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Dehumidifier Recall Reannounced

The safety concerns related to a recalled product can end up sticking around long after the product is initially recalled. This is because dangerous products are sometimes still in people’s homes or on the secondary market long after they have been recalled. Sometimes, this leads to a recall being reannounced.

Volkswagen Settles Lawsuit Over Emissions Scandal

In 2008, Volkswagen began installing illegal engine control software in several of its Volkswagen and Audi models. The software recognized when the car was being tested for emissions, and increased the engine's emission controls in order to pass the inspection. However, during normal driving conditions, the software would shut down the vehicle's emission controls, resulting in the cars releasing 40 times as many pollutants, thus violating the Clean Air Act.

Is Snapchat Responsible for How Users Engage with its Mobile Apps?

Have you ever marveled at the seemingly obvious warning labels that adorn some of the common household products you use? While such labels may appear to state the obvious, they exist largely to protect the product's maker from liability. In cases where a company fails to take action to warn individuals who use a product of any possible harm or danger that may arise from its use, a company may be held liable for any resulting harm, injuries or deaths.