It doesn't matter if you purchase an expensive luxury vehicle or an economy-style sedan. If you spend thousands of dollars on a car, you expect it to be free of dangerous defects that could potentially harm or kill you and other people on the road. This, however, is not what those who purchased certain Ford vehicles received. Ford recently announced a recall of over 500,000 cars for dangerous parking feature defects.
Talcum powder, which many people refer to as baby powder, has numerous uses. Mothers sprinkle it on their babies when changing diapers to prevent rashes. Many people also use talcum powder on their bodies after they bathe for hygiene purposes and it's found in numerous beauty products and makeups. The problem is, the naturally occurring mineral -- talc -- can also contain potentially cancer-causing elements which have caused serious problems for women who apply talcum powder to their genital areas.
Driving to work in the morning while listening to your favorite audio recordings and music could be one of your favorite moments during the day. You may also enjoy talking to friends on the phone or taken advantage of your vehicles navigation software to prevent getting lost. However, when it comes to the way you access entertainment and multimedia features in your vehicle, some ways have proven to be a lot safer than others.
Can you imagine biting into a sandwich and feeling the crunch of metal against your teeth? Can you imagine suffering an injury after eating a seemingly innocuous product that you purchased at the grocery store? Although you can imagine such a circumstance, you probably don't think it would ever happen to you. That's because, as Americans, we've come to trust the safety of products we purchase from grocery stores. Nevertheless, accidents during the manufacturing of food products do happen and sometimes American consumers are harmed by them.
Common sense might tell the average consumer to be wary of the quality of an electric, Chinese-made chainsaw that only costs $50. Nevertheless, Harbor Freight Tools locations throughout the country have been selling these cheap, electric chainsaws. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that at least 15 complaints have been filed about the chainsaws not turning off.
American automakers build some of the finest and most technologically advanced cars in the world, but that doesn't mean these vehicles are always free of errors and defects. Even worse, sometimes these defects pose serious threats to the drivers and occupants who ride in the vehicles. In the best of situations, these defects are quickly identified by the automaker and affected vehicles are immediately recalled to correct the problem so no one gets hurt.
When the average consumer walks into a grocery or department store, he will have thousands of consumer products to choose from. Regardless of whether these products are food, clothing, toys or exercise equipment, the shopper who is selecting the ones he or she wants to buy will usually be more concerned about figuring out where the items are than whether or not they've been manufactured safely.
Imagine you go to the doctor for your asthma condition and you receive a prescription for an inhaler that's supposed to treat your condition. The problem is, the inhaler isn't delivering the right amount of medicine when administering a dose, and this is putting your life at risk.
There are numerous dangerous products on the market that could injure you or your family members. One of those items is known as the "pocket bike." This is not a bike that you can fit in your pocket. It's a miniature motorized bicycle that looks like a little motorcycle. When riders use the device, they will be hunched over with their knees bent, and they will appear as if they are a giants on little miniature motorbikes.
Workers who are employed in industries that involve sandblasting, tile- and stone-cutting run the risk of contracting a devastating condition known as silicosis. Inhaling silica dust causes workers to develop this respiratory condition, which is not unlike emphysema.