Golf Cars Recalled Because of Fuel Leak, Fire Hazard

In a news release, Club Car LLC, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of their golf cars due to a fuel leak and fire hazard that pose a significant dangers to consumers. Club Car has received three reports of incidents involving fuel tank seams splitting, however no injuries or fires have been reported in association with this recall. The golf cars were manufactured in the US and feature a fuel tank seam that could potentially separate and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled golf cars and contact the company for a free inspection and replacement of the fuel tank.

As a Tacoma personal injury lawyer, I’ve witnessed this type of safety recall many times over the coarse of my career and I understand the challenges that face manufacturers of such complex systems. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to discuss your rights as a consumer.

Ambulances Recalled for Failure to Meet Safety Standards

In a news statement, Medix, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced a voluntary recall campaign for its TypeII ambulances manufactured between 2007-2011. The start date for the manufacturing of these vehicles is September 2, 2007. The reason these ambulances are being recalled is that the seats installed are in a rear facing position in the patient compartment with only a type I (lap belt only) seat belt configuration. This places the vehicles in violation of federal safety standard 208, which dictates occupant crash safety. The risk of injury to the occupant in the event of crash is increased due to this glitch.The recall was initiated at the beginning of January 2012.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I feel it is imperative to aid the NHTSA by paying close attention to their news alerts and relaying that information to a wider audience in the effort of potentially helping to avoid preventable injuries. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you feel is related to a defective auto part, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal avenues open to you.

Exercise Equipment Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

News reports state that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has instructed Nautilus to recall its Schwinn 460 Elliptical Exercise equipment. The recall was initiated after nine incidents were reported where the equipment malfunctioned or, in some cases, the foot plate detached or broke away, resulting in a fall. They have also advised consumers that they should stop using the equipment immediately in order to avoid preventable injuries. Consumers are instructed to stop using the equipment immediately and contact the company for further instruction.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar product recalls in the past and fully understand the tragic injuries that can result from these defective devices. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about the legal options open to you.