Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Friday it is recalling around 74,000 Colt compact cars to fix a problem causing their headlights to fail due to a bad connection. Subject to the recall are those vehicles produced between October 2002 and February 2004, Mitsubishi said in a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating thousands of Volkswagen SUVs because the outside lights can go out unexpectedly. The probe affects 61,000 VW Tiguans from the 2009 through 2011 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 26 drivers have complained about headlights, tail lights and turn signals going dark.
Steven Scott Lane remained hospitalized Thursday after losing part of his foot and injuring his leg in the blast Monday on the outskirts of Phoenix. Two witnesses initially told authorities Lane was helping them move out of a home when he stepped on something that exploded.
A 55-year-old man's left arm was severed Thursday in an industrial accident at a Seattle fortune cookie company. Kyle Moore of the Seattle Fire Department says the arm was severed after the man became stuck in a machine up to his chest.
When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hurriedly put up by the operator encountered problems, Yoshitatsu Uechi was not surprised. He wonders if one of the tanks he built will be next.
Authorities say two workers were burned after they were splashed by acid at a dental implant manufacturing plant in suburban Philadelphia. Officials in Bucks County said the workers came into contact with nitric acid shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday during a chemical reaction at the Hiossen Inc. plant in Falls Township.
Safety advocates said the proposal by the Labor Department would put more pressure on companies to comply with workplace safety rules and allow employees and the public to identify businesses with poor safety records. But business groups contend making the information public could be misleading and intrusive.
Another Tesla Model S electric car has caught fire, this time after hitting road debris outside of Smyrna, Tennessee. The blaze on Wednesday afternoon engulfed the front of the car. A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol says the Model S was headed east on Interstate 24 when it ran over a tow hitch. The hitch hit the undercarriage of the car, causing an electrical fire.
Federal accident investigators called Thursday for a probe of the government agency charged with ensuring the safety of tour buses, saying its own look into four crashes that killed 25 people raises "serious questions" about how well the agency is doing its job.
Deputies issued arrest warrants for Joshua Gene Macaroni, whose Georgia family business owns the "Vortex" ride. Macaroni is charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and third felony assault charge of assaulting a juvenile, the sheriff's office said in a statement. Macaroni was not in custody, deputies said.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a New Hampshire textiles company is facing $115,000 in fines for 21 serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Hampton plant. OSHA started investigating Foss Manufacturing Co. in April after a worker's complaint.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, ranked 31 new models. Nineteen earned the top rating of "best bet," which means they correctly position a 4- to 8-year-old child to use the regular shoulder and lap belts in almost any car. Britax, Evenflo, Ferrari, Graco, Harmony, Recaro and Safety 1st all had seats on the institute's "best bet" list.
The European Commission's energy chief says the bloc's executive arm will present a proposal on mandatory disaster insurance for nuclear power plants in coming weeks.Guenther Oettinger said Tuesday the proposal should be one of the first items on the European Parliament's agenda following elections in May.
Thai Airways said it discovered a burst tire on an Airbus A300-600 after the aircraft landed safely Tuesday at an airport in northern Thailand. The burst rear tire was found during an inspection after Flight TG130 from Bangkok had landed in Chiang Rai, the airline said in a statement. It said that none of the 197 passengers or 10 crew members aboard was injured.
Familiarizing yourself now with these regulations may prompt you to give your input to the FDA while they are still in the “comment” phase rather than wait until they are final rules and more difficult, if not impossible, to challenge.
For any business with a physical presence, from a nuclear power plant to a large manufacturing and shipping facility to an office equipped with sensitive electronics, a determination of the consequences of a lightning strike should be part of this risk analysis.
A lawsuit that alleges a defective light bulb manufactured in New Hampshire caused a fire at a paper mill in Mexico has been moved from state to federal court. In the complaint, the insurer for Kimberly-Clark de Mexico claims a light bulb manufactured at an Osram Sylvania plant in Manchester is responsible for a 2012 fire at a Kimberley-Clark plant in Morelia, Mexico.
The harsh and often unsafe working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry drew global attention after the collapse of an eight-story factory building killed more than 1,100 people in April. In another horrific case, a fire last November killed 112 workers.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is warning mine operators about the increased safety risks brought on by winter weather. Statistics show that deadly mine explosions historically occur more often during October through March than during warmer periods.
The former CEO of a company that made fire-resistant building blocks has pleaded guilty to scamming nearly $5 million from people who lost their homes in two wildfires. The Santa Barbara News-Press reports 64-year-old Penny Estes entered her plea to 28 counts on Thursday. She could face nearly 40 years in prison when she's sentenced.
Ford is recalling about 3,100 F-Series ambulances because the engines can stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450 and F-550 "Super Duty" ambulances have 6.7-Liter diesel engines. They're from the 2011 and 2012 model years. Ford says a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor can cause the engines to stop and not be restarted for at least an hour.
Whirlpool Corp. says extensive soil tests show no evidence of illegal dumping or widespread contamination in an area of northern Ohio where dozens of people have been sickened in a cancer cluster.Company spokesman D. Jeffrey Noel said it's evidence that the washing machine factory there has no connection to the cancer cluster.
Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, when a California Highway Patrol officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to drivers who may be distracted by a video or TV screen.
The mine fire began in 1962 and spread underneath the town, threatening residents with poisonous gases and dangerous sinkholes. By the end of the 1980s, more than 1,000 people had moved and 500 structures demolished under a $42 million federal relocation program.
The Senate bill establishes sterile compounding and complex non-sterile compounding specialty licenses to be issued by the Board of Registration of Pharmacy. It also requires inspectors to conduct planned and unplanned inspections of pharmacies.