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Court Rules For Foreign Firms In Accident Cases

June 27, 2011 9:58 am | News | Comments

Supreme Court has ruled that a who lost four fingers in a workplace accident cannot sue the British maker of the equipment in New Jersey.

FDA To Review Menthol Cigarettes

June 27, 2011 8:24 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Agency is conducting an independent review of research on public health impact of one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.

Philip Morris Fights Australian Packaging Rules

June 27, 2011 4:30 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Several outraged cigarette makers have threatened lawsuits, arguing the move illegally diminishes the value of their trademarks.

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GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $41M Over Faulty Drugs

June 24, 2011 4:39 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Drug maker reached a settlement with 37 states for selling potentially faulty and contaminated medicines produced at its former Puerto Rico factory.

Generic Drug Makers Not Liable For Warnings

June 23, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

Supreme Court says generic drug makers aren't responsible for warning consumers of dangers on the package's label when brand-name equivalent doesn't.

Samsung To Release Results Of Cancer Probe

June 23, 2011 7:55 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung to release results of a probe into conditions at its South Korean factories after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.

Tool Location System

June 22, 2011 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Atlas Copco has developed the Tool Location System.

Don’t Risk Injury By Wrestling Drums

June 22, 2011 8:00 pm | Manufacturing.net | Product Releases | Comments

According to CECOR, used shipping drums may seem like a cheap way to handle waste, but the inconvenience of transporting and the risk of injury could be costly. They offer the TX-55PL Drum Tank.

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Ford Offering Inflatable Seat Belts In More Cars

June 22, 2011 5:44 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker plans to offer inflatable rear seat belts on the Ford Flex, a seven-passenger crossover wagon, and two unnamed Lincoln vehicles.

FDA Issues Graphic Cigarette Labels

June 21, 2011 5:07 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

In the most significant change in 25 years, FDA released nine warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use.

Contractor To Pay BP $75M To Settle Oil Spill Claims

June 21, 2011 4:47 am | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A BP contractor agreed to pay $75 million to settle all potential claims between the companies over last year's deadly rig explosion and massive oil spill.

FDA Aims To Increase Import Safety

June 20, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

Regulators would share more information with foreign counterparts as part of a multi-faceted strategy to police the safety of millions of imported goods.

IAEA: Nuclear Safety Must Be Improved

June 20, 2011 5:57 am | by George Jahn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Head of the IAEA urged a worldwide review of safety measures but acknowledged that his organization lacks the authority to enforce rules.

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AP: U.S. Nuke Regulators Weaken Safety Rules

June 20, 2011 5:08 am | by Jeff Donn, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Time after time, NRC officials have decided that original regulations were too strict, arguing safety margins could be eased without peril, AP says.

Bunk Beds Recalled After Child Dies

June 17, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

About 30,000 bunk beds have been recalled because of the threat of children becoming entrapped in the bed, a federal consumer agency said.

Court: Class Action Against Bayer Can Proceed

June 16, 2011 9:54 am | News | Comments

Supreme Court will let two West Virginia residents revive a lawsuit over anti-cholesterol drug Baycol, which was pulled from the market in 2001.

Chrysler Recalls 11 Models Due To Steering Problem

June 16, 2011 5:33 am | News | Comments

Automaker recalling over 11,000 cars, minivans and other models because their steering could fail due to a missing or incorrectly installed rivet.

France Pulls Hamburgers After E. Coli Scare

June 16, 2011 5:05 am | News | Comments

French health authorities have ordered a recall of hamburger patties after five children were contaminated with E. coli.

OSHA Fines Chemical Plant For 'Willful' Violation

June 15, 2011 10:09 am | by Vicki Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agency investigating explosion that killed three men cited a chemical plant for 18 violations, 16 of them considered serious and one labeled 'willful.'

Report: China Covering Up Lead Poisoning Epidemic

June 15, 2011 4:59 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | News | Comments

Millions suffer from lead poisoning despite a crackdown on contamination, and officials are trying to cover up the problem, a rights group alleges.

OSHA Cites Cooper Tire & Rubber

June 15, 2011 4:48 am | News | Comments

Federal government has cited Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and two contractors with 25 safety violations at the company's Tupelo, Miss. plant.

China: Nuclear Reactors Passed Inspections

June 15, 2011 4:43 am | News | Comments

China's nuclear regulators have given the country's reactors a clean bill of health following inspections ordered after the disaster in Japan.

Traces Of Listeria Found At Kellogg Plant

June 14, 2011 8:46 am | News | Comments

Regulators said that the pathogen was found in several spots along the production line that come in direct contact with food.

Japanese Nuke Plants To Add Safety Measures

June 14, 2011 6:06 am | News | Comments

Operator of damaged nuclear plant is installing rooftop vents and taking other safety measures at two more nuclear plants to prevent another crisis.

FDA Posts Sunscreen Rules

June 14, 2011 5:57 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer.

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