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2016 in product recalls

The year 2016 was a big one for product recalls, with perhaps the massive recalls of Takata airbags and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 making the most headlines. Many of these recalls were the result of consumers suffering serious injury because of the product was defectively designed or manufactured. Here are some of the most important recalls of 2016, as reported by the Glen Falls Post-Star: · Takata airbags. Specifically, the inflators that tended to cause airbags to burst open too hard. At 100,000,000 inflators involved, this is the biggest auto recall in history. · CRF Frozen foods. The company…

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13-year-old dies of brain tumor missed by hospital

Failure to take a patient’s symptoms seriously or to obtain a complete and thorough history of symptoms enough can lead to catastrophe. That is what the family of a teenage girl who died of a brain tumor in 2016 say caused her death. They are suing the hospital and three doctors for medical malpractice for failing to diagnose the tumor in time to treat it. According to the Concord Monitor, the girl first began experiencing headaches in February. She went to the hospital and was told to come back if they got worse or she started vomiting. Two months later,…

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San Francisco unveils 1st ‘protected intersection’

San Francisco’s Vision Zero campaign includes an effort to avoid personal injuries to citizens by, in part, changing city’s streets to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists. City officials optimistically hope to eliminate traffic fatalities in San Francisco by 2024. Making pedestrian and bicycle safety a priority is especially important at high-volume intersections. Last month, one of San Francisco’s most dangerous intersections received safety upgrades intended to eliminate the danger riders and walkers face from reckless drivers. On Dec. 21, city officials officially unveiled San Francisco’s first “protected intersection” at Ninth and Division streets. According to SFBAy.ca, the intersection now includes…

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