Friday, February 26, 2016

Huge Toyota Recall of Almost Three Million SUVs Issued

Canadian safety officials recently investigated a crash that killed two people, and that investigation resulted in a worldwide recall of almost three million Toyota SUVs. The investigation was opened after a crash that occurred between a Toyota RAV4 and a Chevy Silverado in eastern Washington. Two people were killed in the backseat of the RAV4 in the collision.
An investigation was opened because in the accident, the seat belts in the back seat were cut. The investigation found that seat belts can come into contact with a metal seat cushion frame in a severe crash. After the investigation, Toyota also opened an investigation and confirmed the problem. Toyota was allegedly unaware of the problem until notified by Canadian officials.
Included in the recall are 1.25 million RAV4s in the U.S. and Canada from the 2006 to 2012 model years. RAV4 electric vehicles from years 2012 to 2014 are also included in the recall.
It appears that in this case Toyota was completely unaware of the problem. In many cases, companies do become aware of safety problems with their products, but refuse to issue a recall because of the expense and the negative publicity involved. Companies who manufacture dangerous products can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of those products.
If you have been injured by a dangerous consumer product, call the Plano personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We will help you obtain compensation for your injuries, and we will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more.

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