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Lettuce Recalled Due To Listeria

October 4, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns said its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.

Gov't Investigating Saturn Ion Steering Problem

October 4, 2011 5:00 am | News | Comments

Federal government is investigating the Saturn Ion midsize sedan after getting reports of a sudden loss of power steering.

Judge Tosses Toyota Case

September 30, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Federal judge dismissed a case against Toyota that was supposed to be the first to reach trial out of hundreds of sudden acceleration complaints.


Pfizer: Be Wary Of Counterfeit Drugs

September 29, 2011 5:46 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy say counterfeit drugs could contain toxic substances such as rat poison or lead.

Sikorsky Says It Didn't Hide Crash Report

September 29, 2011 4:44 am | by Cain Burdeau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturer of a helicopter that crashed in Louisiana in 2009 is defending itself against accusations that it hid a damning internal report to conceal its liability.

Cantaloupe Outbreak Deadliest In A Decade

September 28, 2011 5:33 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in over a decade.

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef Due To E. Coli

September 28, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Federal agriculture officials say Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

Little Tikes Play Tool Sets Recalled

September 28, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

More than 1.7 million toy workshop and tool sets from toy-maker Little Tikes are being recalled because of choking concerns.


Maryland Seeks Ban On Crib Bumper Pads

September 28, 2011 4:45 am | by Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maryland proposed the first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumper pads, with health officials saying they pose unnecessary risks to infants.

NTSB: Texas Oil Spill Caused By Newspaper

September 27, 2011 9:20 am | by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pilot reading a newspaper while navigating a large vessel through a narrow channel partially contributed to a collision that sparked the largest Texas oil spill in more than 20 years.

Jewelers Want States To Drop Cadmium Limits

September 27, 2011 8:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S jewelry industry is saying stricter rules against the toxic metal in several states creates chaos for manufacturers and importers.

NHTSA Investigates Jeep, Honda Safety Problems

September 27, 2011 8:40 am | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles are suddenly going off without a crash happening.

Pureed Pork Products Recalled

September 27, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

Federal authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania company is recalling about 5,550 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain foreign materials.


Jewelry Industry To Self-Regulate On Toxic Cadmium

September 26, 2011 5:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The CPSC will allow jewelry makers and importers to adhere to voluntary standards, but still has the power to enforce recalls.

J & J Resumes Shipping Some Tylenol

September 22, 2011 4:50 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has resumed shipping Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe caplets, one of the products it had recalled due to a variety of manufacturing deficiencies.

Judge Questions Images On Cigarette Packages

September 21, 2011 10:57 am | by Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

Judge is expressing doubts about whether government can force companies to post graphic images on cigarette packages showing the health effects of smoking.

Is The Food Industry Overregulated?

September 21, 2011 10:19 am | by Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press | News | Comments

Small-scale producers say their products are safer because they are produced in less-mechanized batches, but experts say unsafe food can be produced anywhere.

OSHA Cites Brewery For Safety Violations

September 20, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

A federal workplace-safety agency has cited City Brewing Co. for 16 serious safety violations at its La Crosse, Wisc., brewery.

Farmers Worry Listeria Has Ruined Selling Season

September 19, 2011 4:42 am | by Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A multistate Listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado farm has the state's melon farmers worried that their prime selling season has been ruined.

Shanghai Closes Factories In Lead Poisoning Probe

September 16, 2011 5:33 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Environmental watchdog ordered two factories to halt production pending an investigation into the source of lead poisoning among children in a nearby village.

Shanghai Families Say Kids Poisoned By Lead

September 15, 2011 5:45 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Families living in one of Shanghai's many industrial suburbs say their children are suffering from lead poisoning from nearby factories and recycling facilities.

Company Fined $647M For Toxic Sludge Flood

September 14, 2011 8:08 am | News | Comments

MAL Rt.'s broken reservoir killed 10 people as it flooded several Hungarian towns with toxic red sludge.

Feds Recommend $917K In Fines For Mass. Plant Blast

September 14, 2011 4:31 am | News | Comments

OSHA has recommended $917,000 in fines for a Massachusetts adhesives manufacturer after an explosion there injured four workers.

Gov't Recalls Dehumidifiers After Fires

September 14, 2011 4:27 am | News | Comments

CPSC says LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. is again recalling Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers because they pose a fire and burn hazard.

Energizer Raising Awareness Of Button Batteries

September 14, 2011 4:08 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Serious and fatal incidents of children swallowing button batteries are on the rise, and leading battery maker is hoping to raise awareness.

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