This App Could Save Your Life

I am David Salazar with the Safety Guardians. As an attorney based in Houston, Texas, I practice all over the state and the country. My blog and my Facebook group are meant to make you aware of any of the safety issues that may occur in your home.


Dangerous household items

A lot of commonly known household items are extremely dangerous and I want to make sure that you know about them. So we’ll go over food that may have been recalled, and dangerous products such as household or kitchen items that have been recalled, including washers, dryers, and even lawn mowers. We’ll go over these things just to tell you what’s dangerous.


Updates on NHTSA

Today, I’m going to talk about an update that I just found on NHTSA. NHTSA is a regulatory system, and it stands for the National Highway and Transportation Safety Association.

NHTSA used to email people when they were curious about different types of recalls, especially when it came to their own vehicles. Now, it has updated it’s system and you can actually download an app and they will notify you immediately if there is a recall on your particular car. The app is very new.


The new app

This is great news for NHTSA. NHTSA was notoriously slow at trying to get these recalls out and it wasn’t efficient at all. If you look at the new app, you see that they break it down by vehicle, car seat, tires, and equipment. If you go down, it looks like it’s extremely user friendly.

You basically just put in the VIN number and you’ll receive notifications immediately about any kind of recall that affects your vehicle. This is great, especially for people who have more than one vehicle.

If you scroll down, it shows you, once you enable the notifications, that about 25% of recalled vehicles are never fixed. These are little insights that NHTSA also gives you that are really helpful. Because I guarantee you, a lot of people may not even have any idea that there’s a recall on their car or how much of a danger it actually poses. I want to make sure that you understand that.


If you have questions

If you have any questions, I would be happy to send you a link to both the actual app and to the article that talks about it. I’m trying to make sure you stay safe on the road. Of course, if you have already had an accident due to what you feel is a faulty recall, let me know. I’m here to help.


A client case

We’ve handled lots of these cases before. I’ve got a client right now who was severely injured and hit us up because there was a recall on his Chrysler 300. He suffered severe burns on about 80% of this body. We came to find out that there was a fire recall on his car. And he did not get a notification about it.

Hopefully, something like this will never happen to you. Be sure to be proactive and get something like this taken care of. If you have any questions, my name is David Salazar. I love talking about this stuff and pointing you in the right direction. If, for some reason, anything comes up, get in touch. I look forward to talking to you.