1.4M GM vehicles that may catch fire recalled again

American automaker General Motors (GM) recently issued its third recall of about 1.4 million vehicles due to fire risks that were not corrected in previous recalls.

According to GM, the third recall became a possibility after the company received reports that the recalls in 2008 and in 2009 both failed to address the oil leak issue that was causing some vehicles to catch fire. Of the vehicles that have already undergone repairs during previous recalls, 1,300 reportedly caught fire.

The affected vehicles may catch fire if the oil from the valve cover gasket leaks onto the hot components of the engine. GM is aware of 19 complaints of minor injuries link to the issue, and in 2008 they acknowledge that 267 vehicles caught fire and that 17 of these incidents resulted to structural damage.

When you consider how much trust you put in your vehicle to carry you and your family safely throughout your days, it can be incredibly frightening to learn that such a serious defect exists. If you have been impacted by a defective car, contact the product liability attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (877) 327-2600 today.

Thousands of NVIDIA tablets with fire risks recalled in the US

California-based technology company NVIDIA recently issued a U.S. recall to an estimated 83,000 8-inch tablet computers due to faulty batteries that may pose a fire risk, the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission stated on July 31.

Reports said the affected 8-inch “NVIDIA SHIELD” computer touch screen tablets may catch fire if the lithium-ion batteries installed emit excessive heat. Though NVIDIA has not received reports of injuries involving the recalled tablets, they received two complaints of overheating batteries that resulted in floor damage. Consumers are advised to refrain from using NVIDIA SHIELD and notify the company to have their tablets replaced for free. The recalled NVIDIA gadgets that are made from China were also sold in Canada.

Defective products have the potential to cause serious injuries to consumers. If you or a loved one has recently been injured by a consumer product, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Get in touch with the Iowa legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

Iowa family claims defective airbag killed their relative

A family in Iowa is claiming that a defective airbag was responsible for the death of their relative in 2003, an article on kcrg.com reported December 3.

According to Kim Kopf, her sister Charlene Weaver was the victim of a faulty Takata airbags. Weaver, who was the passenger in the vehicle, reportedly suffered a cranial fracture caused by projectiles originating from the airbag. Kopf’s family discovered that Charlene’s vehicle was included in the Takata recall; however, the company is only recalling cars in parts of U.S. with a humid climate. The family is considering conducting their own investigation and possible filing a lawsuit after more news involving the recalled airbags continue to appear.

The Iowa legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strongly believes that families who lost their relatives in car accidents caused by defective vehicles should not have to also suffer financial stresses in the wake of this incredibly difficult time. If you are in such a situation, our lawyers will help you figure out if negligent parties are liable for your sufferings. Discuss your case with us today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can work for you.

GM, Toyota, and others sued in the US for faulty airbags

A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. against controversial airbag maker Takata and ten vehicle manufacturers, an article published on BBC News stated October 28.

In the lawsuit filed in Florida, Takata and car makers like General Motors (GM) and Toyota allegedly failed to inform the public about the potential hazards linked to the airbags though they were previously aware of the problem. People are at risk of sustaining serious injuries because these airbags have been known to burst and discharge metal pieces. Several deaths have already been reported. There are currently an estimated 8 million vehicles in the U.S. with Takata airbags that are being recalled.

If you have been injured by a defective vehicle in Iowa, the personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may help you obtain your much needed treatment funds. Our experienced legal team can help you hold negligent parties liable for your losses. Learn more about your options from us today by calling 877-327-2600.

221,558 GM sedans with braking problems recalled

More than 220,000 sedans manufactured by General Motors (GM) are being recalled to fix a faulty brake system that can cause fire, an article stated on September 20.

According to reports several models of Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS sedans in the U.S., Canada, and other countries have a defective electronic parking brake arm that may keep the brake pad engaged even after released. GM stated that if the brake pads get stuck to the rotor, it could create enough fiction to start a fire. The automaker is unaware of any injuries or incidents related to the problem before the recall was issued. GM dealers will repair the defective brakes on the affected vehicles for free.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that many people suffer serious injuries as a result of driving defective vehicles. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, you may be awarded compensation to help you recover your loss. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600 and find out how we may work for you.

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