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  • DETROIT, May 28- Three automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp air bags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths. Takata last week complied with demands of U.S. safety regulators and doubled the vehicles to be involved in air bag recalls to 34 million, making it the largest...

  • DETROIT, May 28- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday became the first automaker to expand its U.S. recall of vehicles with faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators since federal safety regulators announced a massive recall campaign last week. Last week, Japanese air bag maker Takata said it would double the recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34...

  • DETROIT, May 28- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday became the first automaker to expand its recall of vehicles with faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators since U.S. safety regulators announced a massive recall campaign last week. FCA said it would recall 4,066,732 vehicles from the 2004 to 2011 model years "equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag...

  • Nantucket Distributing recalls faulty night lights Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Nantucket Distributing Co. is recalling a line of night lights enclosed in a glass mason jar, saying the plastic around the base of the bulb can melt and create a risk of a burn. The night lights were sold at Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! retail locations from December 2014 through March 2015 for approximately $5.

  • Automakers, gov't reveal models in expanded Takata recall Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    DETROIT— Car owners are beginning to find out if their cars or trucks are included in a big expansion of a recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.. Automakers, as well as Canadian and U.S. safety regulators, are posting documents that spell out the vehicles being recalled to replace air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into the...

  • Office Depot caught on problems   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Office Depot caught on problems

    Office Depot is paying the government $3.5 million over faulty chairs.

  • BEIJING, May 28- Japan's Takata Corp, which for months resisted U.S. regulators' demands to widen a recall over its potentially lethal air bags, has had an "attitude shift" and is in a mood to compromise to try to resolve the ballooning auto safety crisis, said a person close to the company. "'There's no use or gain in fighting the regulators' is how one Takata management...

  • Ford recalls nearly 423K vehicles for power steering Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:16 AM ET
    The new 2015 Mustang convertible is viewed on top of the observation deck at the Empire State Building on April 16, 2014 in New York City.

    Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven.

  • DETROIT— Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from the 2011 through 2013 model years. In October, the National Highway Traffic...

  • *Takata says confident new air bags are safe. DETROIT, May 26- Automakers and safety regulators could take months to nail down why air bag inflators made by Takata Corp are exploding with too much force, meaning consumers cannot be certain replacement inflators installed under a sweeping recall are safe, industry officials involved in the process said.

  • 160,000 folding knives recalled after accidental cuts Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— More than 160,000 folding knives made by hunting gear company Gerber are being recalled because the blade can unexpectedly unlock and cause cuts. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it received six reports of injuries, two of which required stitches. The 7- inch Cohort Folding Knife was sold for about $30 at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Home Depot...

  • *Takata says confident new air bags are safe. DETROIT, May 26- Automakers and safety regulators could take months to nail down why air bag inflators made by Takata Corp are exploding with too much force, meaning consumers cannot be certain replacement inflators installed under a sweeping recall are safe, industry officials involved in the process said.

  • Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. of Canada agreed to recall nearly 7,100 Spyder RT motorcycles globally from the 2013 model year. It also agreed to re-notify owners of motorcycles from 2008 through 2012 that were recalled in 2012 for problems that could cause fires, according to documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.

  • DETROIT— Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a deal with Takata to declare millions of its air bag inflators defective and expand the recall from 17 million to 33.8 million.

  • A line of children's booster seats with potentially faulty safety straps are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of gas ranges with defects that can cause burn or fire hazards. FOR MORE: Call Vivint at 759-8189 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or online at www.vivint.com and click on "Product Recall."

  • DETROIT— Out of concern for the safety of drivers, the U.S. government may step in to manage a giant recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.. Takata agreed this week to declare millions of air bag inflators defective. That added 17 million cars and trucks to existing recalls by 11 manufacturers— BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Daimler Trucks, Honda, Mitsubishi,...

  • DETROIT— Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster. "The number of impacted vehicles and manufacturers in combination with the supply issues related to these air bag recalls adds a previously unprecedented level of complexity to this recall," NHTSA...

  • Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A government investigation of Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The Jeni's recall came as Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries also shut down and recalled all products after listeria in its products was linked to three deaths.

  • *Some automakers explore Takata's rivals for replacement parts. *Takata shares fall 10 pct in Tokyo. DETROIT, May 20- Takata Corp's record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata.