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  • Remington: Don’t call gun fix a 'recall' Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    In a national settlement involving one of America's most popular guns, Remington will replace millions of triggers on its popular Model 700 rifle.

    Remington firmly denied that the replacement of allegedly defective triggers is a recall, and insists its products are not defective.

  • Recalls this week: Air purifiers, bicycle forks Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    A bicycle part that can bend or break is being recalled this week. Other consumer products being recalled include air purifiers that can become a fire hazard. "They were sold at hobby stores around the country and online at HorizonHobby.com from April 2014 through August 2014 for $170 for the Bind-N-Fly and $200 for the Ready-to-Fly.

  • DETROIT, Dec 5- General Motors Co disclosed on Friday that it recalled more than 2,400 of its new mid-sized pickup trucks in the United States and Canada to fix a previously announced air bag issue. GM told dealers in October to stop selling the newly introduced 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to fix an air bag wiring issue. GM said in documents...

  • Japan: Auto recall overhaul needed for global woes Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    TOKYO— The top Japanese auto safety official acknowledged Friday that Japan's recall system needs an overhaul to better respond to global problems highlighted by the debacle over Takata air bags that can explode. He said Japan was working with the U.S. authorities and with automakers to try to get to the bottom of the problem with Takata air bag inflators.

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Takata Corp's resistance to a U.S. order to expand a recall of its air bag inflators is likely driven by a need to protect itself from legal liability, but risks longer-term business damage by alienating the public, experts say. Takata this week rejected a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demand to declare its inflators defective and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would call back 190,000 more vehicles, mostly in Japan, to replace potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp, the latest in a long line of recalls for the embattled auto parts supplier. The move follows an unusual deployment of a Takata- made air bag inflator in a 2003- model Toyota Will Cypha subcompact at a...

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Toyota Motor Corp will recall 190,000 vehicles in Japan and China to replace potentially defective front passenger-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the latest in a long line of recalls for the embattled auto safety parts supplier. The recall followed an unusual deployment of a Takata- made air bag in Toyota's 2003- model Will Cypha at a scrapyard...

  • Will Takata lose business to other airbag makers?  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    Chris Richter, Senior Auto Analyst at CLSA, says the fact that Honda Motor is switching over to Swedish supplier Autoliv spells trouble for Takata.

  • Why Honda is breaking away from Takata  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Koji Endo, Managing Director at Advanced Research Japan, says Takata doesn't have enough capacity to replace its airbags, which is why Honda is taking its business to a Swedish supplier instead.

  • Takata yet to find cause of airbag ruptures Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    A man arranges airbag cushions at a plant for Japanese car parts maker Takata Corp.

    Takata acknowledged that it still does not know what is causing air bag explosions but insisted a broader recall to remedy the problem is misguided.

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, but stopped short of including all models regulators wanted included, a company statement issued on Wednesday shows. "At this time, data analysis indicates the front passenger-side inflators in affected pickups...

  • Chrysler expands recall for Takata air bags Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through a quality control check before coming off the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Chrysler on Wednesday recalled 149,150 pickup trucks over concerns about the air bag inflators.

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has informally told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, a top regulator said. Congressional hearing on problems with Takata air bags in older vehicles sold by at least 10 automakers. In June, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit recalled about 371,000 Dodge, Ram and...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp on Wednesday acknowledged that it still does not understand what is causing air bag explosions that have hurtled metal shards into vehicles even as it insisted that calls for a broader recall to remedy the problem were misguided. "Congressman, we don't identify the root cause yet," Hiroshi...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Japanese supplier Takata Corp for resisting a call by regulators to expand nationwide its regional recall of driver-side air bags that can potentially rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into vehicles. The hearing by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee comes after Takata...

  • Honda to expand air bag recall nationally Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan and installed in Hondas.

    Honda Motor on Wednesday said it will expand a recall of automobiles with Takata driver's side air bags to include all 50 states.

  • Honda expands air bag recall nationally: Report  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Honda has made the decision to make a nationwide recall of Honda vehicles with faulty Takata air bags, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Chrysler recalls 149,000 Ram trucks with Takata airbags  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Chrysler has expanded its recall of vehicles with faulty Takata air bags, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • TOKYO, Dec 3- Japan's powerful industry ministry has summoned Shigehisa Takada, chairman and CEO of Takata Corp, to explain what the company is doing to resolve a crisis over potentially deadly air bags, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. More than 16 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide since 2008 to replace Takata air bag inflators,...

  • US recall will be forced on Takata: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Jochen Siebert, Managing Director at JSC Automotive, says Takata's lack of response to U.S. safety regulators is surprising.