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Ford Motor Recalls Over 12,500 Vehicles Due to Potential Child Safety Lock Failure

September 13th, 2013 Auto Accidents

As with most other people in the country, residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas buckle up in their cars and trucks everyday expecting that the safety features in their cars will provide extra-added protection against personal injury in the event of an accident. Of those safety features, most would agree that child safety locks are among the most important.

Very recently, Ford Motor announced a recall of over 12,500 of its vehicles because the child safety locks in the rear doors could fail. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the affected vehicles — namely the 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured from November 29, 2012, through December 12, 2012 — after a certain number of door openings and closings the child safety locks may change from an activated position to a deactivated position without notice. If the child lock is deactivated, the door could be unlocked and opened from the inside which could lead to an unrestrained child falling out and getting severely injured.  They also announced that the recall would begin on August 5, 2013.

Product failures and other faulty mechanisms in cars and other vehicles are not always quickly discovered or reported, and in many cases serious injury can occur as a result. This could lead to product liability lawsuits and personal injury claims. Be aware that the law protects you and your children when injuries sustained in a car accident can be traced to a fault on the part of your car’s manufacturer.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Arkansas, contact the law firm of Nolan Caddell Reynolds. With offices in Fort Smith and Rogers, we are established as one of the most trusted groups of accident attorneys in Arkansas & Oklahoma. If you’ve been injured, call us at 479-782-5297 or toll free at 1-800-709-5297. You can also find us online at www.nolancaddellreynolds.com.

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