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  • 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...

  • Nearly 1.7 million Toyota, Lexus cars recalled Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Shoppers at the Toyota of Deerfield car dealership on October 2, 2014 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This is a Van Tuyl Group property recently sold to Warren Buffett.

    Toyota announced it would recall 1.67 million Toyota and Lexus cars due to three separate defects.

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally to address three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake's performance. Toyota said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects. The latest in a series of recalls by the world's...

  • Chrysler recalls 184K SUVs for air bags, seat-belts Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    2014 Dodge Durango

    Chrysler said an electrical short circuit may occur in certain 2014-model Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

  • Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs for air bag defect Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. The recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Most are in the U.S., but 57,443 SUVs are in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

  • Honda recalls 43,000 cars for faulty seat belts Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Honda to fix seat belts that may become stuck in very low temperatures in its latest recall.

  • Recalls this week: shears, helmets Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Nearly 300,000 shears that can break are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and hanging lamps. DETAILS: Fiskars 32- Inch Bypass Lopper Shears with model number 6954. They were sold at The Home Depot Inc. stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.

  • Mitsubishi recalls cars, SUVs for stalling problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly. The recall covers the Lancer and Lancer Evolution from the 2008 to 2011 model years, as well as the Lancer Sportback from 2009 to 2011. Also affected are the Outlander small SUV from 2008 to 2011 and the Outlander Sport from the 2011...

  • Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for hood latch problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion. Only Altimas from the 2013 model year are covered by the recall so far, but Nissan is investigating whether other models could be involved, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety...