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  • Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    DETROIT— The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking.

  • Produce contamination scare not so peachy Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Wawona Packing says no illnesses have been reported from a listeria scare of some of its produce, and the nationwide recall is a precaution.

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • GM orders sales halt for recalled Cadillacs Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

    GM has ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some recalled models because it doesn't have a fix yet for an ignition switch problem.

  • NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— A North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall by B. Roberts Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

  • Recalls this week: LED light bulbs, bicycles Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    LED light bulbs that can separate from their sockets and fall onto consumers are among this week's recalled products. Others include patio set chairs that can fall apart. They were sold at lighting retailers and distributors nationwide from June 2009 through March 2014.

  • Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defect Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    It seeks unspecified damages and an order that Subaru initiate a recall to fix the problem. The lawsuit says Subaru of America, which has headquarters in Cherry Hill, has "long known about" the defect but has refused to address it or repair affected vehicles without charge.

  • Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    DETROIT— Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014. The Korean automaker says a plug that secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly can loosen and cause the gear to separate.

  • *Takata could face more costs if car makers expand air bag recalls. TOKYO, July 18- Takata Corp said on Friday it would book a special loss of around 45 billion yen in the April-June quarter after several car makers recently recalled vehicles due to potential problems with its air bags.

  • 10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    By The Associated Press— General Motors is the subject of multiple government investigations and civil lawsuits for taking more than a decade to recall 2.6 million cars with a deadly ignition switch defect.

  • DETROIT, July 17- General Motors Co:. *CEO Barra says there are distinct differences between cars under Feinberg. fund and other cars with bad ignition switches, when asked whether GM would.

  • GM lawyers criticized for 'deceit' in switch recall Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Kenneth Feinberg, administer of the General Motors compensation fund, waits to begin a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee hearing in Washington.

    General Motors' legal chief came under fire at a Senate subcommittee hearing related to faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. USA Today reports.

  • GM CEO back on the hot seat     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    GM CEO Mary Barra is back on Capitol Hill to explain to a Senate panel why the automaker settled cases involving defective ignition switches but never pushed for further investigation. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.

  • Chrysler: Recall can be done faster than expected Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    DETROIT— Chrysler can fix recalled Jeep SUVs far faster than U.S. safety regulators have predicted, the automaker told the government Wednesday.

  • GM to review, reorganize legal dept in response to recall Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 16- General Motors Co has appointed an outside law firm to investigate its legal department, which is under fire for its role in the company's mishandled ignition switch recall, the automaker's top lawyer will announce at a Senate hearing.

  • Yet another car recall, this time it's BMW Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    A worker affixes a BMW hood ornament on 3-series car during its production at the opening of the company's new plant in Leipzig, Germany, May 13, 2005.

    BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3-series cars from model years 1999-2006 due to a problem involving air bag inflators.

  • BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    DETROIT— BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. Air bag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp. can rupture. The problem is responsible for millions of recalled vehicles during the past few years made by manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota.

  • GM kept silent on fatal crashes, documents show Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on the GM ignition switch recall during a US House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 18, 2014.

    When asked by regulators to explain deadly crashes, GM repeatedly said it had no answers — despite having reached internal conclusions on the causes.

  • GlaxoSmithKline recalls painkiller in Puerto Rico Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    GLAXOSMITHKLINE RECALLS PAINKILLER IN PUERTO RICO@. July 14- GlaxoSmithKline Plc recalled about 10,600 bottles of its painkiller sold in Puerto Rico after finding the packaging was not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

  • Recalls this week: power adaptors, knives Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    More than 30,000 power adaptors for cellphones have been recalled because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. Other recalled items include charging kits that pose a fire hazard. The recalled adaptors/chargers were distributed free as a promotional giveaway at trade shows nationwide from October 2013 to April 2014.