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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6K May Be In Use

July 1, 2015 9:24 am | by Tom Krisher & Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

On June 9, the NHTSA began investigating a potentially high rate of trailer separations for a hitch involved in a crash — the "Ultra LT" made by Fontaine Fifth Wheel of Trussville, Alabama.

Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large...

Takata President Apologizes For Airbags

June 29, 2015 11:29 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and...

U.S. Opens Probe Of Ford F-150 Power Brake Failures

June 26, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power brake assist can fail on some...

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States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

During the past two years, three New England states enacted labeling requirements for genetically modified foods amid increasing concerns from consumers.

Acura Recalls 106K MDX SUVs

June 26, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.

Ford Motor Recalls Vans, SUVs Over Panel, Seat Belt Issues

June 25, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans and Escape sport-utility vehicles because of instrument panel and seatbelt issues.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs For Water Leak Problem

June 25, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to install shields that stop water from getting into the power rear lift gate controls.

Mitsubishi Recalls 460K Cars; 5 Hurt When Airbags Hit Visor

June 25, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars because the airbags can push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash.

Flight Attendants Sue Boeing, Claim Injury From Engine Fumes

June 24, 2015 11:07 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Four flight attendants are suing Boeing, claiming that toxic air from an engine leaked into their plane and made them seriously ill on a 2013 flight.

Senators: Safety Agency Must Shape Up To Get More Funding

June 24, 2015 10:56 am | by Marcy Gordon & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Writers | News | Comments

Senators threatened Tuesday to withhold additional funding from the nation's top auto safety agency until it improves its ability to spot defective parts like Takata Corp.'s exploding airbags.

Senators Say Takata May Have Put Profits Over Safety

June 23, 2015 10:28 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A group of U.S. senators says automotive airbag maker Takata Corp. may have placed profit over safety by halting safety audits of factories.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises

June 23, 2015 10:12 am | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by three to 117.

Niagara Recalls Bottled Spring Water On E. Coli Concern

June 23, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

GM Adds More Than 243K Cars To Takata Airbag Recall

June 22, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is adding more than 243,000 compact hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada to the growing recall for airbags that can explode with too much force.

Honda, Government Confirm 8th Death From Takata Airbags

June 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A woman who died in a Los Angeles-area car crash last September is the eighth person killed by exploding airbags made by Takata Corp. of Japan, U.S. safety regulators and Honda Motor Co. confirmed Friday.

U.S. Investigates Brake Problems In Dodge Dart Compacts

June 22, 2015 9:22 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of braking problems with Dodge Dart compact cars.

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Tech News Of The Week: Land Rover’s Remote Controlled Car

June 19, 2015 12:31 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at defective automatic braking systems, Nokia’s return to the phone market and Land Rover’s smartphone remote control for its SUVs.

Honda Adds 1M Civics, Accords To Passenger Airbag Recall

June 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for airbags that can explode with too much force.

Kashi Agrees To Pay $4M Settlement Over All-Natural Label

June 16, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kellogg Co. could pay nearly $4 million to settle a Florida class-action lawsuit over "all-natural" claims on products under its Kashi brand.

Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 114

June 16, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen by three to 114.

Safety Agency Probes Mazda SUVs For Suspension Problem

June 16, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that suspension parts can come loose on Mazda SUVs, causing drivers to lose control.

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.

Safety Regulators Link Takata Airbags To Another Death

June 15, 2015 9:55 am | News | Comments

U.S. regulators have confirmed that an air bag made by Takata Corp. was involved in the April death of a woman in Louisiana , connecting the defective airbags to a seventh fatality.

Jeni's Halts Production After Listeria Again Found In Plant

June 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Mitch Stacy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.

Track And Trace Technology: One Cure For The Common Recall

June 12, 2015 11:27 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

For the most part companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes, but the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives.

Judge Rejects DOJ Plan To Notify Food Poisoning Victims

June 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

Report: Feds Considering Wire Fraud Charges For GM

June 11, 2015 10:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors could bring wire fraud charges against General Motors over the automaker's problems with ignition switches.

Louisiana Woman May Be 7th Death Caused By Takata Airbags

June 11, 2015 10:11 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A Louisiana woman who may be the seventh person killed by a defective Takata airbag received a recall notice two days after the crash that caused her death, according to a lawsuit filed by her family.

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