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  • 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.

  • Buick rescues General Motors     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    The New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, discusses how the resurgence of the Buick brand has helped General Motors overcome problems from its recall crisis.

  • Harley-Davidson recalls 66,000 Touring cycles Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    A 2014 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout motorcycle sits on display at the Starved Rock Harley-Davidson dealership in Ottawa, Illinois.

    Harley is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year. The USA Today reports.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • July 8- Acura, the luxury division of Japanese automaker Honda Motors Co Ltd, said it would recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles to replace their halogen projector beam headlights.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.