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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Recalled due to Ignition Problems

General Motors has recalled 2.6 million older compact cars with defective ignition switches since February. On Monday, the automaker announced it was recalling 3.16 million mid- to large-size vehicles with a similar, but different, ignition problem. According to the New York Times, Monday’s recall includes certain model years of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

About the Chevrolet Monte Carlo Ignition Key Recall

GM announced on Monday a recall affecting 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to inadvertently move out of the “run” position. The latest recall includes seven vehicle models, including the 2006-2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Because of a slot design at the head of the key, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, it is possible for the ignition to shut off if the car hits bumps in the road or experiences a “jarring road event.” Owners are strongly advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired. GM says dealers will put a key insert into the slot which leaves only a hole for the key ring.

GM says it is aware of six injuries and eight crashes related to the ignition key recall.

Last week, the automaker recalled nearly 600,000 Chevy Camaros with a similar key problem. GM says the problem with the newer recalls is different than the small-car ignition recall. In those vehicles, the problem was caused by a defective ignition switch whereas the latest recall is a problem with the key design. In the end, the result is the same: the ignition switch can moves out of “run,” causing engine stalls and may disable safety features such as airbags, power steering, and power brakes.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

On Monday, GM also raised its expected second-quarter charge of $400 million to $700 million to cover the expenses of the new recalls. Overall, the automaker has taken $2 billion in charges this year. So far this year, GM has issued 44 recalls which affect more than 20 million vehicles worldwide.

Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.

As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

GM Recalls Buick Regal LS and GS with Ignition Problems

General Motors recalled 2.6 million older compact cars with defective ignition switches four months ago. On Monday, the automaker announced it was recalling 3.16 million mid- to large-size vehicles with a similar, but different, ignition problem. According to the New York Times, Monday’s recall includes certain model years of the Buick Regal LS and GS.

About the Buick Regal Ignition Key Recall

GM announced on Monday a recall affecting 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to inadvertently move out of the “run” position. The latest recall includes seven vehicle models, including the 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS and GS.

Because of a slot design at the head of the key, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, it is possible for the ignition to shut off if the car hits bumps in the road or experiences a “jarring road event.” Owners are strongly advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired. GM says dealers will put a key insert into the slot which leaves only a hole for the key ring.

GM says it is aware of six injuries and eight crashes related to the ignition key recall.

GM says the problem is different than the small-car ignition recall. In those vehicles, the problem was caused by a defective ignition switch whereas the latest recall is a problem with the key design. In the end, the result is the same: the ignition switch can moves out of “run,” causing engine stalls and may disable safety features such as airbags, power steering, and power brakes. Last week, the automaker recalled over 500,000 Chevy Camaros with a similar key problem.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

The automaker raised its expected second-quarter charge of $400 million to $700 million to cover the expenses of the new recalls. Overall, GM has taken $2 billion in charges this year. GM has issued 44 recalls this year which affect more than 20 million vehicles worldwide.

Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.

As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

Buick Lucerne Recalled due to Ignition Problems

Four months ago, General Motors recalled 2.6 million older compact cars with defective ignition switches. Now, the automaker is recalling 3.16 million mid- to large-size vehicles with a similar, but different, ignition problem. According to the New York Times, the newest recall includes certain model years of the Buick Lucerne.

About the Buick Lucerne Ignition Key Recall

On Monday, GM announced it was recalling 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to inadvertently move out of the “run” position. The latest recall includes seven vehicle models, including the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne.

GM says it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to the ignition key recall.

Because of a slot design at the head of the key, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, it is possible for the ignition to shut off if the car hits bumps in the road or experiences a “jarring road event.” Owners are strongly advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired. GM says dealers will put a key insert into the slot which leaves only a hole for the key ring.

GM says the problem is different than the small-car ignition recall. In those vehicles, the problem was caused by a defective ignition switch whereas the latest recall is a problem with the key design. However, the end result is the same: the ignition switch moves out of “run,” causing engine stalls and safety features such as airbags, power steering, and power brakes may become disabled. Last week, the automaker recalled over 500,000 Chevy Camaros with a similar key problem.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

GM has issued 44 recalls this year which affect more than 20 million vehicles worldwide. The automaker raised its expected second-quarter charge of $400 million to $700 million to cover the expenses of the new recalls. Overall, GM has taken $2 billion in charges this year.

Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.

As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

GM Recalls Cadillac Deville for Ignition Problems

On Monday the list of General Motors vehicles with ignition problems continued to grow as the automaker recalled 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty key design, according to an article in Time. Certain model years of the Cadillac Deville were included in Monday’s recall.

