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Are Child Light-Up Shoes Dangerous?

Earlier this month, a couple in Katy, Texas opened the door to their SUV to find a hole in the floor, areas of the passenger seat melted and the smell of burnt plastic. After asking the local fire marshal to investigate, they discovered one of the batteries on their 2-year-old son’s light-up shoes was charred to a crisp. Fire officials…
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Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Hackable Cars

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million hackable cars that can be remotely manipulated over the Internet. Hackers are able to remotely control several Chrysler models, posing an unprecedented danger for drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, drive the vehicle off the road, and shut down the engine. The recall includes the following Chrysler vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens: 2013-2015 MY Dodge…
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Austin residents take note: thousands sue over hip implants

As the population ages in Austin and most other regions of the country, the market increases for medical devices such as artificial hip replacements. However, like real hip joints, artificial hip joints tend to wear out, requiring painful and expensive new surgery. However, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary DePuy tried to increase the longevity of their artificial hips. In fact, hip…
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Court order shuts down Titan Medical Enterprises

In a complaint filed by the U.S. Justice Department on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a federal court judge has ordered Titan Medical Enterprises to shut down all operations until the company meets certain FDA standards. The company has been ordered to stop production and distribution of drugs and other dietary supplements until their operations meet the…
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Defective product may lead to product liability lawsuit

When residents of Austin, Texas, buy products, they tend to believe the products are safe and free from defects. But some of these items may have defects that may cause harm or injuries. If a person is hurt by a defective product, they may file a product liability suit against the liable parties. Recently, a woman filed a lawsuit against an ice…
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