Takata Guilty Plea

Takata Guilty Plea in Airbag Case More than 42 million vehicles have been recalled so far, with the possibility of more coming, due to the problems presented by airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. Takata airbag inflators can explode with too much force in a crash, resulting in shrapnel being almost literally fired into drivers and passengers in the cabin. So far, the inflator explosions have killed 16 people worldwide (11…

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Baby Powder Recall

Microorganisms Trigger Honest Baby Powder Recall There seem to be an increased number of recalls and health issues associated with products made for babies. The latest product for babies to see a potential problem is organic baby powder produced by the Honest Company, a company founded by actress Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan back in 2012. The Honest Company has issued a voluntary baby powder recall for all bottles of its organic…

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Moldy Teething Toy

Should Parents Worry About a Moldy Teething Toy? There has been a lot of concern expressed by parents in recent days over one of the most popular infant teething toys in the world, Sophie the Giraffe, after parents have flooded social media with reports that the toy, which is made of 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree,  has a tendency to develop disturbing levels of mold. This possibly moldy…

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Wrong-Way Accident

Tragic San Antonio Wrong-Way Accident Kills One, Injured Two The rash of wrong-way accidents continues to take its toll on San Antonio drivers. Very early Sunday morning, one person was killed and two others were injured to the point of needing hospitalization when a white pickup traveling north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 crashed head-on into a Mazda 6 heading south. This particular wrong-way accident happened at about…

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Fracking Earthquakes

Oklahoma Taking Steps to Limit Fracking Earthquakes; Will Texas Follow? There are signs that drilling in the various oil patches in Texas might be on its way up again. That could very well mean an increase in the number of earthquakes in the region. To see what Texas may be looking forward to as drilling increases, one need only look north to Oklahoma. That state’s officials have released the figures…

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Honda Airbag Recall

Honda Airbag Recall Expands Again The recall of vehicles because of defective Takata airbags continues to grow. Late yesterday,  Honda Motor Co. announced that it has added an additional 772,000 in the United States to the number of vehicles they have already recalled, bringing the total Honda airbag recall to about 11.4 million vehicles. The expansion of the recall comes because Honda officials have decided to recall all vehicles equipped…

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Twinkies Salmonella Recall

Supplier Problem Leads to Twinkies Salmonella Recall With the holiday season over and done with, this might be a good time to see if you have any leftover treats in the pantry. It seems that Hostess Brands, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of its special Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because of a fear that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. This Twinkies Salmonella recall is a great example…

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Texas Pesticide Deaths

Exposure Leads to Four Texas Pesticide Deaths A terrible tragedy last week in Amarillo when four Texas pesticide deaths occurred and Amarillo Police are suggesting that the culprit may have been the chemical reaction caused by mixing pesticide with water when someone in the family tried to wash it away. The dead were four children in the Balderas family, ranging in age from 7 to 17. In addition, five other…

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Infant Hoodie Recall

Disney Issues Infant Hoodie Recall For Choking Hazard Parents should check their infant child’s closets and dressers for infant hoodies that may be there. On Wednesday,  The Walt Disney Company issued an infant hoodie recall for about 15,000 garments that were sold exclusively at Disney parks than their website because the hoodies may present a choking hazard to the children aged 6 to 24 months they are meant for. Though…

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Another Texas Food Recall

Undeclared Peanuts Lead to Another Texas Food Recall For the second time in just the last few weeks, Texas Best Proteins, a Santo, Texas-based food manufacturer who produces Farm to Market Foods products, has decided to issue another Texas food recall of some of their products. On Dec. 22, they recalled more than 25,000 pounds of rice products because they may contain peanuts, a known allergen that was not listed on…

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Honda Minivan Recall

Seat Safety Issue Leads to Honda Minivan Reall Last week, Honda Corporation issued a voluntary recall for more than 685,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in North America after an analysis of warranty claims and internal testing revealed a problem with the latches on second-row seating. In the Honda minivan recall announcement, Honda reported that under certain circumstances it is possible that the mechanism designed to allow the outboard second row seats to…

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Texas Plane Crash

Texas Plane Crash Leaves Three Dead The last day of 2016 featured a terrible Texas plane crash,. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are on the scene investigating a plane crash in which two small private planes collided in mid-air, leaving three people dead. The crash happened last Saturday evening at about 5:30 p.m. near the Aero Country Airport in unincorporated Collin County. The…

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Texas Drivers

Just in Time for New Year’s, Study Show Texas Drivers Worst Every year, bringing in the New Year presents a challenge to law enforcement throughout Texas. As we head into New Year’s weekend, police departments and the Texas Department of Public Safety will be stepping up patrols all over the state to make the roads a little safer. And based on a study just released, they have their work cut…

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Texas Food Recall

Undeclared Peanuts Lead to Texas Food Recall Santo, Texas-based food manufacturer Texas Best Proteins, makers of Farm to Market Foods products, has issued a recall of more than 25,000 pounds of their products because some may contain peanuts, a known allergen that is not listed on the product labels. This Texas food recall was announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and it covers…

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Booster Seat Recall

Evenflo Orders Booster Seat Recall All Texans want to keep our children as safe as possible in their car, especially their parents. That is why we all use safety seats specially made to fit the child and why we make sure they are properly secured. As they grow too big for a car seat, we put them in a booster seat, so that the seat belt keeps them safe. And…

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San Antonio Auto Accident

San Antonio Auto Accident Leads to Questions About Traffic Safety After three people were killed in a terrible San Antonio  auto accident on the far Northwest Side of the city last Wednesday, residents in the area and safety officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) and Bexar County are expressing concern over traffic conditions on the section of Alamo Ranch Parkway, which is where the accident occurred. The…

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Texas False Claims Act Settlement

Fraudulent Medicare Billing Leads to Texas False Claims Act Settlement When someone witnesses someone fraudulently billing the government for charges they didn’t actually incur, it usually pays to say something. A great example just happened in East Texas, when the owners of a Tyler-based clinical laboratory reached a Texas False Claims Act settlement with the federal government. The company agreed to pay them $3.75 million after a lawsuit charged that…

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