About the Cadillac Deville Ignition Key Recall

GM has announced it is recalling 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to unintentionally move out of the “run” position. One of the vehicle models affected by that recall is the 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville.

GM says it is aware of six injuries and eight crashes related to the latest recall.

The automaker says the ignition keys have a slot on the head of the key that, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, make it possible for the ignition to shut off if the car has a “jarring road event.” Owners are strongly advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired. GM says dealers will put a key insert into the slot which leaves only a hole for the key ring.

Unlike the widely publicized ignition switch recall that affected the Saturn Ion, Chevy Cobalt, and related older models earlier this year, GM says the new recall is a problem with the GM key itself rather than a defective switch. The result, however, is the same: safety features such as airbags, power brakes, and power steering can become disabled resulting in a greater risk of crashes or injury. On Friday, GM recalled nearly 600,000 Chevy Camaros with a similar key design problem.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

To-date, GM has issued 44 recalls this year which affect more than 20 million vehicles worldwide. The automaker raised its expected second-quarter charge of $400 million to $700 million to cover the expenses of the new recalls. Overall, GM has taken $2 billion in charges this year.

Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.

As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

Buick Lacrosse Recalled for Ignition Problems

On Monday, General Motors added 3.16 million vehicles to a growing list of vehicles with ignition problems, according to USA Today. Included in the newest recalls are certain model years of the Buick Lacrosse.

About the Buick Lacrosse Ignition Key Recall

General Motors says it is recalling 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to inadvertently move out of the “run” position. One of the vehicle models affected by that recall is the 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse.

The automaker says the ignition keys themselves have a slot on the head of the key that, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, make it possible for the ignition to shut off if the car has a “jarring road event.” GM says dealers will use a key insert to fill in the slot and leave only a hole for the key ring. Owners are advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired.

GM says it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to the latest recall.

The newest round of GM ignition recalls comes just days after the automaker announced a recall of nearly 600,000 Camaros with a poor key design that can lead to moving engine stalls. Although both of the latest recalls result in the same disabling of safety features such as airbags, power brakes, and power steering, GM says the problem is not the same as the recall that affected the Chevrolet CobaltSaturn Ion, and related models earlier this year. In those vehicles, says the automaker, the ignition switch itself was defective.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

GM also announced five separate smaller recalls on Monday for various issues such as defective gear shifts, airbag defects, and power-assist problems.

Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.

As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

General Motors Recalls Chevy Camaros for Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors issued a recall today for Chevrolet Camaros with an ignition switch defect, according to Reuters.

About the Chevy Camaro Recall

According to GM, approximately 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros have been recalled due to an ignition switch problem. The automaker says a driver’s knee can come into contact with the key fob and push the ignition switch out of the “run” position, causing engine stalls.

GM has said it is aware of four minor injuries related to the Camaro ignition defect. The company says it detected the problem while testing vehicles in the wake of the Cobalt and Ion recalls.

The recall affects Camaros with model years 2010 to 2014. GM has said it will notify owners of the recall and dealers will provide them with a new key.

Unrelated to Small-Car Ignition Recall

While this might sound eerily similar to the GM ignition recall announced earlier this year, GM says this is an unrelated issue.  In the case of the Camaro recall, a “switchblade key” design can cause the key to pop out of the key fob when a small button is depressed. Even though the mechanics of the problem are different, the end result is the same: the engine shuts off and safety features such as power steering, airbags, and power brakes are disabled.

In February, GM issued a recall that would eventually be expanded to cover 2.6 million older compact cars, including the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and Pontiac G5. Documents showed that GM employees were aware of problems with the ignition switches installed in these vehicles for more than a decade. At least 13 deaths and 54 crashes have been associated with the defect. That recall has raised various investigations, fines, and legal action against the automaker.

GM Lawsuits Seeking Economic Losses Consolidated

A panel of judges has announced that lawsuits seeking economic losses as a result of the General Motors ignition switch recall will be consolidated and heard in New York federal court, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decision was announced in a three-page-order on Monday.

About the GM Recall Lawsuits

Over 80 civil lawsuits have been filed against GM stemming from the massive 2.6 million vehicle recall announced by the automaker earlier this year. The majority of those suits claim economic losses due to repairs and devalued resale costs. Monday’s ruling will consolidate those suits and send them to U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman. Furman will handle all pretrial rulings related to the cases.

The New York court was deemed by the panel to be “the most appropriate choice” for the suits because it is the same court that handled bankruptcy proceedings for both GM and Delphi.  Additionally, Furman has some familiarity with the cases, having heard appeals related to the GM bankruptcy.

