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GM's Barra To Testify At House Hearing

March 21, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will testify next month at a hearing by a House panel investigating the delayed recall of 1.6 million small GM cars.                  

Ikea Recalls Children's Bed Canopies

March 20, 2014 3:15 pm | News | Comments

Ikea said Thursday it was not aware of any reports of "permanent injury," but that customers had complained of canopy nets being pulled into cots and becoming entangled around infants' necks.           

Volkswagen Recalls 150K Passats

March 20, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling about 150,000 Passat midsize cars because the headlights can be damaged if the hoods are closed roughly.                      

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Toyota Settlement Could Be Glimpse Into GM's Future

March 20, 2014 7:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It's also a warning to anyone selling cars in the U.S.: Although the federal government's road-safety watchdog doesn't have big fangs, the Justice Department does.                

Calif. Slaughterhouse Recalls Another Product

March 18, 2014 2:59 pm | News | Comments

The Monterey County Health Department said in a statement on Monday that it was recalling Krave Jerky's garlic chili pepper beef jerky processed at Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.           

Barra Apologizes For Deaths Tied To Recall

March 18, 2014 2:12 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Barra stopped short of saying the company would compensate families of those killed in crashes, but said GM would do what's right for its customers after it completes an internal investigation.           

GM Creates New Post For Safety Issues

March 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors has named a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge compact car recall that has damaged the company's reputation.      

GM Recalls 1.18 Million SUVs For Air Bag Problem

March 17, 2014 2:25 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The new recalls aren't related to investigations over the defective ignition switches case, but the company did say they're part of a broad product safety review prompted by the ignition switch problem, which is linked to 12 deaths.      

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Fiat Recalling More Than 18,000 500Ls

March 17, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.                                         

Honda Recalling Almost 900,000 Minivans

March 17, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to documents, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic chemicals, like those found in fertilizers.                         

Plant In Listeria Outbreak Had Previous Violations

March 13, 2014 10:38 pm | by Randall Chase, Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal inspectors have found several problems over the years at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted after a deadly outbreak of a food-borne bacteria.            

GM Excluded Deaths From Ignition Inquiry

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

According to the chronology, GM employees were told about most of the Ion crash deaths within two weeks of when they occurred. So GM knew about the deaths but still failed to consider them until this year.          

Chrysler Recalls 49,000 Dodge Chargers

March 13, 2014 8:56 am | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.                     

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Graco Adds More Than 400,000 Child Seats To Recall

March 13, 2014 8:36 am | News | Comments

Graco has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles, but the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog.           

Recalled Tire Caused Fla. Van Crash

March 13, 2014 7:40 am | News | Comments

Federal safety officials are investigating a fatal church van crash in north Florida that involved the catastrophic failure of a tire that was part of a July 2012 recall.                     

GM Offering Loaners, Cash To Recalled Car Owners

March 12, 2014 1:57 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.            

House Committee Investigating GM Recall

March 11, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.                 

Gov't Wants Graco To Explain Recall

March 7, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

The federal government's road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn't include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles.              

Pfizer Pulls 3 Lots Of Antidepressant Off The Market

March 7, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Pfizer is recalling some lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR because a single capsule of a different medication was found in one bottle of the drug.                  

Safety Agency Demands Data From GM

March 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is demanding that General Motors turn over documents showing what the company knew about a dangerous ignition problem in older compact cars and how it responded.             

GM CEO Starts Review Of Recall Procedure

March 5, 2014 7:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the timeliness of GM's recall, raising the potential of a $35 million fine for failing to report problems to the government quickly enough.          

U.S. Won't Seek More Recalls For VW Fuse Problem

March 4, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.                   

Isuzu Recalls Over 36K Trucks

March 4, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

Isuzu said Tuesday it is recalling 36,823 Forward midsize trucks due to possible coolant fluid leaks that could result in dashboard fires at the front passenger seats.               

Cummins Recalls 25K Engines

March 3, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

Engine maker and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.                

Kids' Deaths Prompt Furniture Maker To Renew Warning

February 27, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Lane originally recalled about 12 million of the chests in 1996 after other deaths, but the chests are still being bought at second-hand stores or handed down by families.              

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