Vehicle and Product Safety

In-depth Research and Analysis that Brings Clarity to Complex Issues

Safety Strategies

Structuring and Implementing Plans to Improve Product Safety and Practices

Vehicle and Product Safety Defects

Global Research Covering Defect History, Standards and Regulations, and Alternative Design

Vehicle and Product Safety Inspection

Inspection Protocols, Identifying and Analyzing Stored Data and Evaluating Failures

Vehicle and Product Safety

Detailed Analysis and Evaluation of Product Failures

Biomechanical Analysis & Injury Review

Providing a Cost-effective Approach to Understanding Injury Causation

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We provide research, investigation, analysis, strategies, and advocacy on safety matters. Including motor vehicle issues, consumer, medical, industrial, farm, and construction product safety. We work with clients to help them understand the history surrounding issues that cause injuries and fatalities, to resolve safety issues, and to promote safety and reduce harm.

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Investigative Insights

CPSC Rulemaking on Off-Road Vehicles Heats Up

Two and a half years ago, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff approached the triad of off-road vehicle trade groups – the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), the Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association (ROHVA), and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) – with some data and an offer: Write a voluntary standard to address fire […]

 

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Hyundai-Kia’s Billion Dollar Engine Problem that Broke the NHTSA Civil Penalty Barrier

A federal judge in California has put one class-action lawsuit in peril and approved a settlement in another alleging defects in Hyundai and Kia engines. The Korean automaker’s billion-dollar-plus legal liability is on top of the largest civil penalty the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ever levied against an automaker. The language of the […]

 

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Congress Turns to the GAO, after NHTSA Blows Deadlines

Last Wednesday, a trio from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including its powerful chair Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to find out why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has dragged its feet in completing nearly 20 Congressionally mandated rulemakings and reports in the last seven years.  The 2012 […]

 

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