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Feds Investigate Runaway BMWs

August 9, 2011 7:06 am | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are looking into a problem with BMW automatic transmission shifters that can allow cars to roll away after drivers have left the vehicles.

Japan Ignored Own Radiation Forecasts

August 9, 2011 5:29 am | by Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's use of the forecast data was hamstrung by communication breakdowns and a lack of even a basic understanding of the system at the highest levels.

Cheese Recalled Due To Antibiotic Residue

August 8, 2011 7:34 am | News | Comments

A Detroit-area company is voluntarily recalling some cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated by antibiotic residues.


Turkey Plant Searches For Outbreak Clues

August 5, 2011 7:10 am | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Operator of Arkansas turkey plant responsible for a massive ground turkey recall is searching for answers as to what caused the salmonella outbreak.

Chrysler Recalling Minivans A Second Time

August 5, 2011 5:28 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is recalling more than 367,000 Dodge and Chrysler minivans because the air bags can go off unexpectedly.

Worker Killed At Food Plant In Idaho

August 5, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

State police and Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a forklift driver at a food processing plant in Payette.

Raw Milk Regulations Tighten

August 5, 2011 5:17 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

While consumers inspired by the local food movement line up to buy raw milk, pressure on the producers has intensified around the country.

Insulin Pumps, Monitors Can Be Hacked

August 4, 2011 11:03 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Security researcher has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of blood-sugar monitors.


Blast At Ukraine Mine Injures 26

August 4, 2011 8:27 am | News | Comments

Officials say methane has caused an explosion in a coal mine in eastern Ukraine and 26 miners have been injured.

Pa. Bottler Fined $111K For Workplace Violations

August 4, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators say they have cited A-Treat Bottling Co. after finding two dozen workplace safety and health violations.

Cargill Recalls 36M Pounds Of Turkey

August 4, 2011 4:34 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that killed one person and sickened dozens more.

Stanley Black & Decker To Pay $960K Penalty

August 4, 2011 4:17 am | News | Comments

Black & Decker agreed to pay $960,000 to settle allegations it knowingly failed to report safety problems with its Grasshog XP Weed Trimmer/Edger.

CDC Links Salmonella To Ground Turkey

August 2, 2011 10:02 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

One person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to ground turkey, but officials didn't say who produced it or initiate a recall.


FDA: Sleepy Brownies Are Unsafe

August 2, 2011 4:46 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agency warned the maker of melatonin-laced brownies that the government considers them unsafe and could seize them from store shelves.

Ford Recalling Over 1M Pickup Trucks

August 1, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. says it is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks because the gas tanks can fall off and cause a fire.

Feds Probe Mercury Milan Wheel Problem

August 1, 2011 10:58 am | News | Comments

Government has added the Mercury Milan to an investigation into reports of wheel studs breaking on some 2010 model Ford Fusion sedans.

Tests On Idaho Sprouts Show No Contamination

July 29, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

Tests show no traces of salmonella were found at a northern Idaho sprouts facility that was blamed for several cases of food poisoning.

Experts: Medical Device Review System 'Flawed'

July 29, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Panel says government should abandon the 35-year-old system because it offers little to no assurance of safety for patients.

Fruit Medley Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

July 28, 2011 11:27 am | News | Comments

Houston producer of fresh-cut fruit products ordered a recall because the Mexican papaya in the products could be contaminated with salmonella.

J & J Changes Maximum Tylenol Dose

July 28, 2011 11:14 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is reducing maximum daily dose of Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower risk of accidental overdose from acetaminophen.

Worker Killed At Poultry Plant

July 28, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Night shift supervisor at a Texas poultry plant is dead after he became pinned under the wheels of a truck backing into a loading dock.

Utah Miner Cited For Deadly Negligence

July 27, 2011 8:39 am | by Lynn DeBruin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A MSHA investigation of Bolinder Resources concluded management "engaged in aggravated conduct constituting more than ordinary negligence."

Pilgrim's Pride Expands Chicken Recall

July 27, 2011 5:08 am | News | Comments

Recall of ready-to-eat chicken has been expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Mass. Gun-Maker Pays $600K In Gun-Death Lawsuit

July 26, 2011 7:36 am | by Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

Kahr Arms has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to the families of one man killed and another man wounded in a shooting involving a gun allegedly stolen from the company.

Driver Injured After Hydrogen Tanker Explodes

July 25, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

A tanker truck loaded with 6,000 gallons of hydrogen exploded and burned at a metals processing plant, burning the driver, injuring another worker and threatening an even larger storage tank.

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