Unsafe and Defective Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 400 defective products are recalled each year. Defective products are products that do not meet safety standards and/or do not perform the function for which they are intended. Unsafe and defective products include playpens, prosthetics, car and truck tires, medical devices, space heaters, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, […]

NHTSA Shows Decline in Drunk Driving, Increase in Drug Use

Thanks in large part to anti-drunk driving campaigns and the efforts of law enforcement officials, the number of drivers with alcohol in their system has declined drastically—by three-quarters–since the first Roadside Survey in 1973. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest survey showed the encouraging statistics; the number of drivers impaired by alcohol has decreased […]

Steps to Take If You’re in an Automobile Accident

An average of 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled in car accidents each year, according to statistics from the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Often times when an accident occurs the individuals involved feel overwhelmed even if they are able to walk away from the accident site. What information needs to be collected? […]

Free Online Search Tool for Recalls Uses Vehicle Identification Number

Millions of vehicles are recalled each year in the United States due to safety defects or noncompliance with federal standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a free online search tool for consumers to use to easily find out whether or not a vehicle has been impacted by a […]