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West Virginia Tin Mill Accident Injures Four

March 7, 2011 4:19 am | News | Comments

The company says the four workers were injured Friday morning when a steam valve malfunctioned.

Pfizer Drug Meets Study Goals

March 4, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

Drug developer Pfizer Inc. said Friday its potential rheumatoid arthritis drug met its key treatment goals in a late-stage study.

Tobacco Companies Fire Back On Proposed Ads

March 4, 2011 4:25 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Cigarette manufacturers said the Justice Department's proposed statements about smoking's dangers are inflammatory, inaccurate, and violate guidelines set by the court.


Spiders Lead Mazda To Recall 65,000 Cars

March 3, 2011 9:29 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

After discovering spider webs in the vents, the automaker is recalling more than 65,000 Mazda6 cars because webs connected to the fuel tank system could clog ventilation.

Chrysler Recalls 250,000 Vehicles

March 3, 2011 9:14 am | News | Comments

Automaker recalling about 250,000 vehicles in the wake of reports that the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to shut off.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Surgical Stitches

March 3, 2011 4:44 am | News | Comments

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has recalled several lots of surgical sutures in the United Kingdom because of a risk they are unsterile.

Ford Recalls Vehicles Over Fuel Leaks

March 2, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Automaker recalled about 35,000 pickup trucks and crossover vehicles because of possible fuel leaks and electrical shorts that could lead to fires.

Electric Car Maker Issues Third Recall

March 2, 2011 9:06 am | News | Comments

Northern Indiana manufacturer of fully electric vehicles has issued its third recall in six weeks affecting the same group of 23 vehicles.


International Watchdog Warns Against Designer Drugs

March 2, 2011 4:53 am | by Veronika Oleksyn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dangerous drugs that may seem safe at first because they're made to dodge bans are being produced more quickly and in greater numbers, watchdog said.

Worker Killed After Fall Into Meat Grinder

March 1, 2011 9:24 am | News | Comments

Authorities were investigating the death Monday of a 72-year-old worker who fell into a meat-grinding machine at a processing plant.

Toyota Recalls 145,000 Corolla Cars

March 1, 2011 4:18 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

World's biggest automaker is recalling 145,000 Corolla cars in Brazil for fuel leaks in the latest in a slew of global quality problems.

New Unsafe Products Database Under Fire

February 28, 2011 4:51 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturers and some members of Congress fear such a 'crowd-sourced' website will be bloated with bogus, inaccurate or misleading reports.

Shanghai GM Recalls 233,000 Cars

February 28, 2011 4:12 am | News | Comments

Shanghai General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 233,000 vehicles in China to fix faulty fuel lines that could cause engine failures or fires.


Toyota Recalls 2.17M Vehicles

February 24, 2011 5:06 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automaker recalled 2.17 million vehicles to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting.

Family Can Sue Mazda Over Seat Belt Death

February 23, 2011 9:11 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supreme Court will let Mazda be sued in California courts in case involving a woman who died while wearing a seat belt across her lap in her family's minivan.

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups

February 23, 2011 4:10 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under government pressure, Ford said it will recall nearly 150,000 F-150 pickup trucks to fix air bags that could deploy without warning.

China On Alert For Leather Protein In Milk

February 18, 2011 4:33 am | by Alexa Olesen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inspectors are on alert for fresh milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine and another toxic substance extracted from leather scraps.

Marine Well Containment Company Launches Interim System

February 17, 2011 10:42 am | by Edited by staff | News | Comments

An initial well containment response system will provide rapid containment response capabilities in the event of a potential future underwater well control incident.

Possible Fuel Rod Hazard At Some Nuke Plants

February 17, 2011 4:58 am | by Dave Gram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major manufacturer in the nuclear industry reporting a potential 'substantial safety hazard' with control rods at more than two dozen reactors around the country.

Honda Recalls 700,000 Vehicles

February 17, 2011 4:26 am | News | Comments

Automaker is recalling nearly 700,000 Fit, Freed and City compact cars around the world for a defective spring part that may cause the engine to stall.

GM Recalling Cadillac CTS

February 16, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 Cadillac CTS vehicles to fix a loose joint that could cause a rear wheel to become unstable, making it hard to steer.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Invega Syringes

February 16, 2011 4:44 am | News | Comments

Unit of Johnson & Johnson recalled 70,000 syringes of its antipsychotic drug after finding that some of the pre-filled syringes may have cracks.

Study Finds Harmful Medical Devices OK'd Too Easily

February 15, 2011 4:41 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Analysis says most medical devices recalled recently because of deaths or life-threatening problems were approved under rules that don't require human testing.

Lawsuit: BP Official Resigned Over Safety

February 15, 2011 4:34 am | by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former official with BP's drilling operations resigned months before oil spill because of disagreements over BP's commitment to safety, lawsuit says.

Baby Monitors Recalled After Deaths

February 11, 2011 9:11 am | News | Comments

Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

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