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Harley-Davidson Sued for Motorcycle Defect

In April 2009, a motorcyclist traveling at highway speed braked abruptly when traffic backed up. The passenger, his wife, flew off the motorcycle and hit the pavement. She was left with permanent head injuries, including memory loss, and will never again be able to hold down a job.

CPSC Recall of 3 Dangerous Products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered recalls of the following three dangerous products that pose a risk of serious harm. If you or someone you know owns any of these products please go to the CPSC Website or click on the links below for more information.  

Iowa State Fire Marshal Warns of Dangers Using Decorative "Gel Fire Pot"

The Iowa State Fire Marshall has issued a warning of the dangers associated with using decorative "firepots" and fuel gel products.  These firepots and fuel gel products are extremely dangerous to consumers and carry with them an unacceptable risk of serious burn injuries.  Because of the nature of the fuel gel product, even an unlit, still hot, receptacle can ignite the highly flammable fuel gel and cause serious burn injuries or even death to persons in the immediate area of a firepot containing the gel.  Several cases of serious burn injuries from these products have been reported in Iowa with many more nationwide. 

NHTSA Orders Child Safety Seat Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that the Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) has recalled almost 800,000 child safety seats due to the harness lock/release button sticking and failing to return to the locked position.

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