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Four Injured When Roller Coaster Strikes Tree Branch

Another incident involving a thrill ride has left a group of people injured.

The latest accident occurred at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park when a roller coaster hit a tree branch. The impact dislodged the front car, leaving four people slightly injured while leaving nearly two-dozen passengers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for several hours, Abc13.com reported. More Four Injured When Roller Coaster Strikes Tree Branch

Key Ignition Problem Prompts GM to Issue 44th Vehicle Recall This Year

On Monday, General Motors (GM) announced that it would recall 3.16 million midsize and large cars to modify their ignition switches to avoid a replay of the problems that sparked a recall of 2.9 million small cars in February and March.

The faulty ignition switch has been linked to 13 deaths and 54 crashes. GM says it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries tied to the vehicles involved in the current recall, according to USAToday.com. More Key Ignition Problem Prompts GM to Issue 44th Vehicle Recall This Year

Remington Model 700 and Remington Model Seven Rifles Recalled Due to Risk of Unintentional Discharge

Gun manufacturer Remington has announced a safety recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles. The rifles affected by the recall have a X-Mark Pro, or XMP triggers and were manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.

The recall was issued after Remington found out that rifles equipped with the XMP trigger can fire unintentionally, according to Gunds.com. The issue is very dangerous and could prove fatal if not addressed. Remington said the issue is specific to the XMP trigger only, and all other Model 700 and Model Seven rifles are unaffected by the recall. More Remington Model 700 and Remington Model Seven Rifles Recalled Due to Risk of Unintentional Discharge

G.M. Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles Due to Power Steering Loss

The recalls keep on coming for General Motors. The automotive giant recalled an additional 1.3 million vehicles on Monday, citing a defect that can cause the risk of losing power steering.

G.M. said the defect is unrelated to the massive ignition switch recall that has caused the company to take on a firestorm of criticism. The latest recall comes after an internal review launched by G.M. in response to its recall of 2.4 million vehicles because of the faulty ignition switches that cause vehicles to suddenly shut off, Law360 reported.  More G.M. Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles Due to Power Steering Loss

Federal Agency Knew About G.M. Defect But Failed to Act

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chose not to launch an investigation into the faulty ignition switches of Chevrolet Cobalts and other General Motors vehicles even after a 2007 report by their own investigators provided evidence of four fatal crashes, 29 complaints and more than a dozen other reports that showed the problem disabled air bags, according to a memo released by a House subcommittee on Sunday.

The memo also points out that the NHTSA came to the same decision in 2010 despite receiving more reports that air bags were not properly deploying. More Federal Agency Knew About G.M. Defect But Failed to Act

Nissan Issues Recall Due to Airbag Deployment Problems

In the wake of General Motors recalling 1.6 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch that disables airbag deployment, another automaker has issued a recall amid similar concerns.

Nissan announced it is recalling more than 1 million vehicles to fix faulty airbag sensors that may not deploy the front passenger airbag in the event a crash, MSN reported. More Nissan Issues Recall Due to Airbag Deployment Problems

Fatal Accident in Recalled GM Car Leads to Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against General Motors on behalf of a woman who was killed in a vehicle that has recently been recalled for ignition switch problems.

Aubrey Williams, 32, was killed in a Dec. 4 accident after she lost control of her 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt on an Alabama highway, according to The National Law Journal. William’s vehicle reportedly crossed into the opposing lane and collided into an oncoming 18-wheeler. The lawsuit was filed by Williams’ father, Steve Smith, in Lauderdale County, Ala., Circuit Court. The suit alleges the ignition switch’s failure caused a complete loss of power in the vehicle and led to Williams’ death. More Fatal Accident in Recalled GM Car Leads to Lawsuit

Michigan Man Files Lawsuit against GM After Delayed Recall

A Michigan man has filed a class-action lawsuit against General Motors Co., alleging the automaker had knowledge of faulty ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other older cars but failed to act on the information.

The complaint is the first class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan – and third in the nation – revolving around the defective ignition switch defect, according to The Detroit News. More lawsuits are likely to follow in wake of GM’s recall of 1.62 million cars linked to 12 deaths. GM has been hit by a firestorm of bad press after documents showed the company had information about the defect for a decade, but failed to issue a recall until recently. More Michigan Man Files Lawsuit against GM After Delayed Recall

Top GM Executive Speaks on Delayed Recall

The top executive at General Motors has publicly stepped forward to answer questions regarding the delayed recalled of more than 1.6 million vehicles.

On Tuesday, Chief Executive Mary T. Barra pledged to fix faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 12 deaths and to explain why GM failed for 10 years to correct a problem it knew existed, the New York Times reported. More Top GM Executive Speaks on Delayed Recall

GM Issues Another Recall in Wake of Fatal Ignition Switch Problem

Still under fire for the time it took to recall a host of vehicles that have an ignition defect which has been linked to a number of car accidents and deaths, General Motors has issued three new recalls involving another 1.5 million vehicles.

The largest of the new batch of recalls affects 1.2 million of its popular crossover SUV models that need to have repairs made to the wiring for their seat-mounted side airbags, CNN reported. The models involved in the recall are the 2008-13 Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia, the 2009-13 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook. More GM Issues Another Recall in Wake of Fatal Ignition Switch Problem