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Novelty motorcycle helmets are a leading cause of consumer death

When you take the precaution of wearing a helmet while riding your motorcycle along Georgia's scenic roads and highways, naturally you're going to believe the helmet will protect you if you're in an accident. A helmet that's federally regulated for safety can greatly reduce the chance of serious injury or death from a head impact . However, there's a specific group of helmets that is growing in popularity, and many bikers may not even realize they offer little to no protection during a crash.

Tainted food from Georgia plant finally leads to indictments

Businesses have a responsibility to provide safe products to their customers. Not only does a company face serious lawsuits if their products cause consumer injury, but company officials and employees can be charged with criminal offenses if it was proven that they knowingly provided dangerous or defective products to the public.

Possible metal contamination in food distributed to Georgia

Whether from foreign objects or deadly bacteria, food contamination is a dangerous occurrence that pops up in headlines now and then, especially if the result is consumer injury or death. Fortunately, this wasn't the case for two food manufacturers recently when machinery failure resulted in possible defective products that were recalled in order to protect the public. No cases of injury were reported but this type of mistake could have easily taken a different turn.

Glass cookware under scrutiny with increasing consumer injury

During the holiday season, many households used glass cookware among their cooking products and serving dishes. The number of complaints the Consumer Product Safety Commission received in 1999 on spontaneously breaking glassware was two; that number had soared to 144 in 2011. The nation's two top brands for kitchen glassware, Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, have been the subject of numerous experiments and studies in order to see if consumer complaints about the glass pans being defective products are valid.

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