Drain Pump Bracket Failure

We have discovered that there are a number of complaints regarding Samsung washing machines on the internet. While investigating the cause of water damage to a residence, it was determined that a drain pump bracket had broken in one of Samsung’s laundry products. The incident details have been reported on our website. Please visit us at www.rjhill.com/ click on Samsung Washing Machines in the toolbar. Based on the number of complaints found on line, this is not an isolated incident and Samsung should be well aware of the bracket failure problem.

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Does your club or social service organization need a speaker?  R.J. Hill will accept speaking invitations from most groups.  Mr. Hill will speak about the work that he does in forensic engineering.  If you are interested in having Mr. Hill address your group, please visit the R.J. Hill Consulting website at http://www.rjhill.com for contact information.

 

New Year Recalls

Our website has been updated to reflect recalls that have been recently issued. The recalls that have been highlighted include tires used on various vehicles, a software problem in Volvo S60 vehicles for monitoring low oil pressure, a fuse that tends to overheat and melt its fuse holder in Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles, and loose drive shaft bolts in Acura MDX AWD vehicles. Please visit the news page on our website at http://www.rjhill.com and click on “New Year Recalls”.

California Gas Line Explosion

Earlier this year, one of the local television stations in the Nashville Tennessee area reported on a gas explosion in a residential neighborhood. (The story can be found on our website at www.rjhill.com – click on WSMV I Team.) In that report, the gas company denied any wrongdoing even though the line was clearly their responsibility. One of the things that came out of that investigation was that the age of the pipe was approximately 20 years old at the time of the explosion. With miles and miles of pipeline, the gas company has the responsibility for making sure that the line is safe and not leaking. Safety is an obvious issue and it is in the gas company’s best interest not to have to pay for property damage and personal injury as a result of an explosion. Now, we are hearing about another gas explosion, this time in San Bruno. It has been reported that the line involved was installed in 1948 and was a 30 inch line that was classified as a high risk. Why then, do gas utility companies, let their gas lines get to the point where public safety is compromised? Surely, they consider human life more important than their pipelines. Is the economics such that the replacement of aging pipelines is more expensive than paying for property damage, personal injury and wrongful death claims? Is keeping the gas company profitable more important than spending money on pipeline improvements? The public needs to know.

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