State safety regulators announced Tuesday they are seeking $707,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil Corp. after alleging 22 safety violations at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming, including a toxic gas release that sickened dozens of workers in May.
Honda is recalling about 21,000 all-terrain vehicles due to concern that the steering shaft can break off suddenly and cause a crash. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Tuesday.
The parents of a St. Bernard Parish man whose death in 2011 was linked to a rare brain-eating amoeba have settled their lawsuit against the manufacturers of two household devices that they blamed for their son's deadly infection. Settlement terms weren't disclosed in a federal judge's order that dismissed the wrongful death suit on Oct. 15.
Rockwell Automation today announced the release of its Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, which is a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programs. The company says this tool is applicable to any industry, any plant size and in any location in the world.
Japan's lock on Consumer Reports' vehicle reliability rankings is starting to ease. Three Japanese brands — Lexus, Toyota and Acura — took the top spots in this year's survey, and seven of the top 10 brands are Japanese. But three non-Japanese brands — Audi, Volvo and GMC — cracked the top ten.
Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. will get a $113 million insurance payment after a May 2012 explosion damaged one of its chemical plants in south Arkansas. No one was injured in the blast at the El Dorado Chemical Company plant that produced nitric acid in El Dorado, Ark.
Kraft says it issued the recall after receiving several reports from consumers about cheese going bad. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the problem. The affected products were made in a plant in Campbell, N.Y.
Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better — and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen. Marketed as a healthier, more nutritious alternative, some premium dog and cat cuisine has gone the Whole Foods route.
Occupational safety officials are investigating Chattanooga's Wrigley Manufacturing plant after a 34-year-old woman died there. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Mandie Rachael Creel Chitwood died Monday, hours after she was seriously injured in an accident at the Wrigley plant on Sunday.
Nine Ohio and West Virginia residents who have cancer and other diseases have filed federal lawsuits this month against chemical giant DuPont, alleging the company knowingly contaminated drinking-water supplies with a chemical used by one of its plants.
Korpi's case joins dozens of similar claims across the country filed against Remington over the past three decades. They contend its Model 700 bolt-action rifle, with more than 5 million sold since the 1940s, has a flawed trigger mechanism that the company has known about for years.
The federal government is investigating Kia Sorento minivans after getting 15 complaints that the sunroofs shattered unexpectedly. Sorentos from the 2011 through 2013 model years are involved in the investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that in 13 of the cases, the vehicle was moving when the glass shattered.
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Five people were injured on a carnival ride known for its wild twirls and flips at the North Carolina State Fair, and officials were trying to determine Friday exactly what caused the accident.Two people remained hospitalized in critical condition after the "Vortex" started up again as riders were getting off late Thursday evening, officials said.
The federal government is investigating Jeep Liberty SUVs after two reports of fires in the driver's side doors. Libertys from the 2012 model year were involved in the incidents reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three years ago. Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.
The jury found Toyota Motor Corp. liable Thursday for a fatal crash and awarded $1.5 million compensation to Jean Bookout, the driver injured in the crash, and $1.5 million to the family of Barbara Schwarz, who died. The jury also decided that Toyota acted with "reckless disregard" for the rights of others.
U.S. auto safety regulators have decided not to open a formal investigation into the Oct. 2 fire that damaged a Tesla electric car near Seattle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday there's no indication at this time that the fire was caused by a safety defect or that there was any violation of federal vehicle safety standards.
An explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday left one person dead and at least 40 injured, Mexican authorities said. The blast took place on the second floor of the Dulces Blueberry factory and caused the floor to collapse, injuring people working downstairs, said factory worker Ismael Bouchet.
Michigan factory that makes lithium-ion batteries for General Motors Co. plans to resume commercial production on Monday after halting production because of a controversy over a chemical. LG Chem halted production in September after saying a chemical used to make batteries may not have been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
British police said Friday they have seized components of a gun made from plastic on a 3-D printer and are testing to see whether it was a viable weapon. The Greater Manchester Police force said officers found a plastic magazine and trigger, along with a 3-D printer, in a raid against suspected gang members.
Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the meat products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The force of the explosion rattled buildings and sent plumes of black smoke into the air. Dozens of homes were evacuated, and firefighters couldn't get close to the burning site for several hours because ammunition was exploding.
Oral arguments are scheduled for December in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News' coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime." The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court. ABC is asking the circuit judge to dismiss the case.
Suzuki is recalling 210,228 motorcycles in the U.S. because the front brakes might not work properly. The recall involves GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 motorcycles from the 2004 through 2013 model years and GSX-R1000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2013 model years.