Chrysler Refuses NHTSA Request for Safety Recall for Grand Cherokee and Liberty

On June 5, 2013, Chrysler Group LLC, who many feel owes its existence to the $12.5 billion payout by American taxpayers in 2009, took the extremely rare step of rejecting a safety recall requested by the US auto safety regulatory, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] despite the fact the rate of collisions in [...]

June 7th, 2013|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

Ford Recalls 450,000 Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak; 3rd Fuel Line Recall in Last Year

What is happening at Ford with fuel line leaks? For the third time since July 2012, Ford once again is recalling vehicles due to fuel line leaks and the specters of auto fires bring the total number of Ford vehicles recalled to over 550,000. In July 2012, Ford recalled over 11,000 2013 Ford Escape SUVs, [...]

June 6th, 2013|Automobile Defects|0 Comments

510(k); Pathway for Safer drugs or Recipe for Disaster

Recent medical disasters such as the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, and transvaginal mesh cases have revealed that medical devices were approved for use without adequate clinical data based on a grandfathering type provision in the FDA called a 510(k) process, where a new device that is cleared as "substantially equivalent" as a previously approved device [...]