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  • GM: Keep passengers out of front seat in these cars Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    The General Motors world headquarters.

    GM is notifying owners of some vehicles that passengers should not ride in the front passenger seat until the air bag inflator has been replaced.

  • GM to issue new warning against faulty air bag     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    General Motors is warning car owners about a front seat air bag issue, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to...

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    DETROIT— In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. DETROIT— The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill...

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- The problems for Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp grew after U.S. safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States while two more lawsuits have been filed over accidents in older Honda cars. The news came a day after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States...

  • Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Pieter Cohen, an internist and researcher at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Boston- area health care system. The tested supplements were recalled by manufacturers after FDA raised concerns about drugs in their products. "There should be significant legal and financial consequences for manufacturers who the FDA finds to be continuing to sell these spiked...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in...

  • Vehicles with air bag problem that should be fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. —Models: 2002 to 2004 Lexus SC, 2003 to 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix, 2002 to...

  • NHTSA warns on airbags; recall impacts nearly 5M Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The NHTSA said on Monday that certain car owners should "act immediately" to replace defective Takata airbags, affecting 4.7 million vehicles.

  • Toyota recalls 247K vehicles for airbag rupture risk Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Toyota Motor on Monday recalled 247,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a Takata-made air bag may rupture.

  • Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. Inflators can rupture in air bags manufactured by parts supplier Takata, causing metal fragments to fly out when bags are inflated in crashes. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast,...

  • Recalls this week: toy toasters, folding tables Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    DETAILS: Just Like Home brand toy toaster sets sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.toysrus.com from July 2013 through August 2014. HOW MANY: About 30,000 in the U.S. and about 6,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Toys R Us at 800-869-7787 anytime or visit www.toysrus.com and click on " News/Press Room" under the About Us tab at the bottom of the page, then...

  • DETROIT, Oct 17- General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin, 66, informed GM of his decision and the company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement,...

  • Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. Publix Asian Mix was sold at all its stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Customers who bought the product can return it to a Publix store for a full refund.

  • Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 vehicles Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Chrysler Group vehicles are offered for sale at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership in Chicago, Illinois.

    Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires.

  • DETROIT, Oct 16- Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2014 and equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and a 160 amp alternator, according to the...

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires. The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators, push the total number of recalls so far this year 544, totaling a record of more than 52 million vehicles. It can even cause fire or...

  • Michaels Stores recalls folding tables Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Michaels Stores said Wednesday that is recalling about 8,400 folding tables because they can collapse when customers sit on them. There have been four reports of customers falling and injuring their backs, legs or hips after sitting on the table, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The Michaels Cos., based in Irving, Texas, said customers can...

  • Toyota recalls Lexuses in US for fuel leak risk Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall is part of a larger recall of 759,000 cars that also covers the Crown Majesta, Crown and Mark X in...

  • Peanut farmers deal with fallout from salmonella Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— There will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New Mexico this harvest season because of lingering fallout from the bankruptcy and sale of a peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Grown along the New Mexico- Texas border, the sweet variety is coveted for...