Automakers or U.S. safety regulators often send out recall notices before parts are ready. Sometimes the companies or dealers offer free loaner cars, but most of the time they don't. That presents car owners with a difficult question: should they keep driving and hope the problem doesn't affect them, or rent a car until the dealer gets parts, which can take months or even a year?
Chevron has agreed to pay more than a quarter-million dollars for air-quality violations at its Richmond refinery.
An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.
Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry for employees. UL Workplace Health & Safety, provider of workplace health and safety solutions, developed infographics highlighting stats and figures for chemical manufacturing, metal manufacturing and machine manufacturing.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says a Southern California food firm has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.
About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
The coal-to-gas plants are part of a controversial energy revolution China hopes will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities.
The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem.
Musson outdoor rubber stair treads, made from recycled rubber, are an excellent solution to make steps safe even during wet and snowy conditions.
Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.
A new report evaluates the traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada and the EU among others.
Nearly 1,100 lives could be saved every year on the roads by cars that "talk" to each other. The government is out with new findings on V2V, or vehicle to vehicle, technology.
Entrepreneur Michael Haas lights up LEDs to improve car safety with a system he invented called Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology.
Internal support straps raise the center of gravity to the top of the belt, helping to avoid inverting and improving safety.
Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been killed in an accident involving heavy equipment being moved at a northern New York manufacturing plant.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall.
Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside the KEEN utility boot factory, get tips on choosing the right contract manufacturer and help you pick the right abrasive.
A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.
It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
Federal safety officials say a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Pennsylvania, killing a visiting employee.