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Judge rules GM can be sued for faulty ignition switches

Colorado GM vehicle owners who were affected by faulty GM ignition switches may have the ability to seek punitive damages. However, a judge ruled that the affected individuals would have to prove that the company knew about the faulty ignition switches but attempted to cover the problems up after it emerged from a 2009 bankruptcy.

Honda issues new recall because of faulty airbags

Colorado residents who own Honda vehicles may be interested to learn that Honda Motor Co has issued another recall, this time involving 4.5 million of its cars due to hazardous airbag inflators. So far, eight deaths have been linked to the defective Takata Corp airbag inflators in Honda vehicles. It is unclear if there have been any lawsuits filed because of Takata airbag inflators.

Ford Motors recalls 440,000 vehicles for safety issues

On May 27, Ford announced that it was recalling more than 440,000 vehicles due to problems with their power steering as well as heat-shielding issues. According to the report, the recall involves a number of sedans, crossovers and the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Settlements in Colorado product liability actions

Each year, many people are seriously injured by products that they used in a reasonable manner. In some cases, they may choose to file product liability civil lawsuits against those responsible for placing the defective products on the market. In the event that a settlement offer is made, people should be careful before just accepting it.

Company admits guilt in contaminated Tylenol for children

Parents in Colorado expect manufacturers of children's medicine to adhere to quality control protocols during manufacturing. The guilty plea given by McNeil Consumer Healthcare in federal court regarding contaminated liquid Tylenol and Motrin for infants and children illustrates how a company might make mistakes manufacturing its products.

Toyota ordered to pay after fatal crash

Colorado residents may be interested to hear that Toyota has been found 60 percent at fault for a 2006 fatal car crash. The man who caused the crash said that his 1996 Toyota Camry accelerated on its own and would not stop before slamming into the rear of another vehicle. As a result of the collision, the man driving the other vehicle and his 9-year-old son were killed.

Problems tracking down defective tires may cause accidents

Some Colorado residents who were involved in a car accident may suspect that faulty tires caused their vehicle or someone else's vehicle to crash and injure them. Tire-related accidents account for about 11,000 car accidents each year, injuring more than 6,300 people.

Fines hit automakers for inadequate defect reporting

Colorado motorists can expect stronger enforcement of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act among car manufacturers. Record fines against automakers imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration act as a warning against manufacturers with lax reporting practices.

Keurig recalling millions of coffee makers after burn reports

Some coffee drinkers in Colorado might have to reevaluate how they brew their morning cup. On Dec. 23, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Keurig Green Mountain was recalling over 6.6 million coffee makers in the United States. The coffee makers affected by the recall are the K10 Mini Plus Brewing Systems that were sold in Canada and the U.S. from 2009 to 2014. The coffee makers were sold both online and in stores.

Proving manufacturer liability in Colorado

Regardless of how careful a manufacturer is in producing a safe product, it may be liable for injuries sustained while using that product. However, it may be difficult to prove in court that a defective product was the main cause of an individual's injuries. In some cases, this is because it may be impossible to provide the defective product to be examined.

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