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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • Sept 15- The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls.

  • GM claims: By the numbers     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    General Motors' compensation fund announced its first round of victim claims relating to faulty GM vehicles. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.

  • GM eligible death claims will rise: Feinberg Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Kenneth 'Ken' Feinberg, managing partner and founder of Feinberg Rozen LLP

    There are 19 eligible claims for a person who died in a defective GM vehicle—and that number is likely to go higher.

  • Senator moves to ban some flame retardants Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Sen. Chuck Schumer

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products.

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- Ford Motor Co is recalling about 74,000 older model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat, according to a filing with U.S. regulators on Friday.

  • Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw, following more than a dozen cases of injury.

  • FDA says Johnson & Johnson recalls some jaw implants Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw following more than a dozen cases of injury. The device, which is used to lengthen and stabilize the lower jawbone and the side of the lower jaw, is being recalled by JNJ unit DePuy Synthes as it may reverse after surgery.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the latest in a series of air bag recalls across the industry that have affected nearly 16 million vehicles to date.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles globally due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Honda is recalling certain CR-V, Civic, Brio and Amaze, models from 2012-2015, mostly in China and other Asian countries.

  • Aug 21- U.S. federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors Co were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation said.

  • The company, nSpired Natural Foods Inc., a subsidiary of Hain Celestial Group, has received four reports of illness that may be associated with the products, according to a news release dated Tuesday.

  • Aug 20- A natural food company is voluntarily recalling certain peanut butters and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other major grocery outlets because government testing found they may be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Nut butter recall hits Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    A unit of Hain Celestial Group is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

  • Glass particles in beer? There's a recall for that Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Hold that lime wedge for your Corona, at least until you check the code number on the neck of the bottle.

  • Kids water bottles recalled for laceration hazard Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

  • U.S. auto safety agency unveils new recall search tool Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer.

  • GM expands website for owners of recalled vehicles Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    General Motors's website for owners of its vehicles recalled for faulty ignition switches has been expanded to include all 20 models involved.

  • 4 indicted at slaughterhouse for cancer-ridden beef Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Four officials at a California slaughterhouse allegedly slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on lunch breaks and distributed the beef.

  • *Heinz says to tighten supplier controls after China food scare. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.