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Government Public Database for Safety Complaints

March 14, 2011  ·  By HM&M


The government has created and launched “a public database that allows people to report and search safety complaints on thousands of products.” (J. Kerr, Washington AP, 3/11). A Chicago personal injury lawyer, I commend the government has taken this step to find out about safety issues sooner and disseminate information to consumers.

The website,, is managed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Despite objections by manufacturers and fund thwarting efforts on Capital Hill, this site went live last Friday.

The database creates a way for consumers to file reports about a multitude of products and allows consumers to search for specific items to determine if there have been any safety complaints filed. Although opponents assert that the database will be replete with false claims and misleading information, nonetheless, I support and think it is an extremely valuable resource.

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Chrysler Recalling Vehicles Over Engine Stall

Chrysler is recalling “about 250,000 vehicles to fix potential engine stalling.” (Washington, AP, 3/3). The auto manufacturer says the recall affects 2010 Dodge Grand Caravans, Chrysler Town & Country Minivans, and 2010 Dodge Journey Crossovers. The recall is in response to reports that “the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to... Read More

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Honda Recalling New Civics Due to Fuel Leakage

Honda Motor Co. is “recalling new models of the Honda Civic to prevent fuel from leaking from the car's fuel tank.” (Washington AP, 3/17). The recall targets approximately 18,000 2011 Model year. Honda says the issue surrounds “a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack.” This can... Read More

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