Blog Posts - Medical Devices



What Exactly Qualifies As a Personal Injury & Why Should I File a Claim?

Personal injury claims can become extremely complex in the blink of an eye, and that leaves many victims struggling with chronic pain and mounting medical bills. Taking some extra time to learn about common personal injury cases and what you can do t...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Dec 15, 2016

GM Airbag Supplier First Informed Auto Industry of Safety Risks in Takata Airbags Two Decades Ago

Revelations on the front page of the New York Times point to an automotive industry that was aware of extreme safety flaws in cheaper airbags made by Takata Corp. as early as the late 1990s. The story raises doubt over the enforceability of product s...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Dec 6, 2016

Approximately 20,000 Strollers Recalled Because of Defect

ABC News reports on its website that approximately 20,000 Safety 1st brand Step and Go Travel Systems “baby strollers have been voluntarily recalled after many were found to have a defect that caused small children to fall out of their seat.” Ac...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Dec 5, 2016

If Parts Aren’t Available to Fix Takata Airbag, Get a Loaner Car

NY1-TV New York reports with the Takata airbag recall expanding to now affect nearly 70 million vehicles, car owners are facing delays for repairs a replacement parts supplies dwindle. Federal officials are now advising drivers affected by the recal...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 31, 2016

NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler Under-Reported Vehicular Deaths

The AP reports that the NHTSA said Fiat Chrysler failed to disclose “some deaths, injuries and other information to the agency as required by law.” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx “told reporters he will call a meeting in Washington wit...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 30, 2016

Consumer Advocate Criticizes CarMax for Selling Recalled Vehicles

James B. Treece writes at Automotive News reports that Sean Kane, a consumer advocate, bought a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with three unfixed recall orders on it from CarMax. The report says that Kane is upset but the CarMax did everything it had to...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 3, 2016

Senate Report Shows Mercedes, Ferrari, & Daimler Vans are Selling New Cars with Takata Airbags.

Reuters reports the US Senate released a report on Wednesday that said Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Daimler Vans have admitted to installing defective Takata airbags in new vehicles. The Hill reports Sen. Bill Nelson, ranking member on the Commer...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Aug 1, 2016

All You Need to Know About Legal Highs, and How They Are Riskier Than Illegal Drugs

(Image Source) The Psychoactive Substances Act has just come into effect in the UK, prohibiting the production, supply, and importation of synthetic substances – called legal highs – that can have the same effects on the human body as some class-...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jul 5, 2016

Consumer-focused technology is transforming healthcare as we know it

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, NHTSA Says

The AP reports that a deadly crash in Batavia, Ohio involving a 12-ton semi-trailer that got detached from its tractor and two other pickup trucks whose drivers were killed prompted the NHTSA to raise the possibility that the hitch might have been...
by P.I.S.S.D. on May 9, 2016

ISO 13485:2016 – new medical devices standard

ISO 13485 sets out the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry. It has recently been revised to respond to the latest developments in quality management, technology and regulatory requirements that relate...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on May 5, 2016

Lawsuit Claims Boston Scientific Sold Defective Vaginal Mesh Implants

The Boston Globe reports that a lawsuit has been filed against Boston Scientific Corp. in West Virginia Federal court alleging that the company sold “defective vaginal mesh implants made from materials smuggled from China.” The complaint allege...
by P.I.S.S.D. on May 5, 2016

Keyless Vehicles Contain Possibly Deadly “Design Defect”

NBC News reports that critics warn that keyless push-button ignition systems are flawed, and contain an “inherent design defect,” according to Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, that allows it to continue generate carbon m...
by P.I.S.S.D. on May 2, 2016

Carfax: Number of US Vehicles With Open Safety Recalls Reaches 47 Million

Reuters reports that according to Carfax, the number of recalled vehicles in the US increased to 47 million, up 27% from last year. Although recalled vehicles can be repaired free of charge at dealerships, the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Apr 26, 2016

DIY Power Tool Safety 101

While the saying “accidents happen” is true in day-to-day life, there are plenty of opportunities to prevent unnecessary accidents from happening, especially when it comes to DIY projects and power tools. With Pinterest and Facebook highl...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Mar 2, 2016

NHTSA Defective, Audit Report Finds

Car and Driver in a blog slams the NHTSA over its “incompetent, mismanaged staff who are practically set up by their superiors to fail.” The article references a DOT 11-month audit of the Agency that found that NHTSA needs an overhaul from the n...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Feb 22, 2016

Peterbilt Recalls Semis With Tire Issues

The AP reports that Peterbilt has “volunteered to recall more than 2,000 semis because they can travel at speeds greater than their tires can safely handle.” Peterbilt said in documents posted by the NHTSA that, “a premature tire failure may...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Feb 4, 2016

Britax Recalling More Than 71,000 Car Seats

The AP reports Britax Child Safety “is recalling more than 71,000 infant car seats because the carrying handles can break.” The seats’ handles can reportedly crack and break, according to the NHTSA. “The recall covers the B-Safe 35, the B-S...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jan 26, 2016

Cardiac Issues Associated with High-Dose Drug Trial

Last week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Active Biotech AB announced they were ending the higher-dose portions of two multiple-sclerosis medication studies. The decision came after eight patients suffered nonfatal... Read More The...
by Zintro Blog on Jan 21, 2016

Advocates Criticize Senate Bill That Goes Against Rental Car, Rail Safety

The AP reports that a transportation bill “introduced by a Senate committee chairman would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired and eliminate any hard deadline for railroads to start using” positive...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Jan 20, 2016


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