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Ford Recalls 1.4M Vehicles

May 30, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Ford is recalling 1.4 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems.                                   

Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Documents show that General Motors recalled some Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.             

NHTSA: Car, Truck Crashes Cost Whopping $871B

May 29, 2014 12:22 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Government safety regulators say the economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to $871 billion in a single year.                    


8 Vehicles Get Top Rating For Collision Warning

May 29, 2014 8:44 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.                     

Boehringer Ingelheim Reaches $650M Settlement Over Blood Thinner

May 29, 2014 8:15 am | by Jim Suhr, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to pay $650 million to settle thousands of U.S. claims questioning the marketing and safety of its popular blood thinner Pradaxa.                   

Salmonella Linked To Chicken Sickens 524

May 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months.                  

Woman Sues Packing Company Over Illness

May 28, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

A college student sickened at a Detroit-area restaurant has sued a packing company that recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.               

Crossbows That Can Fire Unexpectedly Recalled

May 27, 2014 2:10 pm | News | Comments

About 2,800 crossbows are being recalled because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.                                     


Malaysia Releasing Satellite Data On Missing Jet

May 27, 2014 10:58 am | by Eileen Ng and Chris Brummitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Malaysian government released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.

Sweets Makers Try To Keep Names Off E-Cigarettes

May 27, 2014 8:13 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.              

New Safety Requirements For Keystone Pipeline

May 27, 2014 7:51 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Safety regulators have placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.     

Recalled Beef May Be In 10 States

May 23, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states.                Rewind: China's First Jet; A Drug Company Suicide

May 23, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from China getting ready to deliver its first homegrown airliner to a French engineering mistake that will cost $68 million to fix.        


Los Alamos: Waste Containers Isolated

May 23, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

Los Alamos National Laboratory told the state on that it has isolated and is closely monitoring nuclear waste on its campus that was packed with a type of cat litter suspected in a radiation leak at the government's underground nuclear waste dump.

Salmonella Victim Praises Charges

May 23, 2014 8:40 am | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

A woman severely sickened after eating tainted eggs in 2010 says she welcomes criminal charges against the corporate executives blamed for a salmonella outbreak.                

Suzuki Recalls GM-Made Small Cars

May 23, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars in the U.S. because the steering columns can catch fire.                           

California Counties Sue Drug Companies Over Marketing

May 23, 2014 7:53 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation's prescription drug addiction problem.              

Safety Agency Probes Ram Pickups

May 23, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating older Ram pickup trucks with manual transmissions because the engines can be started without the clutch being depressed.                

GM Says More Recalls Are Likely

May 23, 2014 7:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is telling Wall Street that a recent spate of recalls may last until mid-summer as it continues a review of safety issues.                    

Office Depot Recalls 1.4M Office Chairs

May 22, 2014 2:07 pm | News | Comments

Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million black rolling office chairs after it received 153 reports of a broken part that caused at least one serious injury.                 

Toyota Recalling 516K Vehicles

May 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Toyota said Thursday it's recalling 516,000 vehicles worldwide — including 430,500 in the U.S. — for three separate safety problems, including brakes that can activate without warning.             

FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test

May 22, 2014 12:16 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

A new report says the government failed to properly test the lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 and relied too much on the company for technical expertise.                 

Vietnam Offers Help To Companies Hit By Riots

May 22, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

Vietnam pledged to help companies whose factories were targeted during anti-Chinese riots last week, offering tax breaks and other incentives to try and undo some of the damage to its reputation as a low-risk country for foreign manufacturers.  

Aide: GM Probe Near End

May 22, 2014 8:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.               

BNSF Says Future Of Crude By Rail Depends On Safety

May 22, 2014 7:53 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the biggest railroad hauling North Dakota crude says the future of oil shipments depends on proving that it can be done safely.                    

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