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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.                               

New Plea Expected In Salmonella Outbreak Case

May 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine people plans to enter a new plea.                                      

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GM Recalls Saturns For Gear Shift Problem

May 6, 2014 1:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling about 56,214 Saturn Aura midsize cars in the U.S. because the automatic transmission shifters can fail.                    

GM Recalls 50,000 Cadillac SUVs

May 2, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 luxury SUVs to fix a computer error that can delay acceleration for three or four seconds.                                  

1M Thermostats Recalled Over Fire Risk

April 30, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1 million thermostats are being recalled because the batteries can leak and cause a fire.                         

BMW Recalls 156K Vehicles

April 29, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can lose power or stall.                        

GM: Securities Regulators Probing Recall

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM also confirmed for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's office in New York and an unidentified state attorney general are also conducting investigations.                            

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Does It Matter If We Beat The Recall Record?

April 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Blogs | Comments

Do these massive recalls point to quality problems in our cars and trucks? And is the car parked in your driveway still safe to drive?                                  

Feds Investigating Chevy Impala Brakes

April 23, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.                          

GM Restructuring Engineering After Recall

April 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls.                                 

Documents Detail Delayed GM Saturn Recall

April 21, 2014 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles and point to another example of government safety regulators reacting slowly to a safety problem.                       

Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.                                         

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Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.                                              

Barra: Cost Of Fix 'Not My Focus'

April 16, 2014 4:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motor's CEO Mary Barra says that her company is not focused on the 'cost elements' of the safety fix and that GM is 'gonna do the right thing.'                             

Q&A: Prepping For FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 15, 2014 2:43 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to our colleagues at Food Manufacturing about OSHA’s new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.                   

Lawsuit: GM Intentionally, Systematically Concealed Defects

April 14, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.                          

Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.                                   

BMW Extends Recall To Half-Million Cars

April 11, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S.                            

GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors has to repair another part on the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                                   

NHTSA Closes Ford Pickup Truck Probe

April 11, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power.                            

GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave In Recall Case

April 10, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.                 

Big Auto Recalls Push U.S. To Near-Record Pace

April 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.                  

Defendant: Food Poisoning Was Easy Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security.                 

Volkswagen Orders Dealers To Stop Selling 4 Models

April 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.                                      

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