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The Three Key Catalysts For More Precise Recalls

May 5, 2014 7:29 pm | by Thomas Marchisello, Senior Director of Industry Development, GS1 US | Articles | Comments

With precise product tracking in place, a manufacturer improves recall readiness, ultimately staging an operation that minimizes potential harm to consumers, collateral damage to the company and service disruption with other trading partners.   

GM Begins Talks To Settle Lawsuits

May 5, 2014 10:24 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.               

GM CEO Tells Students To Fix Problems Quickly

May 5, 2014 8:04 am | News | Comments

The recall wasn't mentioned in a speech prepared for the ceremony and released in advance by GM. But there were several lessons that seemed to apply to her first four months leading the nation's largest automaker.        

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Honda To Recall Odyssey Minivans

May 2, 2014 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday that it will recall 27,887 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States and other countries to repair a defective electrical component in the side curtain airbag system.           

GM Recalls 50,000 Cadillac SUVs

May 2, 2014 7:43 am | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 luxury SUVs to fix a computer error that can delay acceleration for three or four seconds.                         

Flashlight From Cigarette Promotion Recalled For Fire Hazard

May 1, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

About 365,000 multiuse flashlights distributed during a cigarette promotion are being recalled due to a fire hazard that can occur when matches inside the device ignite.                 

1M Thermostats Recalled Over Fire Risk

April 30, 2014 12:50 pm | News | Comments

The thermostats are made by White-Rodgers, but some have different brand names printed on the front, including ComfortSentry, DICO, Emerson, Frigidaire, Maytag, Nutone, Partners Choice, Rheem, Ruud, Unico, Water Furnace, Westinghouse and Zonefirst. 

BMW Recalls 156K Vehicles

April 29, 2014 8:19 am | News | Comments

BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can lose power or stall.                             

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Mercedes Recalls Over 284K Cars

April 29, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 284,000 C-Class cars in the U.S. and Canada because the rear lights can fail.                       

Stonyfield Recalling Some YoBaby Cups

April 28, 2014 12:53 pm | News | Comments

Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield is voluntary recalling a small portion of its YoBaby cups that were shipped to some Target and Walmart stores because of concerns about possible coliform bacteria contamination.            

GM: Securities Regulators Probing Recall

April 25, 2014 8:16 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

U.S. securities regulators are looking into General Motors' delayed recall of more than 2 million cars with a deadly ignition switch problem.                         

Batteries In Baby Video Monitors Recalled

April 24, 2014 3:35 pm | News | Comments

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.                       

GM Profit Sinks But CEO Sees No Recall Hit To Sales

April 24, 2014 7:49 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

GM had a net profit of $125 million, the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009.                   

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Does It Matter If We Beat The Recall Record?

April 23, 2014 5:21 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Just one quarter of the way through 2014, we’ve already topped 9 million vehicles recalled in the U.S. And the numbers keep rising.                     

GM, Lawyers Fighting Over Bankruptcy Protections

April 23, 2014 7:52 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Lawyers who are suing GM say it shouldn't get the usual benefits of bankruptcy protection because it concealed a deadly ignition switch problem when the court was making bankruptcy decisions.              

GM Restructuring Engineering After Recall

April 22, 2014 12:52 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls.                     

GM Wants More Protection From Lawsuits

April 22, 2014 7:46 am | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.                

Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 8:23 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.       

Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 8:05 am | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                         

Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 8:53 am | News | Comments

The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it.             

Judge Denies Motion To Park GM Cars

April 17, 2014 2:36 pm | News | Comments

A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.         

Consumer Groups Win 'Company Doe' Appeal

April 17, 2014 12:13 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death.                  

What Impact Will The Recall Have On GM's Sales?

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when and how severe. Any decline would hurt the automaker's market share and potentially its credit rating.        

GM Asking Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

April 16, 2014 7:51 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.           

GM Loses Communications, Human Resources Heads

April 14, 2014 11:55 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations.        

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