In July 2023, a large cargo ship loaded with nearly 3,000 vehicles caught fire off the coast of the Dutch Island of Ameland. Seven crew members leaped 100 feet into the sea to escape the blaze. The catastrophe left one sailor dead and 22 others injured. The Coast Guard reported that the fire could continue for days. Although the sides of the ship were doused with water, rescue workers were afraid of causing the ship to become unstable and sink if too much water was used to extinguish the blaze.
If you bought Kia’s Sportage SUVs from the 2008 and 2009 model years, you might have to replace them. This is because Kia is recalling the models due to various safety threats. If you own this car, you might wonder what triggered the recall. Read on to find the reason and how an attorney can help you seek compensation in case of any damages.
On March 1, 2022, a European cargo ship called the Felicity Ace carrying almost 4,000 motor vehicles sank in the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles south of the Azorean Islands after catching fire.
The fire that destroyed the Felicity Ace was caused by a spontaneous lithium-ion battery fire. Once the fire started, the Porsche and Audi electric vehicles (EVs) on the ship burned at an alarming rate, and authorities were unable to save the Felicity Ace.
A defective auto part is incredibly dangerous. When you are driving, you know to check your mirror, pay attention to speed limits, and watch out for potentially dangerous or impaired drivers. However, no amount of defensive driving on your part will keep you safe from a defective auto part. Defects can cause sudden and unexpected issues, leading to you losing complete control over your vehicle. Sadly, there are a handful of faulty auto parts that are more common than you think.
As the holidays approach and parents begin shopping for toys for their little ones, it is important to keep safety in mind when making toy purchases. While seemingly harmless at first glance, there are several toys on the market that can potentially be hazardous to your children, causing choking, paralysis, and possible strangulation. To help you make informed purchases and keep your kids safe, our firm has created a short list of toys to avoid purchasing this holiday season.
1. “BUD” Wheely Cute Pull Along: This fluffy pull toy for infants has a hidden danger in that the blue hub caps on the toy’s wheels can break off and present a choking hazard.
A Fort Worth, Texas beef processor is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef because the products may be contaminated by E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that there was a high health risk for products that were provided by PFP Enterprises, though there are no reports of consumers being sickened. The products were produced on December 5, 2013 and distributed to retail stores and restaurants in several states. The products that have been recalled have an establishment number of Est. 34715 inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.