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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones no longer allowed on planes

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will no longer be allowed on modes of air transportation within, from, and to the United States, beginning Saturday, October 15. The change is under the order of the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration made on October 14.

The ban was made because of reports that units of the Samsung smartphone model have spontaneously combusted and caught fire or exploded. Passengers who try to take their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with them inside airplanes will be subject to fines and criminal prosecution and will have their phones confiscated.

If you sustained physical or emotional trauma during a personal injury accident caused by the negligent actions of an individual in Louisville or other areas of Kentucky, seek financial compensation with the legal assistance of our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm by calling our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


Ford issues recall for 38,000 vans with defective curtain air bags

Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for around 38,000 Transit vans in the United States and Canada due to a defective curtain air bag that may fail to protect occupants in the event of an accident.

Aside from this, recalls for around 5,500 Lincoln MKC of the model years 2015-2016 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles have been issued to be able to update their heaters. The original heaters are capable of overheating, causing an under-hood fire when the car is stationary and the block heater is connected.

Finally, Ford is recalling around 4,764 Ford F-650 and Ford F-750 vehicles due to faulty parking brake cable connector clips that may cause unwanted movement of the vehicle. 

If you have been inconvenienced, harmed, or involved in an accident because of the use of a defective product, do not hesitate to get in touch with our skilled attorneys at Sampson Law Firm in Louisville so we can help you file the appropriate lawsuit against the manufacturers of the dangerous product. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


Ford Motors recalls some Escapes for potential defect

Ford Motor Co. has recently issued a recall for select Ford Escape vehicles due to a “potential issue with panorama roof glass,” in which the glass may not be securely fastened to the vehicles bracket.

Among the affected vehicles are certain 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured within the time period of October 15 to October 22, 2013 at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

Around 1,870 Ford Escape vehicles are in the United States, 140 are in Canada, and 115 vehicles are in Mexico as of June 23, 2014. Ford’s safety communications manager, Kelli Felker said an authorized recall repair can be conducted at a Ford dealership.

Any expenses related to car accidents that arise from automotive defects should be covered by the responsible manufacturer, not the accident victims. We, at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville are ready to help you file a complaint if you experience this particular issue. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050.