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America’s Defective Products Crisis is Getting Worse

Two months ago I wrote about “America’s defective products crisis,” but new information, as well as products liability developments since my last blog, have made it clear the problem is bigger than I anticipated. In the past two months alone, millions of additional motor vehicles and dozens of other defective products have been recalled for public safety reasons. GM is in survival mode, playing the blame game at Congressional hearings, in Grand Jury proceedings, and in dozens of far-reaching and legally challenging lawsuits.

But while GM pleads for understanding and points fingers, consumers and fellow drivers like you and me are left wondering if it is safe to get back behind the wheel. GM has managed to fix only a couple hundred thousand faulty vehicles, while they and other manufacturers have added millions to the recall list. We consumers are clearly losing the defective motor vehicle battle.

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AMERICA’S DEFECTIVE PRODUCT CRISIS – Spotlight on General Motors Corporation

There is a defective products crisis in America today. There are defective products all around us and new ones are constantly entering the marketplace. This crisis is evident in many places with many different kinds of products. There are defective products in our homes, workplaces, hospitals, schools, medical clinics, and on the roads we drive.

For example, there are well over two million General Motors Cobalt motor vehicles with defective ignition switches on our roads today. This defect has already killed at least 13 people. Any one of these estimated 2.6 million motor vehicles could cause an accident today, exposing the driver and everyone nearby to a moving vehicle with no power brakes, power steering, or airbags. General Motors is slowly recalling them for repairs while refusing to issue a public safety “do not drive” or “park it now” recommendation to the motoring public. GM is trying to dodge liability in bankruptcy court, which is undoubtedly the first of many legal defenses it will eventually assert.

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