Product safety

November 30, 2017 - 8:25 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — An arbitration tribunal has ordered New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to pay Danone of France $125 million for recall costs stemming from a 2013 food scare. The recall was made out of concerns, which proved later to be untrue, that some Fonterra products supplied to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, file photo, Chipotle Mexican Grill founder and CEO Steve Ells pauses for a moment during an interview with The Associated Press in a Chipotle restaurant in Seattle. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, that Ells will step down from the CEO position as soon as it finds a replacement. Ells will then become executive chairman. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
November 29, 2017 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is looking for a new CEO to help turn the restaurant chain around, after a long struggle to recover from a series of food safety scares. The company said Wednesday that founder Steve Ells, who became sole CEO less than a year ago, will step down from that position as soon...
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November 28, 2017 - 4:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Three fatal crashes involving vehicles transporting migrant farmworkers have revealed the government is ineffective in enforcing agricultural transportation safety laws, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board issued findings and recommendations...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, file photo, with two Ikea dressers displayed at right, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Ikea is relaunching a recall of 29 million chests and dressers after the death of a seventh child attributed to one of the dressers tipping over. Ikea CEO Lars Petersson said the company wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign, first announced in June 2016, for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 21, 2017 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea relaunched a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, is One Canada Square house, center, that hosts the offices of the European Banking Authority EBA, headquarters in London. Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies currently in London will be given a new home to move to and the two prizes are hotly fought over by most of the other 27 nations. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:37 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over a year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. The report, issued Friday by an independent monitor who is keeping tabs on...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen on a car in Berlin. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash. The government probe covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the 2010 to 2014 CC and Passat, the 2010 to 2013 Eos, the 2011 to 2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta and Tiguan, and the 2012 to 2014 Jetta Sportwagen. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:11 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire. The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from 2011 through 2015 with two fuel tanks. Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. government say...
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November 15, 2017 - 2:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls. Both automakers petitioned safety regulators to escape recalls involving more than 3 million vehicles. They contend that testing...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, baby turkeys stand in a poult barn near Waco, Texas. Just a week before Thanksgiving when 46 million turkeys will be eaten, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been petitioned to require more humane treatment for turkeys, chickens and ducks as they're sent to slaughter. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Americans prepare to consume some 45 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, an animal rights group asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday to require more humane treatment for turkeys, chicken and other poultry as the birds are sent to slaughter. California-based...
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