Product recalls

March 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made...
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This undated combination of photos shows clockwise from top left, the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit, the logo of Mercedes EQ concept car at the company's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, the Fiat logo on a 2018 Fiat automobile on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show and a Volkswagen logo on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Three class actions filed Wednesday, March 14, 2018, allege that General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes knew of problems with exploding Takata air bag inflators yet waited years to issue recalls. (AP Photo)
March 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami. The lawsuits cite company documents obtained...
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CORRECTS ID - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims talks about a compulsory recall order of 2.7 million cars fitted with defective Takata air bags, in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Australia issued a compulsory recall for cars fitted with defective air bags in an effort to lift the auto industry's mixed efforts to fix the fault blamed for multiple deaths around the world. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 28, 2018 - 1:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Wednesday issued a compulsory recall for all 2.7 million cars fitted with defective Takata air bags in an effort to lift the auto industry's mixed efforts to fix the fault blamed for at least 23 deaths around the world. Vehicle suppliers must recall and...
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FILE- This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy. In an agreement announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, the states said they will not collect the settlement so that victims of Takata's faulty air bag inflators can get a bigger piece of the company's remaining money. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy. In an agreement announced Thursday, the...
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford and U.S. government safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata air bag inflators “that are an immediate risk to safety.” A company investigation into Ranger inflators from the 2006 model year found test results showing that more inflators had ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings, company spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford and U.S. safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata air bag inflators "that are an immediate risk to safety." A company investigation into Ranger inflators from the 2006 model year found...
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February 11, 2018 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Takata Corp's U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective air bags, paving the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan, according to court documents. The agreement between the...
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In this May 4, 2016, photo, shadows are cast near a Takata Corp.'s reception desk at the automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Another person has died in Malaysia after a faulty Takata airbag inflator exploded when the Honda it was installed in crashed, raising the known death toll linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to six. The driver was killed when the 2004 Honda City car crashed on New Year's Day in central Selangor state, Honda Malaysia said Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in a statement. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 30, 2018 - 6:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Another person has died in Malaysia after a faulty Takata air bag inflator exploded when the Honda it was installed in crashed, raising the known death toll linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to six. The driver was killed when the 2004 Honda City car...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:37 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Panera Bread Co. is voluntarily recalling some cream cheese sold in its U.S. stores because of possible bacterial contamination. The St. Louis-based company released a statement Sunday saying the recall was initiated after testing from a single production day indicated the presence...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. The Paris prosecutor's office said sites being searched Wednesday include Lactalis headquarters in Laval in western...
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This Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo provided by Aichi Prefectural Government's Department of Health and Public Welfare shows a package containing potentially deadly liver, top right, a purchaser took it to the health center in Nagoya, central Japan. The town freaked out over the sale of assorted blowfish meat packages containing potentially deadly liver, but nobody had died. The regional health ministry office said Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, a supermarket in Gamagori City, Aichi prefecture, sold five packages of assorted fugu meat containing liver, which is toxic and banned. (Aichi Prefectural Government's Department of Health and Public Welfare via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 2:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — A city in central Japan has used its emergency loudspeaker system to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. No one has died. The fish known as fugu is an expensive winter delicacy but requires a license because of the...
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