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Auto Recall: What’s Wrong with Tesla Model S and Model X Vehicles?

CNBC released a report recently regarding a Tesla recall involving 53,000 of the automaker’s Model S and Model X vehicles. Reportedly, the issue involves a problem with the parking brakes on the vehicles not working properly. What’s Wrong with the Parking Brakes on the Tesla Model X and Model S? According to CNBC, Tesla recall is voluntary. The issue involves the electric parking brakes in Model X and Model S Tesla vehicles manufactured between February and October 2016. Reportedly, the problem could prevent the parking brakes in the vehicles from releasing when they are supposed to do so. Tesla believes the issue has to do with gear in the parking brakes that was improperly manufactured by one the automaker’s third-party vendors. Tesla announced it will begin replacing the defective gears immediately, but that it would not have parts for all the affected vehicles until October 2017. As of this writing,…
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Is It Safe to Island Hop on Small Planes?

How safe is it to island hop on small planes? Recently, a 15-year-old Atlanta girl was killed in a small plane crash in Puerto Rico while on a flight from San Juan to Culebra Island. Per WRBL-TV, the Air America plane crashed off the coast of Pinones, which is east of San Juan. Reportedly, the plane had just taken off from Puerto Rico’s main international airport in San Juan prior to the crash. In addition to claiming the life of the 15-year-old girl, two of the girl’s travel companions, a 14-year-old girl and her 48-year-old father, suffered severe burns in the crash and were hospitalized. The plane’s 22-year-old pilot was also injured in the incident. People who were swimming and sunbathing near the crash site rescued the pilot, 14-year-old girl and 48-year-old father. They reached the crash site using kayaks. As of this writing, the cause of the plane crash…
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After This Settlement, Would You Settle for IKEA Furniture?

Following a series of deadly accidents involving Ikea dressers falling on toddlers, the Swedish company reached a $50 million settlement with the families of the children killed in the fatal IKEA furniture accidents. What’s Wrong with IKEA Furniture? Per a report in The New York Times, Ikea reached a tentative settlement with the families of three toddlers who were each crushed to death by dressers or chests from Ikea’s Malm furniture line. The families filed a product liability lawsuit against Ikea, claiming that the deadly accidents happened because the company’s furniture was poorly designed. In the suit, the families blamed the fatal incidents on the fact that the dressers/chests were unstable due to unsafe design, which led to them falling over and killing their children. In June of last year, Ikea recalled 29 million chests and dressers following the deadly accidents. In addition to the three children of the families…
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