Lemon Law Basics

Written by John Lee

Lemon laws are laws to protect consumers who purchase defective automobiles. For example, if you buy a new or used car and then find outrepparttar car has a serious problem that is not fixable,repparttar 149003 manufacturers is requested by lemon law to buy back or replacerepparttar 149004 defective vehicle ifrepparttar 149005 defect can not be repaired within a certain number o attempts or within a certain time frame.

Generally speaking, cars and trucks are covered by lemon laws in most states, while some states' lemon laws cover motorcycles and motor homes as well. Also,repparttar 149006 exact criteria for what falls under a lemon law differ from state to state. Most lemon laws define a lemon as a new vehicle with condition or defect that substantially impairsrepparttar 149007 value or use ofrepparttar 149008 vehicle and which has not been repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.

Defective Heart Defibrillators recalled by Guidant Corporation

Written by Mike Mahon

On June17, 2005 Guidant Corporation recalled close to 50,000 heart defibrillators worldwide because of potential malfunctions that could cause injury or death. This recall comes inrepparttar wake of two recent deaths among patients who were implanted with Guidant defibrillators. It is believed that Guidant Corporation failed to inform doctors and patients thatrepparttar 148877 defibrillators contained a defect that could cause them to short-circuit.

The recalled Guidant defibrillators models include: ·Prizm 2 DR, Model 1861, manufactured on or before April 16, 2002 ·Contak Renewal, Model H135, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004 ·Contak Renewal 2, Model H155, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004 ·Prizm AVT Vitality SVT Renewal 3 ·AVT Renewal 4 AVT

On June 24, Guidant issued an advisory concerning these additional defibrillator devices: ·Contak Renewal 3 and 4 ·Renewal 3 and 4 AVT ·Renewal RF

Guidant admits that they discoveredrepparttar 148878 defect as early as 2002. However, even though they changedrepparttar 148879 manufacturing ofrepparttar 148880 devices, they continued to sellrepparttar 148881 defective defibrillators without notifyingrepparttar 148882 doctors or patients ofrepparttar 148883 defects.

Although Guidant has conducted this recall, they have not yet advised whether implanted defibrillators should be replaced. The Food and Drug Administration has advised patients to takerepparttar 148884 following steps: 1.Contact your doctor immediately to determine if your defibrillator is a model being recalled by Guidant. 2.Keep your regularly scheduled doctor appointments. 3.Contact your doctor immediately if you experience an electrical shock from your defibrillator. 4.Contact your doctor immediately if you notice a beeping sound coming from your defibrillator.

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