Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on August 13, 2014 that thirty-three models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors hard-wired into a security system. Edwards and Interlogix smoke detectors are identical. The 2-wire or 4-wire detectors are round, white and measure 6 inches across by 2 inches high. The […]

GM fined $35 million in ignition-switch safety case

General Motors agreed on Friday, May 16, 2014 to pay a $35 million civil penalty for its slow action to address an ignition-switch flaw that has been linked to 13 deaths. The Washington Post  story, written by reporter Michael A. Fletcher states that the fine is the maximum penalty the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can impose […]