In 2015, about 51 million vehicles were affected by recalls. Yet, 25 percent of those vehicles are left unrepaired. This is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started 2016 off with the Safe Cars Save Lives campaign, which urges vehicle owners to check for vehicle recalls even when they have received no recall notice.
In an age where gaming consoles and smart phones are in the hands of about 56 percent of children in the U.S., playgrounds are virtually essential in ensuring that fresh air and exercise are also part of a child's daily life. Still, a recent NBC article has alerted the public that playground concussions are on the rise. They report that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that the use of playground monkey bars and swings often cause concussions.
Given the similar size, speed and maneuverability of gas-powered vehicles on the road, electric cars have not posed any new traffic safety issues, but they are not the only popular electric vehicles. Now that smaller electric vehicles are more prevalent, California has instituted new laws to help keep everyone on the roads and sidewalks safe.
Concerns about lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery explosions and fires are not new. In recent years, news reports about injuries caused by a variety of rechargeable devices appear with some regularity. Each Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm warns that consumers seldom know much about the batteries that power every device they use. The fact is that even very small Li-ion batteries can cause serious injuries.