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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in urgently calling on the news media and the public to assist in finding and repairing certain high-risk vehicles with unrepaired air bag inflators before they cause further injuries or fatalities.
The NHTSA has recently announced that new test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment.
The higher-risk inflators are in certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles:
2001-2002 Honda Civic
2001-2002 Honda Accord
2002-2003 Acura TL
2002 Honda CR-V
2002 Honda Odyssey
2003 Acura CL
2003 Honda Pilot
The air bag inflators in these particular vehicles contain a manufacturing defect which greatly increases the potential for dangerous rupture when a crash causes the air bag to deploy. Ruptures are far more likely in inflators in vehicles that have spent significant periods of time in areas of high absolute humidity—particularly Florida, Texas, other parts of the Gulf Coast, and Southern California.
Testing of the inflators from these vehicles show rupture rates as high as 50 percent in a laboratory setting.
Drivers of these vehicles should immediately visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls. Those that do should contact their nearest dealer to schedule a no-cost immediate repair. Replacement parts for these vehicles are available immediately.
Tennessee Promise students needing to complete their community service day time: there will be an organized event at the Cumberland Mountain State Park on Monday July 11th. Arrive anytime from 8am to 11am. Please email as below or call the park at 931 484-6138 to let us know you will be attending and plan for the number of people.
Date/Time: July 11, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
Location: Cumberland Mountain State Park; 24 Office Drive, Crossville, TN 38555
Description: Clear overgrowth from a shelter at peninsula area and build an outdoor stairway
Registration: Email Monica Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate that you are a TN Promise scholar and provide your first and last name.
Severe storms Friday night in Tennessee resulted in three (3) fatalities. In Carter County, a 60-year-old male and 40-year old female were killed when a tree fell on them while camping. In Knox County, a tree fell on a female of undetermined age during a severe storm. There are no other reports of fatalities in the State.
Tennessee remains in a State of Emergency, declared at 7:15 a.m., CDT, on July 7, 2016, due to continuing severe weather threats from wave-after-wave of heavy rain and high winds impacting the Middle and East Regions of the State.
It’s been a fair weather day today in Cumberland County but rain is on the way. On Monday there’s an 80 % of scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 82F. Monday Night there is a 50% chance of rain, variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low near 65F.
On July 5, 2016 the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office received information that there was marijuana in a barn at 221 Cedar Grove Ln. Detectives went to this location and observed a male and a female walking away from a barn. Detectives identify these individuals as Mr. Ronald Harlow and Mrs. Nichole Harlow of 221 Cedar Grove Ln. Jamestown, TN 38556. When speaking with Mr. Harlow Detectives were able to smell a strong odor of marijuana. Consent to Search was given and Mr. Harlow also stated that he had some marijuana drying and some growing in his barn. Mr. Harlow showed Detectives the room in the barn he had turned into marijuana grow room with reflective walls and ceilings, LED grow lights, fans, with temperature control. There were approximately 12 pots with marijuana plants growing under grow lights in this room, as well as 3 marijuana plants growing outside in a wood line and a glass jar with marijuana in it and a pipe from a 2014 Subaru Legacy that belonged to the subjects. Inside the residence were 2 large gallon glass jars with marijuana in them. There was approximately 6.8 oz. of processed marijuana recovered from the residence. Investigation is still ongoing with multiple charges pending. (Photo Courtesy Fentress Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
The Crossville Wendy’s location is one of over 1,000 restaurants that hackers stole customers’s credit and debit card information from. Both Wendy’s locations in Cookeville were hacked as were restaurants in 22 cities in East Tennessee. According to Wendy’s the hacking occurred sometime between January 13 and June 8th of this year. The company says some customers cards have been used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Wendy’s hacking, you may call a toll-free number, (866) 779-0485, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm CST, Monday through Friday excluding major holidays to receive additional information regarding accessing the fraud consultation and identity restoration services.