November 12, 2019

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The Selander Law Office, PLLC specializes in providing legal advice to companies with product safety… [more]

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  Selander Law Office, PLLC regularly offers the following services to clients: Defending corporate… [more]

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  April, 2006 to present Attorney, Selander Law Office, PLLC Served as counsel for vehicle… [more]

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Welcome to SelanderLaw.com

Stephen Selander retired from General Motors Legal Staff as Senior Counsel in 2002 after 29 years of service. The Selander Law Office, PLLC began in 2006 and specializes in providing legal advice to companies with product safety or pass-by noise issues. Stephen Selander represents clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC).

Latest Posts

On August 5, 2019, the FMCSA published a Notice and Request for Comments on a Crash Preventability Determination Program

DATES:  Comments are due on or before October 4, 2019. BACKGROUND: After 18 months of operating a Crash Preventability Demonstration Project, FMCSA has decided to operate a Crash Preventability Determination Program, using a streamlined process, and proposes to modify the Safety Measurement System to remove crashes found to be not preventable by the motor carrier from the prioritization algorithm and noting the not preventable determinations in the Pre- Employment Screening Program.  … [Read More...]

On June 21, 2019, NHTSA Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Relating to FMVSS 304, Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Container Integrity (49 CFR 571.304)

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2019. SUMMARY: FMVSS 304 currently contains an inspection requirement for CNG fuel system containers of 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first for all size vehicles.  Both the current and the proposed standard requires inspection for deterioration and damage after a motor vehicle accident. NHTSA recognizes that heavy duty commercial vehicles may put 36,000 miles on the vehicle in a very short period, which might lead to … [Read More...]

On June 18, the CPSC Published Its Final Rule Safety Standard on Stationary Activity Centers, [(SACs) (16 CFR 1112 and 1238)]

DATES:  The rule will become effective on December 18, 2019. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 18, 2019. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: ASTM F2012–18?1 defines an SAC as ‘‘a freestanding product intended to remain stationary that enables a sitting or standing occupant whose torso is completely surrounded by the product to walk, rock, play, spin or bounce, or all of these, within a limited … [Read More...]

On June 10, 2019 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Published a Request for Information Request for Information Concerning Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Detention Times During Loading and Unloading

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 9, 2019 INFORMATION REQUESTED:  Are data currently available that can accurately record loading, unloading, and delay times?  Is there technology available that could record and delineate prompt loading and unloading times versus the extended delays sometimes experienced by drivers?  How can delay times be captured and recorded in a systematic, comparable manner?  Could systematic collection and … [Read More...]

On May 29, NHTSA Published in the Federal Register its Denial of a Motor Vehicle Defect Petition Regarding the Rollover Performance of 2010 Chevrolet Tahoes and All Similar Vehicles

DATES:  This Decision of NHTSA does not require any period for comments.  The Petition was filed on August 6, 2014. SUMMARY OF CLAIM:  The Petitioner claimed there were several defects in 2010 Chevrolet Tahoes including: “Safety” beltsRoof StrengthContainment/GlazingThe Rollover Side Curtain Air Bags (RSCABs) Lacked Tethers NHTSA RATIONALE FOR DENIAL: Although the petitioner claims the fatal occupant was wearing her 3-point seat belt based on forensic and other … [Read More...]