Takata Recall: Additional 2.7 million vehicle over airbagsJuly 26, 2017

Takata recalls additional 2.7 million vehicles over faulty airbag inflators. ABC World News Tonight (7/11, story 9, 0:20, Muir, 14.63M) reported that Takata is issuing a recall of “an additional 2.7 million vehicles because of a safety risk involving an air bag inflater.” The new recall includes “some Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles.” The company flagged …

Delay in reporting medical device malfunctions to FDA

Agreement would ease FDA requirements for reporting medical device malfunctions. The New York Times (7/11, Kaplan, Subscription Publication, 13.9M) reports “an agreement headed for a vote in Congress” would give medical device makers the ability to “delay reporting dangerous malfunctions to the Food and Drug Administration.” While device makers “will still have to quickly report any injuries …

Chipotle closes Virginia restaurant amid reported cases of norovirusJuly 25, 2017

Chipotle closes Virginia restaurant amid reported cases of norovirus. The Washington Post (7/18, Dewey, 12.92M) reports a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, temporarily closed on Tuesday after several customers reported they became ill after eating there. The chain previously experienced a series of E.coli, salmonella, and norovirus outbreaks beginning in 2015, and temporarily closed more than 2,000 …

Dirty hospital bed railings at University of Pennsylvania

Blame over dirty hospital bed railings at University of Pennsylvania unclear. The Philadelphia Inquirer (7/20, Avril, 1.73M) reports that janitorial staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania performed substandard work “cleaning the hinges on bed railings last fall,” according to Pennsylvania Department of Health officials. One physician contends, however, the bed hinges’ faulty design, which …

Chipotle Lawsuit

Chipotle shareholder sues chain over latest food-safety issue. Bloomberg News (7/21, Mehrotra, 3.08M) reported that a shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chipotle arguing that the “company made misleading statements to bolster confidence that it had resolved the health and safety troubles from 2015, when it was forced to close all of its US …

Audi recall

Audi to recall 850,000 diesel vehicles to update emissions software. Reuters (7/21, Schuetze) reported Audi announced Friday the launch of a recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles “to update vehicle software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans.” The AP (7/21, McHugh, Moulson) stated that “the free program, which will apply …

US judge approves $125 million ruling against Volkswagen

US judge approves $125 million ruling against Volkswagen for fees, costs of diesel owners. Reuters (7/21, Shepardson) reported US District Judge Charles Breyer on Friday “approved $125 million in fees and costs for lawyers who sued Volkswagen AG…on behalf of U.S. owners of 88,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions.” Reuters added Breyer’s ruling …

Sabrett recalls over 7 million pounds of hot dogsJuly 16, 2017

ABC World News Tonight reported, “More than seven million pounds of Sabrett hot dogs” are being recalled because “they may contain bone fragments.” According to the report, “the packages were distributed nationwide and have the number 8854 inside the USDA inspection mark.” The AP reported “the recall affects beef and pork hot dogs and sausages produced on various …

$900,000 for Slip and Fall on IceJuly 10, 2017

Slip and Fall: A man who slipped on ice in Point Pleasant, NJ will receive a $900,000 settlement. A commercial parking lot was next to a two family home, which was rented by the plaintiff. On the day of this incident, it was alleged by the plaintiff that the sidewalk was covered in snow and …

Summer Safety TipsJuly 5, 2017

Check out Summer Safety Tips from the National Safety Council! http://www.nsc.org/learn/Pages/safety-events-summer-safety.aspx Beat the Heat ​Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. Bug Safety Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you …