Toyota Reaches Settlement over Defective Vehicles

Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department over faulty accelerators on cars they refused to recall. The largest penalty ever imposed on an automobile company, the settlement is a direct result […]

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New FDA Testosterone Warning

The FDA has issued a new warning to men using testosterone medications, stating that these medications can increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke. The agency says that men over the age […]

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Nearly Four Million Graco Car Seats Recalled

Graco, one of the most popular manufacturers of children’s products, has issued a recall for almost four million car seats sold between 2009 and 2013. According to the company, these seats have a buckle defect […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Sickens over 400 People in 23 States

On October 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a Public Health Alert regarding illness caused by the antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg. This outbreak has been linked to chicken products […]

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Google Glass Operation While Driving Case Closed

Cecelia Abadie, the California woman cited by the State Patrol for distracted driving while wearing Google Glass has been cleared of all charges. Officers initially pulled Abadie over for speeding, but issued an additional ticket […]

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Latest Auto Recalls

December has seen a number of recalls for defective vehicle parts. This month: BMW recalled 76,6000 3-Series and 5-Series models from 2006 and 2007 due to airbag defects Volkswagen issued two recalls for electrical issues […]

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Selfies and Car Accidents in Bakersfield

Selfies While Driving is Distracted Driving

Here are some harrowing facts if you are regularly a driver or passenger in a car: The hashtag #driving can be found on over 3 million selfies posted to Instagram Nearly 50,000 photos posted to […]

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FDA Recalls Dietary Supplement

The Food and Drug Administration used its new powers granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for just the second time in forcing a company to recall a popular dietary supplement last week. The […]

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