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  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    The recall, posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers some 2011 models with 3.6- liter V6 or 5.7- liter V8 engines. Chrysler says a relay can fail, increasing the risk of a crash, although the company said that as of Aug. 25, it wasn't aware of any crashes or injuries.

  • Recalls this week: fire alarm bases, swings Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    DETAILS: IKEA GUNGGUNG swing, which is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation, IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439. 74, supplier number 17915 and Made in Vietnam.

  • Meijer to pay $2M for selling recalled products Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. will pay $2 million to settle charges that the firm knowingly sold and distributed hundreds of recalled products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Meijer distributed at least a dozen different recalled products— from toys to vacuum cleaners— through a system it operated with a third-party contractor.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators came under scrutiny in a Senate hearing on Tuesday for their role in General Motors' failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths.

  • Ikea recalls swing because of breakage risk Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Ikea is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Ikea is taking about 2,000 units off the market in the United States, and another 300 in Canada. The product is made in Vietnam.

  • Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • Sept 15- The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls.

  • GM claims: By the numbers     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    General Motors' compensation fund announced its first round of victim claims relating to faulty GM vehicles. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.

  • GM eligible death claims will rise: Feinberg Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Kenneth 'Ken' Feinberg, managing partner and founder of Feinberg Rozen LLP

    There are 19 eligible claims for a person who died in a defective GM vehicle—and that number is likely to go higher.

  • Senator moves to ban some flame retardants Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Sen. Chuck Schumer

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products.

  • Recalls this week: smoke alarms, generators Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    More than 1 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because a power outage could render them useless. Inflatable rubber tubes that can irritate skin and boys jackets posing an entanglement hazard are also among this week's recalled consumer products.

  • Ford recalls Escape and Mercury models Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Ron Washington wipes down a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Ford is recalling about 74,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat.

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- Ford Motor Co is recalling about 74,000 older model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat, according to a filing with U.S. regulators on Friday.

  • Ford recalls hybrid SUVs to fix stalling problem Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    DETROIT— Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem. The recall covers Ford Escapes from the 2005 through 2008 model years and Mercury Mariners from 2006 through 2008.. Ford is expected to start the recall on Oct. 27.

  • Toyota recalling 130,000 Tundras for air-bag issue Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    Toyota is recalling 130,000 2014 Tundra pickup trucks to correct a problem with side air bags, the automaker's U.S. sales arm said Thursday.

  • Toyota recalls pickups to fix air bag problem Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling about 140,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags. The recall affects Crew-Max and Double Cab versions in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from the 2014 model year. The recall covers 130,000 Tundras in the U.S., 10,000 in Canada and 200 in Mexico, Toyota said in a statement.

  • Recall dilemma: What to do if parts aren't ready Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    Automakers have recalled more than 40 million cars and trucks in the U.S. so far this year, shattering the full-year record set in 2004, and many were for serious safety issues.

  • How to handle an auto recall if parts aren't ready Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    DETROIT— In July, two scary notices arrived in Amaris McGee's mailbox. They came from General Motors, and each told her the gray 2005 Chevy Malibu she drives to work every day is being recalled for safety problems. Like millions of others caught in GM's massive recall crisis, the 25- year-old corporate chef in Dallas can't afford to rent or buy another car.