Product safety

FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 25, 2017 - 7:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Funky Monkey Toys store owner Tom Jones plays with a fidget spinner in Oxford, Mich. Fidget spinners are among the those on the annual list of hazardous summer toys compiled by World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., a nonprofit consumer watchdog. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 21, 2017 - 12:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday. The small plastic and metal spinners, already banned in many schools because they distract students, can...
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FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its U.S...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates with third placed Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 28, 2017 - 10:26 am
MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points. It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in...
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May 25, 2017 - 8:15 am
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds (45,360 kilograms) of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall...
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May 13, 2017 - 12:12 pm
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi-based business is recalling about 130,000 pounds of meat and poultry frozen entree products due to bacterial contamination. Listeriosis, the infection caused by the listeria bacteria, can cause fever and muscle aches, often with other gastrointestinal symptoms. The...
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May 05, 2017 - 10:20 pm
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria. Pinnacle Foods Inc. said Friday the safety of its customers is its top priority and no illnesses have been reported. It says...
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April 27, 2017 - 12:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Toyota says oil can leak from the rear...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford Motor Co.’s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter reported Thursday, April 27, 2017, as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 27, 2017 - 7:10 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials. The Dearborn-based automaker had warned investors and analysts to expect weaker results in the first...
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April 24, 2017 - 11:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( http://cin.ci/2owU8hU ) reports a stuffed moose called Mr. Moosey has become a traveling protection talisman sent to police and other first...
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