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Gov't Wants Graco To Explain Recall

March 7, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

The federal government's road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn't include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles.              

AP: Nearly 150 Illegal Oil Waste Dumps

March 7, 2014 12:29 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records show.         

Court Revives Lawsuits By Soldiers Over Waste Disposal

March 7, 2014 8:25 am | by Larry O'Dell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuits claim contractors KBR and Halliburton Co. exposed soldiers to toxic emissions and contaminated water when they burned waste in open pits without proper safety controls.             


Roller Coaster Manufacturer Blames Six Flags For Death

March 7, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.                       

Residents Frustrated By Lack Of Details On Nuke Dump

March 7, 2014 7:58 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy department officials said there's no intent to hide anything and that some information is simply not known.                        

Pfizer Pulls 3 Lots Of Antidepressant Off The Market

March 7, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Pfizer is recalling some lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR because a single capsule of a different medication was found in one bottle of the drug.                  

Senators Say Gov't Too Slow To Write Safety Rules

March 6, 2014 12:17 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senators say they're frustrated with the government's slow pace at writing new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery freight train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment.               

Security Tightened At P&G HQ After Protest

March 6, 2014 10:03 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble Co. says it has tightened security at its Cincinnati headquarters after a breach this week that allowed an eye-catching protest by Greenpeace.                


Safety Agency Demands Data From GM

March 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is demanding that General Motors turn over documents showing what the company knew about a dangerous ignition problem in older compact cars and how it responded.             

Union Waits For Info On Leak At Nuke Dump

March 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak.              

Protecting Workers From Eye Injuries

March 4, 2014 4:09 pm | by The American Academy Of Ophthalmology | Articles | Comments

During Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding employers and workers in these fields about the importance of wearing eye protection.              

Gov't Ends Ford Vehicle Investigation

March 4, 2014 11:47 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The federal government is closing an investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles that can lose engine power after Ford agreed to a remedy.                    

U.S. Won't Seek More Recalls For VW Fuse Problem

March 4, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.                   


Hyundai Focuses On Safety With Redesigned Sonata

March 4, 2014 8:13 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai emphasized improved safety features and a premium image with its latest effort to regain lost U.S. market share and win back South Koreans who're increasingly buying foreign cars.             

New Mexico Sets Deadlines For Nuke Waste

March 4, 2014 8:02 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

State environment officials said they have set deadlines for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to deal with radioactive waste left above ground at the repository.                 

Isuzu Recalls Over 36K Trucks

March 4, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

Isuzu said Tuesday it is recalling 36,823 Forward midsize trucks due to possible coolant fluid leaks that could result in dashboard fires at the front passenger seats.               

Apple Makes iPhone More Compatible With Cars

March 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with major car makers to make iPhone applications easier for drivers to use while they're on the road.                       

Buffett: Rail Tank Cars Need Upgrades

March 3, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

Buffett says it's clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certain regions has the potential to be more dangerous than previously thought.              

Cummins Recalls 25K Engines

March 3, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

Engine maker and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.                

Investigators Say Flare Plant Blast Accidental

February 28, 2014 8:43 am | News | Comments

Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident and not caused by a criminal act.                    

Kids' Deaths Prompt Furniture Maker To Renew Warning

February 27, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Lane originally recalled about 12 million of the chests in 1996 after other deaths, but the chests are still being bought at second-hand stores or handed down by families.              

VW Recalling 600,000 Caddy Vehicles

February 27, 2014 12:40 pm | News | Comments

Germany's Volkswagen AG says it's recalling some 600,000 Caddy delivery vehicles worldwide to repair a problem with their rear doors.                     

Honda Recalls Over 40,000 Motorcycles

February 27, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

Honda will recall 40,672 units of two motorcycle models commonly used for mail delivery in Japan over concerns about potential brake malfunction.                  

Leak Exposes 13 To Radiation In New Mexico

February 27, 2014 8:14 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Elevated radiation levels have been detected in the air around the plant, but officials have said the readings are too low to constitute a public health threat.                      

Senators Try To Curb E-Cigarette Marketing

February 27, 2014 8:10 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Several senators introduced a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits regulation by the FDA.                   

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