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Suzuki Recalling Nearly 26K Cars

July 29, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.                       

Drone Nearly Blocks California Firefighting Planes

July 29, 2014 8:18 am | by Fenit Nirappil and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.                                 

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Mining Deaths On Rise In First Half Of 2014

July 29, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.                 

FAA Proposes $12M Fine For Southwest Airlines

July 29, 2014 7:49 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.               

Window Decals Warn Of Hot Car Danger For Kids

July 29, 2014 7:46 am | by David Dishneau, Associated Press | News | Comments

After numerous children have died in hot cars, an automobile industry trade group is offering free window decals to remind people that children should never be left alone in vehicles.                

RPM Agrees To $797.5M Deal On Asbestos Claims

July 28, 2014 11:58 am | News | Comments

RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.              

Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader Car Built on a Corvette Chassis

July 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart, and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette ...              

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Lawmakers Push For Airline Safety Devices

July 28, 2014 10:51 am | News | Comments

Anti-missile devices include onboard lasers, warning systems, flares and infrared countermeasure systems, costing from $1 to $2 million per plane, Schumer and Israel said.                

Drug Maker Fights Pediatricians' New Advice

July 28, 2014 10:38 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.              

NHTSA Opens Probe Of Impala Air Bag Performance

July 28, 2014 9:11 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has opened a formal investigation into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors.                

Nissan Expands Faulty Air Bag Recall

July 28, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.                       

Fertilizer Companies Blame Texas City For Blast

July 28, 2014 7:52 am | News | Comments

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast.                 

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Feds Probe Dodge Charger Complaints

July 25, 2014 2:21 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans.                   

Manufacturing.net Rewind: A Revolutionary Fuel Cell; More Problems For GM

July 25, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from a new fuel cell system from GE to yet another delayed recall from General Motors.                  

China’s Meat Scandal And Food Fails

July 25, 2014 1:03 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

To top it off, a video shows employees in the factory dropping the expired meat on the floor, then directly returning it to the production line.                   

Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due To Injury, Burn Hazards

July 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by Consumer Product Safety Commission | News | Comments

The lamps are being recalled because there is a potential for the metal housing and assembly portion of the LED bulb to separate from the plastic driver housing installed in the lighting fixture, which could result in the product falling from the ceiling, presenting possible risk of property damage or injury.

NHTSA Probes Hyundai Sonata Air Bag Problem

July 25, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.                      

GM Recalls Cadillac, Camaro In China

July 25, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts.              

U.S. Executions Marked By Challenges, Drug Shortages

July 25, 2014 8:03 am | News | Comments

After more than three decades of using the same three-drug combo to put hundreds of inmates to death with few problems, states have scrambled in recent years to find alternative drugs because of a shortage rooted in European opposition to capital punishment.

W.Va. Man Sues GM Over Deadly Crash

July 24, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp., claiming a defective ignition switch in a Chevrolet Cobalt caused a 2006 accident that killed his pregnant wife.                  

GM 2Q Profit Falls 85 Percent

July 24, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.                        

Texas Firm Recalls Compounded Drugs

July 24, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination.                     

Head Of Troubled Anthrax Lab Has Resigned

July 24, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Dozens of CDC workers were potentially exposed to anthrax. No one got sick, but an internal investigation found serious safety lapses, including use of an unapproved sterilization technique and use of a potent type of anthrax in an experiment that did not require a live form of the germ.     

GM Issues 6 More Recalls

July 23, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

The biggest recall announced Wednesday was for just over 414,000 cars and small SUVs for faulty seats. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bolts.

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