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BMW Recalls Nearly 49K Motorcycles

March 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW says if bolts that hold the rear wheels to a flange are over-tightened, the flange can crack. If that happens, the bolts can loosen and the wheel may not stay secured to the bike.

Recalls Of The Week: Listeria Contaminations Linger

March 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

"Testing products works and being transparent with that information, as required by the FDA,...

Are You A GM Recall Waiting To Happen?

March 23, 2015 12:52 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

So instead of sneering at the news out of the automotive sector, as recall numbers rise, take...

Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser Of The Week

March 20, 2015 3:03 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The winning title goes to a company for inventing a product that will benefit the manufacturing...

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Recalls Of The Week: Graco Pays The Piper

March 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Graco fined $10 million for response in largest child seat recall in U.S. history.                                                                                                                                                      

GM CEO Barra To Be Questioned In Ignition-Switches Lawsuit

March 20, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Barra told Congress she learned about the defective switches in December 2013, a month before GM began recalling 2.6 million affected vehicles.                

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Mac And Cheese

March 18, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Group Inc. said Tuesday it is aware of eight incidents of consumers finding metal in the boxes, but hasn't been informed of any injuries.                

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Attorney: GM To Face Further Legal Action Over Ignition Problem

March 17, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"It wasn’t incompetence, it was a cover-up."                                 

General Motors Ignition Switch Death Count Rises To 67

March 16, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 67 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday.

Recalls of the Week: Software Glitches Haunt Electric Vehicles

March 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Electric vehicles, or EVs, have taken the automotive world by storm this year, but they have one major downside—all those electrical parts.                                                                                               

Honda Running Ad Campaign To Boost Recall Repairs

March 13, 2015 11:59 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.                                                                                           

GM Ignition Switch Death Count Rises To 64

March 9, 2015 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 64 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday. It was up from 57 last week. An additional...

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Recalls Of The Week: NHTSA Flexes Muscles

March 6, 2015 3:37 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Possible enactment of Safety Act would place undue pressure on parts manufactures.                           

Q&A: Recalls And Undeclared Allergens

March 6, 2015 10:19 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Recalls involving undeclared allergens are becoming more prominent in the food manufacturing industry. According to the recent Quarter 4 Recall Index from Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, the FDA reported 105 recall events in the fourth quarter of 2014 affecting 94 companies...

By The Numbers: 2014 Record Year For Auto Recalls

March 4, 2015 2:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The U.S. government’s list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles in 2014 was topped by General Motors and Honda. Combined, the two companies accounted for more than half of the record 64 million vehicles recalled. GM had 78 separate recalls pushing them to the No. 1 spot in the biggest year for recalls...

How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 1:31 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Recalls, especially those within the food industry, seem to always be in the news. Some of the most recent recalls include the more than 46,000 Pepperidge Farm bagels, MorningStar Farms' Black Bean Burgers, and of course the giant apple recall that kicked off the new year. While the reasons...

Recalls Of The Week: Rethinking Used-Car Safety

February 27, 2015 3:14 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The AP reported Wednesday on a recent Carfax study that investigated why the flawed recall system is dangerous to used-car buyers. In this report, Auto Writers Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin write, “More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road...

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Report: FDA Recalls Fell In Fourth Quarter Of 2014

February 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A recent report found that recalls of products overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fell during the final quarter of 2014 but the number of affected units increased. According to the latest recall index from Indianapolis-based ExpertSOLUTIONS, the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries saw 398 recalls the final three months of last...

Daicel To Build Replacement Parts Amid Takata Recalls

February 23, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daicel Corp. said Friday it will build a second U.S. factory next year, as the Japanese chemical manufacturer expands operations to supply replacement parts for vehicles recalled globally for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp. Daicel will bring forward initial...

Honda To Replace President Following Air Bag Fiasco

February 23, 2015 5:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, said Monday its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive. The decision follows massive recalls by Honda of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. that...

Recalls Of The Week: Eat Cumin With Caution

February 20, 2015 1:23 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Food news dominated recall headlines. On Wednesday, the FDA issued an alert for cumin spice that might contain unlabeled traces of peanuts. The peanuts-in-your-cumin problem is not new—Adams Foods issued a recall in December, and Whole Foods and Goya Foods issued recalls earlier...

U.S. To Fine Takata $14K Per Day

February 20, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says it will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in an investigation. Takata's air bag inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least six people have been killed worldwide due...

GM, Consumers Battle In Court Over Ignition Switch Defect

February 19, 2015 8:35 am | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge this week heard arguments from consumers who are suing General Motors, saying their cars dropped in value because of a defect with its ignition switches. Attorneys for GM and several groups of plaintiffs argued before Judge Robert Gerber in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for...

4,300 Pounds Of Pork Sausage Products Recalled

February 18, 2015 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a business is recalling about 4,300 pounds of pork sausage products in Michigan due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall late Tuesday by Bay City-based Michigan Brand Inc. There are no reports...

Recalls Of The Week: Vehicles Recalled In 2014 Exceeded Previous 3 Years Combined

February 13, 2015 2:55 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that 2014 was a record year for vehicle recalls. Shockingly, the number of recalled vehicles in 2014 exceeded the number for the previous three years combined. Of the 64 million recalled vehicles in 2014, about 27 million were...

Fire, Deaths Continue After Jeep Fuel Tank Recall

February 11, 2015 12:46 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As Kayla White slowed her SUV behind two other cars to exit a suburban Detroit freeway on Veterans Day, it was rammed from behind by a Cadillac STS. Her red 2003 Jeep Liberty bounced off a Nissan in front of it, rolled onto its side and exploded in flames. Other drivers ran to help but were...

Report: Children's Product Manufacturers Largely Don't Report Recalls On Social Media

February 11, 2015 10:36 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Manufacturers who produce children's products that have been placed under recall largely aren't using social media to inform consumers about those safety issues, a consumer watchdog group has found. According to the annual report by Chicago-based Kids in Danger, although...

Recalls Of The Week: GM Reaches Claims Deadline

February 6, 2015 3:28 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This Saturday, January 31st, marked the deadline to submit claims for compensation regarding the GM ignition switch recall that affected 2.6 million cars. The immense recall made headlines in 2014 as the death toll rose to 51. The current number of injuries from the recall is 77, and Tom Krisher of The Associated Press reported that...

Takata Expects Worse Red Ink Amid Global Air-Bag Woes

February 5, 2015 10:06 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Takata Corp., the Japanese seat belt and air-bag maker at the center of a defect scandal, is expecting more red ink for the fiscal year through March. It is projecting a 31 billion yen ($264 million) loss, worse than the previous forecast for a 25 billion yen ($214 million) loss, despite higher sales expected for the fiscal...

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