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  • PARSIPPANY, N.J.— GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli, is now back in most U.S. stores. Glaxo's innovation center for consumer products, in Parsippany, New Jersey, says the product package was redesigned to make tampering easier to spot. Before shipping alli, known chemically as orlistat, to retail stores, Glaxo launched it in mid-February through Drugstore.com and...

  • How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. Go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's VIN lookup site at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and key in the number. GET A VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT: You can pay a third party such as Carfax or Experian's AutoCheck for a vehicle history check.

  • DETROIT— It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences. More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S.— about one-fifth the total— were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. "It's a very major public safety problem," says Chris Basso, a...

  • DETROIT— General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Dealers will replace a switch trim plate to fix the cars, which mainly were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- Australia's Patties Foods Ltd scrapped its interim dividend on Tuesday as it weighs the cost of a hepatitis outbreak linked to Chinese frozen berries, while the government increases testing of imports from related factories in China. Around 20 people have been diagnosed with the disease after eating the Patties berries, which were grown in...

  • Mercedes recalls 147K cars for engine fire risk Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires.

  • DETROIT, Feb 22- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires, the U.S. safety regulator said Saturday. The cars have a rubber seal in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, increasing the risk of an under-hood fire, according to the National...

  • Mercedes recalls more than 147,000 vehicles to fix seal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons made over the past few years to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal that could spark a fire. The recall mostly affects E350 sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Mercedes-Benz will start the recall next month.

  • Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. isn't cooperating with the government's investigation of its air bags, the National Highway Safety Administration said Friday as it imposed fines of $14,000 a day that will continue until key safety information is provided. Here are five things to know about the Takata air bag recalls:. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE AIR BAGS?

  • Recalls this week: cocktail shaker sets, tools Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 3:52 PM ET

    A line of cocktail shaker sets that can shatter unexpectedly have been recalled this week. DETAILS: Hula Girl Cocktail Shaker and Glass Sets sold at Tommy Bahama stores nationwide and online at www.TommyBahama.com from September 2014 through January 2015. FOR MORE: Call Tommy Bahama at 866-986-8282 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- A judge said on Tuesday that if General Motors Co is found to have violated car owners' constitutional rights by hiding ignition-switch defects during its bankruptcy, he would consider narrowing the legal protections afforded the company under its 2009 bankruptcy sale. Judge Robert Gerber, at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan,...

  • Australian authorities were investigating on Monday after as many as nine people were diagnosed with the disease after eating the Patties Foods Ltd berries, which were grown in Chile and China before being packaged at the Chinese factory. Contamination scandals that led to deaths and serious illnesses have increased the popularity in China of imports of...

  • Australian authorities were investigating on Monday after five people fell sick after eating the Patties Foods Ltd berries, which were grown in both Chile and China before being packaged at the Chinese factory. Contamination scandals that led to deaths and serious illnesses have increased the popularity in China of imports of European infant formula, New...

  • NEW YORK— General Motors is recalling more than 81,000 vehicles because of problems that can cause the power steering to fail. GM says a message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center and a chime will sound if power steering is lost. Nearly all the recalled vehicles are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • More recalls: This time it's Land Rover and Jaguar Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:34 AM ET

    Land Rover and Jaguar are recalling 104,000 vehicles because of problems with the brakes and lights.

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp booked nearly $30 million in extra charges for vehicle recalls to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators, as well as other costs, tipping it toward a bigger annual loss than previously forecast. Embroiled in a long-running global recall crisis, Takata on Thursday reported a nine-month net loss of 32.5...

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp booked nearly $30 million in extra charges to cover vehicle recalls to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators, as well as other costs, pushing it to a bigger loss this year than previously forecast. Takata, at the center of a long-running global recall crisis, said on Thursday said it booked a total special...

  • Whole Foods issues macadamia nut recall Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:29 PM ET
    A man walks into Whole Foods Market in the Brooklyn borough in New York.

    Whole Foods has recalled macadamia nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to consumer advocacy site Consumerist.

  • Remington settlement triggers questions  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details on a landmark class action suit allegedly involving millions of defective Remington rifles.

  • GM CFO: GM seeks to raise dividends  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Chuck Stevens, General Motors EVP & CFO, break out the automaker's quarterly results. The expansion cycle in the U.S. has room to run, says Stevens.