If you have traveled by air in the past few months, you may have heard this warning over the loud speaker prior to boarding the plane: owners of the Samsung Note 7 are advised to power down their phones until they have left the plane. Such advisements changed in October when Note 7 owners were banned from even stowing their phones on the aircraft. The devices have been prohibited on planes because flawed construction of the battery design causes the phone to overheat, leading to fires.
An auto recall exists to ensure the public's safety. When the government comes across a product that could be unsafe, they pressure manufacturers to recall the product and make the situation safer. After the recall has been announced, individuals are typically able to bring their vehicle to the manufacturer and get the problem fixed, free of charge.
When undergoing a surgery, many individuals are concerned about the process of surgery itself. Sometimes, however, the concern should come from a product being inserted during the surgery. A defective product can often lead to severe injury and sometimes even death.
Many Atlanta-area parents search high and wide for toys that hold their children's interests. For some, a good swing or play area can provide a parent with a few minutes of much needed relief and keep a young kid safe and occupied in the process.
When Georgia residents spend a lot of money on something, they expect it to work properly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, even a new product can fail and consumers must remain alert to recalls at all times.
The road can be a dangerous place. Atlanta car owners should not have to have any additional worries about their own car when they pull out of the driveway every morning. A massive recall of six auto manufacturers should have drivers paying close attention to their vehicle and if it is one of the vehicles affected by the auto defect in nearly 3.5 million vehicles.
Millions of people buy food at the grocery store each week, but few consider just how safe their purchases are to eat. A recent recall of more than 3 million pounds of freezer aisle snacks, some produced right here in Georgia, highlights the reality of buying a consumable dangerous product.
When consumers buy products they assume them to be safe for use. If the product carries some risks with it, consumers expect to see labels warning of the dangers posed by the product. Unfortunately, in some instances, a dangerous product is placed on the market without any warning to consumers. As is evidenced by a recent case, this manufacturer negligence can cause serious injuries.
Residents of Atlanta, just like all American consumers, trust the people responsible for manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs to always keep patient safety in mind. Prescription medications can provide invaluable relief from the suffering of certain conditions.
Many individuals in Atlanta and all over the county go to salons on a regular basis to have their hair straightened. But few of these people are aware that the products used in the straightening process likely contain cancer-causing chemicals. Three U.S. lawmakers have contacted the Food and Drug Administration, urging better regulation of cosmetic ingredients.