The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.
The Equinox and the Terrain qualify for the Institute’s highest award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Toyota Highlander, a midsize SUV whose acceptable small overlap rating was announced in December, also qualifies. The award is given to vehicles with a good or acceptable small overlap rating, good ratings in four other occupant protection tests, and a rating of basic or higher for front crash prevention.
Three other midsize SUVs in the test group rate poor for small overlap protection, and three are marginal.
This is an important announcement for consumers about the prescription drug Vioxx. Vioxx was a drug commonly used to treat pain and inflammation in adults with arthritis.
A settlement was reached with the manufacturer of Vioxx and will provide refunds to anyone who paid for the medication. Consumers are eligible to get $50 or more. Personal injury claims related to this drug are not included in this settlement.
The deadline to file a claim is approaching – claims must be filed by May 6, 2014.
Details are available at http://www.VioxxSettlement.com or by calling 1-866-439-6932.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope that includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter, the MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition, Tektronix has developed the MDO3000 to be completely customizable enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now -- and later.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64808-tektronix-integration-breakthrough-six-instruments-one-oscilloscope
Today, appliance manufacturer Maytag® launched an integrated marketing campaign introducing the new face of the brand, the Maytag Man. A transformation of the widely known and iconic Maytag Repairman, the Maytag Man now has a brand new role as the machine. He will greet America as a Maytag® appliance, the human embodiment of the brand’s core values of reliability, durability and power.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64894-maytag-transforms-brand-icon-maytag-man-debuts-maytag-manthem
Quaker State®, one of the industry’s most innovative motor oil brands, announced today its recognition of the next recipient in the Quaker State Cash Back Program. Terry Link of Killam, Alberta, Canada recently hit the 400,000 kilometer mark in her 2003 GMC Yukon XL while choosing Quaker State motor oil at each of her vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended service intervals.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64876-quaker-state-cash-back-canada-warranty-loyalty
Child restraint manufacturers continue to roll out new booster seats that do a good job of improving the way an adult safety belt fits a typical booster-age child. This year, 19 of 31 new models evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earn the top rating of BEST BET, and one model is a GOOD BET.
The Institute began rating boosters five years ago because research indicated that most seats weren’t doing a good job of fitting safety belts correctly and consistently on children in a variety of vehicles. Boosters earn a rating of BEST BET, GOOD BET, Check Fit or Not Recommended, based on a protocol that involves measuring how three-point lap and shoulder belts fit a child-size test dummy seated in the booster on a stationary test fixture under four conditions that span the range of safety belt configurations in passenger vehicles. The evaluations focus on safety belt fit and don’t involve crash tests.
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of new limited time holiday collection Snow Globes, featuring three new fragrances: Magical Frosted Forest, Sugary Sweet Snowfall and Santa’s Candy Castle™. Reflecting the nostalgia and magic of the season, this candle collection features classic holiday colors and snowy flurries that transport users to an enchanting winter wonderland.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61722-yankee-candle-holiday-snow-globes-collection-new-fragrances
America’s tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They are the backbone of our functioning nation – and that’s why they deserve a national day of recognition according to IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/62136-national-tradesmen-day-the-hands-that-built-america/
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., a market leader and manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of four new holiday Yankee Candle® fragrances and five new holiday fragrances in its elegant Pure Radiance™ line. Capturing the holiday traditions that make this such a special time of year, the new fragrances evoke nostalgia for baking holiday cookies with the kids, celebrating with loved ones and appreciating that the best memories are homemade. These new fragrances are available for purchase immediately at more than 500 Yankee Candle retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com and select specialty retailers and gift shops. With the variety of sizes and fragrances, these new options make the perfect addition to home décor this holiday season and the perfect gift.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61721-yankee-candle-holiday-fragrances-seasonal-traditions-spices-sweet-treats
Ricola®, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of uniquely effective and delicious herb drops – Extra Strength for powerful cough relief.
Available in a “just-dripped-from-an icicle”-Glacier-Mint flavor, Extra Strength is cultivated from a blend of ten natural Swiss alpine herbs and a soothing syrup center that delivers powerful cough relief with natural menthol.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63537-ricola-new-extra-strength-herb-cough-drops-menthol-syrup
INTEROP Mumbai, India’s prime business technology show just got a new recognition. The show recently was described by top technology leaders in 3 words highlighted below.
Dynamic | Collaborative | World-class
True value | International Class | Great to network
Connects | Real | Cutting-edge
These leaders fairly represent the crème of the technology world and include – B Venkatakrishnan, DGM Head-IT, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers; Sunil Mehta, Sr. VP & Area System Director, Central Asia, JWT; and Alpna Doshi, CIO, Reliance Group.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63471-technology-leaders-endorse-interop-mumbai
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of Thanksgiving Dinner Collection, a new limited edition collection featuring three true to life Thanksgiving fragrances: Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie. As only Yankee Candle can, the company has brought delicious traditions to life to commemorate the most celebrated meal of the year and give back to the military through a partnership with the USO.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61625-yankee-candle-gives-back-with-thanksgiving-dinner-collection-uso