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  • *Takata shares responsibility for driver safety- NHTSA. *NHTSA to consider next steps after Takata response. *Takata CEO leaves decision for expanded recall to automakers.

  • What happens to Takata after a US recall?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Micki Maynard, Director, Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, says Takata doesn't have the manufacturing capacity to make replacement airbags as it comes under pressure to issue a U.S. recall.

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. Cargill is recalling 31,000 pounds of beef produced at its Calgary, Alberta, plant, said Connie Tamoto, spokeswoman for the privately held...

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The agency said there have not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold...

  • TORONTO, Dec 2- Some ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Canada may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, as meat producer Cargill recalled the products. The agency said there had not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold in Alberta, British...

  • TOKYO, Dec 2- Takata Corp is making final preparations to expand a region-specific recall in the United States of vehicles with its air bag inflators to the rest of the country, as ordered last week by regulators, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday. A Takata spokeswoman said no decision had been made yet, adding no board meeting had taken place on Tuesday.

  • US probes Graco over massive child car seat recall Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    David Friedman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The NHTSA is investigating whether Graco Children Products waited too long to report a safety defect that it said affected nearly 4 million car seats.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it was investigating whether Graco Children's Products acted quickly enough to report a defect in child car seats. If NHTSA finds that Graco did not act in a timely manner, the manufacturer could be fined up to $35 million in civil penalties, the agency said.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- General Motors Co will recall 316,357 SUVs and sedans, mainly in North America, because the low-beam headlights can stop working, the company said on Monday. Affected vehicles are the model years 2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse sedans; 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy and Buick Rainier SUVs; and 2006-2008 Saab 9-7 X and Isuzu Ascender SUVs.

  • TOKYO, Nov 30- Shigehisa Takada, the third-generation head of Takata Corp, shows little sense of the crisis engulfing the Japanese air bag maker at the centre of one of the auto industry's biggest safety recalls, according to three people who have met him recently. More than 16 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide since 2008 over Takata's air bag...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 29- General Motor Co's main Chinese joint venture will recall 40,496 Buick LaCrosses in March next year due to faulty headlights, China's top quality watchdog said. Shanghai General Motors Co, GM's venture with SAIC Motor Corp, will recall all the Buick LaCrosse sedans made between Jan. 11 2006 and Nov. 8 2006, the General Administration of Quality...

  • TOKYO, Nov 28- Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions. Several automakers in the U.S. have issued regional recalls of certain models to investigate what is causing some Takata air bags to...

  • *Daihatsu joins list of car makers in Takata recalls. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same...

  • Toyota to recall more cars for dangerous Takata air bags Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that the safety crisis surrounding the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same problem two weeks ago after revelations of a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • Should Takata's recall go nationwide?  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Scott Upham, Founder, President & Chief Executive at Valient Market Research, says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can force the airbag maker to issue recalls.

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC will send recall notifications to owners of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags nearly two weeks earlier than planned, the company said late Wednesday. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in the Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to issue a recall. A letter from NHTSA to Takata Senior Vice President Kazuo Higuchi obtained by Reuters said Takata's...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its regional recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit is at the "rear of the pack" among automakers in telling its customers of the possible dangers of Takata's air bags,...