The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a large number of complaints about the problem during the past decade. But GM didn't recall the 1.6 million cars worldwide until last month.
Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and competition from other countries, continue to struggle against an old adversary… Washington, specifically the EPA.
About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact.
Duke Energy's CEO says while the company and its shareholders will pay to clean up a coal ash spill in the Dan River, its customers will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds across North Carolina.
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.
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.
Questions about what caused the leak, the extent of the contamination, and the future of the federal government's national nuclear cleanup efforts have been swirling for weeks now.
The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.
The drive to clean up China's industry has added impetus to the government's campaign over the past several years to reduce excess production capacity in the polluting steel and cement industries.
The Obama administration is proposing a record fine for thousands of water pollution violations by coal mine operators in five Appalachian states.
In this issue, we visit Colson Caster, a domestic manufacturer that uses a vertically integrated approach to compete with low-cost offshore alternatives. We also talk to experts about preventing OSHA's top ten violations, review readers' insights into energy efficiency issues, and explore how a reliability-centered strategy can create quick ROI.
The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.
A lawyer for two drug companies told the Arkansas Supreme Court that the state improperly relied on federal regulations in a lawsuit that resulted in a $1.2 billion award over the companies' marketing of an antipsychotics drug.
Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration. Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has added his signature to legislation to repeal the state's $64 annual fee on hybrid vehicles. He said the repeal is effective July 1 and will affect the 75,000 hybrid vehicles in Virginia.
Republican lawmakers blasted the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.
Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring more stringent testing of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of train accidents since last summer involving oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.
The USDA has said Rancho processed diseased and unhealthy animals and circumvented federal inspection rules. The recalled beef was sold at Walmart and other national chains and used in products, including Hot Pockets.
While new FDA standards improve public safety and health, they also present challenges for food distributors to ensure they have FDA-compliant processes, plans, and technologies in place to avoid product recalls and fines.
The Obama administration is facing off at the Supreme Court with industry groups and Republican-led states over a small but important program aimed at limiting power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired by new research on how many smokers start the habit as teenagers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is alleging that a California slaughterhouse engaged in "circumvention" of federal inspection rules — a charge strongly denied by one of the facility's owners.
A rare alert issued Friday was an "orange" one — the second-highest in the four levels of urgency — prompting health advisories and bans on barbeques, fireworks, and demolition work, but no order to pull cars from the streets.
The changes would bar almost anyone 16 and younger from handling the most toxic pesticides and require no-entry zones around fields to protect workers from drift and fumes. Farms would also have to post no-entry signs to prohibit workers from entering fields until pesticide residues declined to safe levels.
Porsche is asking owners of its 911 GT3 models to stop driving them because they can develop engine problems and catch fire. The German sports car maker says it will pick up the cars and take them to a dealership for inspection.