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Documents Show GM Delayed Another Recall

May 30, 2014 9:07 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors recalled a small number of 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.              

Salmonella Victim Praises Charges

May 23, 2014 10:09 am | by The 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.                          

Safety Agency Probes Ram Pickups

May 23, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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

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Office Depot Recalls 1.4M Office Chairs

May 22, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | 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.                             

What the Heck Is Going on with GM?

May 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors has now set a company record with the number of vehicles recalled in a single year. But will it cost the auto giant sales or the new CEO her job?                         

Toyota Recalling Over 430K Vehicles

May 22, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems.                                                    

FAA Too Reliant on Boeing for Battery Test

May 22, 2014 1:33 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787's lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.                             

Aide: GM Probe Near End

May 22, 2014 9:50 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.                

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Egg Company, 2 Execs Charged in Salmonella Outbreak

May 21, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against an Iowa egg company and two executives blamed in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people.                            

PetSmart, Petco to Stop Selling Treats Made in China

May 21, 2014 9:34 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of continuing fears of their safety.                             

GM Adds 218K Cars to Growing Recall List

May 21, 2014 9:24 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The recall of 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact cars is the company's 30th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.                       

Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled After 3 Deaths

May 20, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 113,000 adult portable bed handles used to help people get into and out of bed are being recalled following reports of three deaths.                                 

1.8M Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

May 19, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.                 

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Kraft Recalling Cottage Cheese Due to Poor Storage

May 19, 2014 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some ingredients used in Kraft Foods Group cottage cheese brands were not stored in accordance with proper temperature standards at a Tulare, California, manufacturing facility.                      

Amazon Counterfeiting Concerns

May 16, 2014 1:48 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Wall Street Journal report is raising concerns that some products sold by the company are knock-offs. Vinita Nair reports on how counterfeits slip into the system, and why companies feel it hurts their brand.            

GM Recall Total Hits 8.5M

May 15, 2014 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors added two recalls Thursday to its growing list for the year, pushing the total number of vehicles called back for fixes in 2014 to more than 8.5 million in the U.S. alone.                   

Cabela's Recalling Electronic Jerky Blasters

May 15, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cabela's is recalling approximately 600 electronic jerky blasters because of a possible fire hazard.                                            

Acid Leaks Stopped At W.Va. Silica Plant

May 14, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crews are working to clean up leaks of sulfuric acid and caustic soda at a sand plant in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. An estimated 300 gallons of caustic soda leaked from a tank adjacent to the sulfuric acid tank.     

13 Arrests After Italian Factory Makes Bad Mozzarella

May 13, 2014 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.                          

The Three Key Catalysts For More Precise Recalls

May 12, 2014 4:47 pm | by Thomas Marchisello, Senior Director of Industry Development, GS1 US | Articles | Comments

Recalls are designed to ensure public health and safety. But they don’t have to cause long-lasting damage to a brand or bottom line if they are orchestrated with surgical precision.                    

Chrysler Recalls 780K Minivans

May 12, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 780,000 minivans to replace window switches that can short-circuit and overheat if exposed to moisture.                                    

P&G Pulls Detergent Over Neo-Nazi Code

May 9, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Detergent manufacturer Procter & Gamble has prompted anger in Germany after unintentionally placing a neo-Nazi code on promotional packages for Ariel washing powder.                        

Ford Recalls Over 692K Vehicles

May 9, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America to fix two safety problems.                                   

Father Commends Remington For Recall

May 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man who sued Remington Arms Co. said the manufacturer should be commended for recalling the model rifle he claims was responsible for the death of his 9-year-old son.                     

Recalls Challenge GM, Frustrate Customers

May 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Experts say eight simultaneous recalls covering 7 million vehicles is too much for any organization to handle quickly, even one as big as GM.                               

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