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Goodyear Recommends Checking Plane Tires For Wear

December 8, 2010 4:33 am | News | Comments

Tire maker said Tuesday that aircraft tires should be routinely inspected before flight, including checking tire pressure, remaining tread and uneven wear.

NTSB Calls Gov't Aircraft Safety Orphans

December 8, 2010 4:21 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

FAA doesn't have the authority to regulate safety of aircraft operated by federal agencies and those agencies don't have the aviation expertise to do it themselves.

DuPont Investing Rail Car Leak In W.Va.

December 3, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

Company says monomethlyamine, also called MMA, was released from a rail car as a worker was collecting a sample to check for product quality.


Invisalign Maker Gets FDA Warning

December 3, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

FDA has issued a warning to a company that makes a popular teeth straightener about its failure to report information about patient side effects.

Defect May Have Led To A380 Engine Woes

December 2, 2010 4:34 am | by Kristen Gelineau and Rohan Sullivan, Associated Press | Airbus | News | Comments

Australian investigators identified the source of an oil leak that caused an engine to blow apart and said a suspected manufacturing defect was to blame.

Food Safety Bill Hits A Snag

December 1, 2010 9:27 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Legislation that passed the Senate is now threatened by a procedural snafu that could give Republicans opportunity to block it.

Lowe's Recalls 11M Blinds, Shades

December 1, 2010 9:19 am | News | Comments

Company has recalled some 11 million blinds and Roman shades following concerns that children could strangle on the cords of the products.

Qantas Repair Bill Could Hit $70M

November 30, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

Insurance consulting firm Aon estimates the repair bill for the engine blowout on a Qantas A380 superjumbo jet could be almost $70 million.


Senate Passes Food Safety Bill

November 30, 2010 5:45 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate has passed legislation to make food safer in wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, potentially giving government broad new powers.

Toyota Fixing Prius Coolant Pump

November 30, 2010 4:38 am | News | Comments

Automaker is fixing the coolant pump in 650,000 Prius hybrid cars around the world but says the action isn't a recall.

Gov't Probes Honda CR-V, Kia Optima

November 29, 2010 8:57 am | News | Comments

Government has opened preliminary investigations into electrical issues in the 2006 Honda CR-V and potential shifting problems in the 2007 Kia Optima.

Senate Bill Could Boost FDA Inspections

November 29, 2010 5:43 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill, which has stalled in that chamber for more than a year, would give the FDA authority to order a recall of tainted products.

UN Agency Pushes New Air Cargo Security Rules

November 29, 2010 5:03 am | by Chris Hawley, Associated Press | News | Comments

International Civil Aviation Organization changes would concentrate on 'supply-chain security,' or checking outbound shipments before they reach the airport.


Senate Bill Would Boost FDA Inspections

November 29, 2010 4:01 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill, which has stalled in that chamber for more than a year, would give the FDA authority to order a recall of tainted products.

GM Recalls Midsize Pickups To Fix Child Seats

November 24, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 192,000 midsize pickups to fix a problem with child safety seat anchors.

California Company Expands Cheese Recall

November 24, 2010 5:45 am | News | Comments

Authorities say a company responding to an outbreak of a strain of E. coli in a brand of cheese has expanded its recall to other cheeses.

Worker Killed In Kentucky Plant Accident

November 24, 2010 5:13 am | News | Comments

A tire explosion has killed one worker and injured four others at the Gallatin Steel Inc. plant in northern Kentucky.

How Safe Are Those Black Friday Bargains?

November 24, 2010 4:20 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Only a small fraction of children's toys tested for toxic substances and choking risks violate federal safety regulations as holiday shopping shifts into high gear.

Bosch Hammer Drills Recalled

November 23, 2010 10:15 am | News | Comments

Safety regulators say some electric hammer drills made by Robert Bosch Tool Corp. are being pulled from the market because of a shock hazard.

Utilities Sue Thermostat Company

November 23, 2010 10:00 am | by Brett Barrouquere, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pair of Kentucky utilities is suing the maker of an energy-saving thermostat, saying the devices pose a fire hazard and the company wouldn't help replace them.

Qantas Returns Some A380s To Service

November 23, 2010 3:54 am | by Rohan Sullivan, Associated Press | Airbus | News | Comments

Two of Qantas' six A380s will resume commercial flights 23 days after the disintegration during flight of a Rolls-Royce engine on one of its planes.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls More Meds

November 23, 2010 3:48 am | News | Comments

Health care giant is announcing another product recall, this one involving some Children's Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets and Junior Strength Motrin Caplets.

Feds To Investigate AP Lead Report

November 22, 2010 10:21 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators say they have launched an investigation into drinking glasses that lab testing shows have high levels of lead in their colored decorations.

NHTSA To Review Recalled Rental Car Repairs

November 22, 2010 9:29 am | News | Comments

The government is reviewing how quickly rental car companies are moving to fix recalled vehicles included in rental fleets.

Gov't To Review Honda Acceleration Complaints

November 22, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators are deciding whether to look into complaints of unintended acceleration in Honda Accord gas-electric hybrids.

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