Officials say at least 13 people are dead after a fire swept through a plastic packaging factory in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. Now, after releasing its report of the incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is blaming outdated combustible dust regulations for contributing to the accident, and urging OSHA to respond with national rules.
This week, a pipe in West Virginia became at least the fifth to rupture so far this year, exacerbating concerns about structural weaknesses and lax oversight in the industry.
Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.
With all the news of recalls it is understandable that some would believe that cars are not as safe as they used to be. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is here to say that those concerns are actually quite unfounded, and cars are safer now than they have ever been.
Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.
Volkswagen, which owns all three brands, says vibration during driving, and production issues can cause small leaks in rare cases. VW and Audi said they were not aware of any fires or injuries caused by the problem in the U.S.
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.
To BPA or not to BPA? That is the question … no one can exactly agree on. But maybe that’s about to change. In a just-released report, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced proposed measures to keep perflourinated chemicals from re-entering the U.S. marketplace.
As more and more car companies look to autonomous driving and other advanced technologies, questions surrounding data security become extremely important for the privacy and safety of the customer and car companies. Because of this, Mark Fields, Ford CEO, explains how Ford is working to protect its customer and company data.
Ford CEO Mark Fields talks to Poppy Harlow about his company's future with driverless cars, and why they present such an ethical conundrum.
So far, 2015 is off to a pretty good start in terms of recalls, at least compared to last year. Last year was a spectacularly bad year in recalls.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in two Jeep Cherokees, and air bags that didn't inflate properly in two Nissan Rogues.
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the U.S., businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
A newly released study found water discharged from energy drilling operations in the U.S. poses risks to human health and the environment, calling for additional government regulations on the practices.
Mark Rosekind, the U.S. government's new auto safety chief, knew all along that the agency he was taking over lacked resources and staff to do its job properly. Here are his answers to three questions on how he plans to handle his new position.
State records indicate that employees at a Houston-area pesticide plant where a poisonous gas leak killed four workers in November may have been periodically exposed to the dangerous fumes for years.
On Monday, research published online by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America linked March 2014 earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio to hydraulic fracking. The next day, as if the earth beneath the U.S. wanted to say, “Told you so,” the ground began to rattle Texans in their boots.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.
LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.
The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims.
Mary Barra says her first year as CEO of General Motors contained both disappointment and progress, as the company recalled a record number of cars and trucks but also improved its handling of safety problems.
Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.