appellee. 4th District. Read more