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NHTSA Reduces Estimate of Takata Airbags that Need Repairs

In a rare bright spot amidst the deluge of auto recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has lowered the number of estimated Takata airbags that need to be repaired from 34 million to 23.4 million. NHTSA added that 4.4 million potentially defective air bag inflators have already been replaced. The Takata airbags contain…

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NHTSA Fines Triumph Motorcycles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has fined British company Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for failing to report a defect. The fine includes a $1.4 million cash penalty, and Triumph must spend at least $500,000 to improve safety practices. The company could also face an additional $1 million fine if additional violations emerge….

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Toxin that can Cause Birth Defects Found in Homes Near Superfund Site

I was alarmed to read that trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent that can cause birth defects, was found inside five South Bay homes near the Del Amo and Montrose Superfund sites in California. TCE can cause heart defects in unborn children and poses a higher cancer risk when inhaled than previously believed, according to recent…

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Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Accidents in L.A.

Nearly 25% of pedestrian-involved traffic accidents in L.A. occur in less than 1% of the city’s intersections, according to an analysis by The Los Angeles Times. In the city of L.A., 579 intersections accounted for almost 23% of the city’s total pedestrian accidents, while 817 intersections accounted for more than 15% of L.A. County’s pedestrian-involved…

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