Last month in Chicago, lawyers argued over where the cases should be sent. Some lawyers urged for Southern California where the Toyota lawsuits had been heard.

Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Cases Not Included

The ruling does not affect the small handful of serious injury and wrongful death cases that have been filed against GM. Plaintiffs’ lawyers say there are several hundred more such cases that could be filed depending on the terms of a GM compensation fund that are expected later this month.

In April, GM announced it had tapped attorney Ken Feinberg to develop a GM fund to compensate the families of those killed or seriously injured in accidents involving the recalled vehicles. Last week, both CEO Mary Barra and President Dan Amman confirmed that Feinberg would be given sole discretion over who is eligible and how much victims can receive. GM expects to begin accepting claims as soon as Aug. 1.

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall. As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

Car Seat Stroller Adaptor Recalled

Phil&teds has issued an immediate recall for 265 infant car seat stroller adaptors due to reports of the adaptors cracking and breaking when stored in cold temperatures.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising consumers to stop using and return the phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers because the adaptors, which are used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller, can crack making them unstable and posing a falling hazard to infants.

INCIDENTS LINKED TO CAR SEAT ADAPTORS FOR STROLLERS

  • 2 reports of adaptors cracking and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.
  • No reported injuries.

PHIL&TEDS RECALL INFORMATION

Information below provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • 265 recalled units were sold in the US and 122 sold in Canada through baby product and specialty stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com and phil&teds.com from April 2013 through March 2014 for about $40.
  • The recalled units are phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors used to attach infant car seats to the phil&teds stroller models: the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. The TS26 adaptors also are compatible with the following car seats: Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton.
  • The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic that attach on the left and right side of the car seat to connect the stroller to the car seat.
  • “TS26,” “philandteds,” “L” for left, “R” for right and UPC “9 420015 7 4004” are printed on the adaptors.
  • Consumers should stop using the recalled adaptors and contact phil&teds for free replacement adaptors.

Attorney Ken Feinberg Will Decide GM Settlements

Defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million older compact cars are officially to blame for 13 deaths and 54 crashes; independent research and federal safety regulators have indicated the true number of deaths is much higher. In an announcement yesterday, General Motors has said it will compensate anyone who lost a one or was seriously hurt in accidents involving these switches, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Ken Feinberg to Decide Settlements

In April, GM CEO Mary Barra testified before Congress and announced the automaker had hired victims’ compensation attorney Ken Feinberg to assist with developing a GM compensation fund. Now, GM says, Feinberg will be in charge of deciding eligibility requirements and how much victims are compensated for deaths and serious injuries that resulted from the defective switches. Claims will be accepted beginning Aug. 1.

Barclays, a financial services company, told the Detroit Free Press that GM is estimated to pay $2.5 billion in settlements in fines related to the ignition recall. In May, GM announced it had reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Transportation in which the automaker would pay $35 million – the maximum allowed fine – for delaying the recall for over a decade.

Although GM shed legal responsibility for accidents that occurred prior to July 2009 bankruptcy filings, Barra has maintained the company has a “civic and moral responsibility” to victims.

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall. As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.

Black Box Warning Labels for Tanning Beds

According to the Boston Globe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that sunlamps used in tanning salons will now require a black box warning label stating that the product should not be used on children under the age of 18.

About the New Tanning Bed Warning Requirements

While the new action does not ban the use of tanning beds by teens, as recommended by an FDA advisory committee in 2010, it does require that the products include warning labels addressing cancer risks and advising tanning bed users to be “regularly evaluated for skin cancer.”

The instructions must be posted in all materials used to promote and market sunlamps and tanning beds, including websites, brochures, and user instructions.

Additionally, the FDA has reclassified the devices as “moderate-risk” in place of “low-risk.” Manufacturers will now be required to demonstrate that their products meet performance testing targets and meet other designated product design elements before the products can be put in tanning salons or sold to consumers.

Increased Risk of Cancer for All Users

“The FDA has taken an important step today to address the risk to public health from sunlamp products. Repeated UV exposure from sunlamp products poses a risk of skin cancer for all users.” – Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health as published by the Boston Globe

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people who use indoor tanning salons, even once, have a 59 percent increased risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The risk is increased with every use as radiation exposure in cumulative.

Additionally, it is estimated that tanning devices result in more than 450,000 cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer and 10,000 melanoma cases every year.

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, Texas, and Vermont have all banned minors from using tanning beds, and Massachusetts requires that minors get written parental consent and children under the age for 14 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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