Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Defective Products

Has Your Rental Car Been Recalled?

Did you know that when you rent a car, the car rental company is not under a statutory obligation to fix their rental vehicles or to inform consumers who rent those vehicles that they have been recalled? Some rental companies can be slow to repair recalled vehicles yet continue to rent unrepaired, recalled vehicles. Before […]

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Buying a Used Car? Be Sure to Check for Recalls!

Almost daily you see something in the news about another vehicle recall. One big concern that gets little publicity is that used car dealers continue to pass-off dangerous recalled cars on consumers. It is against the law for car dealers to sell or lease recalled new cars unless they have been fixed, but that is […]

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Nissan Recalls 226,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Air bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Saturday that Nissan North America, Inc. will recall more than 226,000 vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag. At issue: when the passenger side frontal air bag deploys, the inflator could rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out and potentially […]

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Graco Finally Agrees to Recall 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

In February and March of this year, Graco Children’s Products recalled 11 of 18 models of car seats because the seats’ harness buckles can become difficult to unlatch or get stuck in the locked position. If there is an accident and the car seat does its job and protects against trauma, but the child is then trapped […]

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Used Cars and Recalls: What You Should Know

Every day, it seems, there are vehicle recalls. Since 2011 we have been urging consumers to check for recalls before purchasing a used vehicle. Used car dealers continue to pass-off dangerous, recalled cars on consumers. It is against the law for car dealers to sell or lease recalled new cars unless they have been fixed, but […]

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Millions of Cars and Trucks from Multiple Manufacturers Recalled for Defective Takata Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received word from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota that they are recalling certain cars sold in regional areas where the weather is hot and humid. This comes as a result of NHTSA’s engineers reviewing six separate occurrences of airbags rupturing. Airbag inflator ruptures, with […]

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Toyota Recalling Vehicles for Defective Airbags

In April, 2013 we notified consumers about millions of cars being recalled due to defective airbags supplied by Takata Corp. (Millions of Airbags Recalled). This week, Toyota has recalled 766,300 vehicles for those same airbags. Toyota believe it had repaired all the cars and trucks for risk of shrapnel blasting out of the front passenger […]

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Inflatables: A Safety Threat? Bounce House Injuries on the Rise.

Recently, Yahoo News posted an article questioning the safety of bounce houses (sometimes called “moonwalks”), those now ubiquitous inflatable structures that appear at carnivals, birthday parties, and newer inflatable recreation facilities. According to the first study on bounce house injuries Journal of Pediatrics, between 1995 and 2010, bounce house injuries have risen 1,500 percent! According […]

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E-cigarette Dangers – Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures

By Bruce Anderson and Wayne Hogan Electronic cigarettes, battery-operated nicotine-delivery devices, heat liquid into a smog that users inhale. Nicotine for the liquid is extracted from tobacco and is the same highly-addictive stimulant in cigarettes. The liquefied nicotine in e-cigarettes is manufactured in colors and flavors such as mint, orange, chocolate, caramel and strawberry that […]

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