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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals Rewind: China's First Jet; A Drug Company Suicide

May 23, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from China getting ready to deliver its first homegrown airliner to a French engineering mistake that will cost $68 million to fix.        

Suzuki Recalls GM-Made Small Cars

May 23, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars in the U.S. because the steering columns can catch fire.                           

GM Says More Recalls Are Likely

May 23, 2014 7:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is telling Wall Street that a recent spate of recalls may last until mid-summer as it continues a review of safety issues.                    


Office Depot Recalls 1.4M Office Chairs

May 22, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million black rolling office chairs after it received 153 reports of a broken part that caused at least one serious injury.                 

Toyota Recalling 516K Vehicles

May 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Toyota said Thursday it's recalling 516,000 vehicles worldwide — including 430,500 in the U.S. — for three separate safety problems, including brakes that can activate without warning.             

Aide: GM Probe Near End

May 22, 2014 8:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.               

Nest Recalling 440K Smoke Alarms

May 21, 2014 2:05 pm | News | Comments

Nest Labs is recalling 440,000 smoke alarms to fix a feature that could prevent the alarm from sounding immediately.                           

GM Adds 218K Cars To Growing Recall List

May 21, 2014 8:18 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The recall of 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact cars is the company's 30th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.              


GM Recalling 2.4M More Vehicles

May 20, 2014 12:43 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.                           

Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled After 3 Deaths

May 20, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

About 113,000 adult portable bed handles used to help people get into and out of bed are being recalled following reports of three deaths.                   

1.8M Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled

May 19, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.          

GM Gets New Chief Spokesman

May 19, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

General Motors is hiring Volkswagen's top U.S. spokesman Tony Cervone as its new public relations chief.                         

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Kraft Recalling Cottage Cheese Due To Poor Storage

May 19, 2014 9:37 am | News | Comments

While unlikely, the failure to properly store ingredients might have created conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and food-borne illness, Kraft said.                


Hyundai Recalls 137,500 SUVs

May 19, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 137,500 Tucson SUVs because the air bags aren't correctly mounted to the steering wheel.                       

GM Investigation Reveals Banned Words

May 19, 2014 8:10 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Adjectives like "bad," ''terrifying," ''dangerous," ''horrific" and "evil" are on the list. So are unflattering terms like "deathtrap," ''widow-maker" and "Hindenburg." Even seemingly benign words like "always" and "never" made it on the list. Rewind: Porsche Sued Over Deadly Crash; Samsung Apologizes To Chip Workers

May 16, 2014 2:18 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from kitty litter that may have caused a radiation leak to Samsung apologizes to workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure.                  

Government Fines GM Maximum $35M

May 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's the maximum penalty that the government can impose. But the amount is less than a day's revenue for GM, based on the $37.4 billion it took in during the first quarter, and safety advocates were quick to question its effectiveness.    

Suzuki To Recall 31,000 Small SUVs

May 15, 2014 3:15 pm | News | Comments

Suzuki Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall a total of 31,744 units of the AZ Offroad vehicle sold by Mazda Motor Corp. and its Jimny sport utility vehicle due to possible loose suspension bolts that could make steering control difficult.           

H&M Recalling Leggings Over Choking Risk

May 15, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

H&M is recalling about 65,000 pairs of leggings for girls because a metal part on the belt can detach, which could pose a choking risk to young children.                          

GM Recalls Another 2.7M Vehicles

May 15, 2014 7:48 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors recalled another 2.7 million cars Thursday, sending the company's total of recalled vehicles in the U.S. this year above 11 million and putting the auto industry on track to set a record for recalls in 2014.           

Cabela's Recalling Electronic Jerky Blasters

May 14, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

The outdoor sporting goods company said Wednesday that the battery charger adapter can overcharge causing the electronic jerky blaster's battery and battery charger adapter to overheat.           

GM Recall Shows Gaps In Air Bag Knowledge

May 13, 2014 11:57 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars has shed light on an unsettling fact: Air bags might not always deploy when drivers — and federal regulators — expect them to.                 

Chrysler Recalls 780K Minivans

May 12, 2014 7:58 am | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 780,000 minivans to replace window switches that can short-circuit and overheat if exposed to moisture.               Rewind: GM's Barra Gives Advice; Defining 'Made In America'

May 9, 2014 2:38 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from GM's CEO telling students to fix problems quickly to imported products and the American jobs they support.              

Ford Recalls Over 692K Vehicles

May 9, 2014 11:52 am | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America to fix two safety problems.                     

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