Product Recalls


  • TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said on Friday his ministry was considering whether to revise existing laws to beef up oversight of auto parts suppliers in the wake of massive recalls of auto parts maker Takata Corp's air bags. The spate of Takata- related recalls- more than 20 million cars have been recalled worldwide over faulty air bags-...

  • TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said on Friday the ministry was considering whether it needs to revise existing laws to inspect auto parts companies in the wake of massive Takata Corp recalls. Millions of cars have been recalled worldwide over Takata's air bags, which can explode with too much force and spray shrapnel in cars.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 14- A Massachusetts meat company is recalling 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Wednesday. The agency said J&G Foods, Inc, in Sutton, Massachusetts recalled the product that consists of one-pound vacuum sealed...

  • Ikea recalls some mattresses, says infants at risk Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    IKEA crib mattress recalled

    Ikea is recalling about 169,000 crib mattresses because babies can become trapped in a gap between the mattress and the crib.

  • GM Barra's optimistic forecast  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Shares of General Motors are down more than 10 percent in the last year, which surprised some, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. The company's CEO Mary Barra shared the company's 2015 outlook.

  • GM forecasts 16.5-17 million US sales  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra commented today on her first year leading the company. CNBC's Phil LeBeau says the company is confident about sales for 2015.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Jan 6- A recent wave of auto recalls may lead to even more flaws being discovered this year as drivers become alert to design faults, the top U.S. car safety official said on Tuesday. NHTSA has been accused of acting too slowly to prevent dangers involving Takata Corp air bags and General Motors Co ignition switches, and Rosekind said he must turn...

  • General Motors recalls trucks, SUVs  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports General Motors has issued an ignition switch recall for some vehicles from 2011 and 2012. The company had a total of 84 recalls in 2014.

  • Autos post strong finish despite record recalls  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on a strong finish for the auto industry despite massive recalls in 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 1- General Motors Co on Thursday announced three new recalls affecting nearly 84,000 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, saying their ignition systems may have problems that could affect engine power and air bag deployment. "Also, the timing of the key movement into the accessory position relative to crash sensing could result in the air...

  • Oh no! Another candy maker recalls caramel apples Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    A variety of caramel apples

    A third candy maker has recalled caramel apples that could be contaminated with the food poisoning bacteria Listeria, NBC News reports.

  • Ouch! Aston Martins recalled for smoldering seats Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    The V12 Vanquish S, Aston Martin

    Aston Martin has recalled 7,256 vehicles due to faulty electronic modules in their front seat heaters.

  • Porsche recalls 918 supercar for front axle defect Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    2015 Porsche Spyder

    Somehow, a supercar doesn't seem quite so super when it's being called back for recall repairs.

  • TOKYO, Dec 24- Takata Corp, the auto supplier embroiled in a global safety crisis, said Wednesday its president, Stefan Stocker, would step down and its chairman would assume the role to unify the company's response to the recall of millions of vehicles carrying defective air bags. Stocker, a Swiss national, joined Takata from privately-held supplier Robert Bosch...

  • What?! 80,000 pounds of bacon recalled because... Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Florida company Abe's Finest Meats recalled more than 80,000 pounds of sliced bacon in Florida and Georgia due to a labeling issue.

  • Dec 23- Keurig Green Mountain Inc is recalling about 7.2 million single-serve brewing machines, the coffee company announced on Tuesday, warning that the machines could overheat and injure users by spraying hot liquids on them. The recall affects 6.6 million machines in the United States and 564,000 in Canada. Keurig has received about 90 reports of injuries...

  • Dec 23- Keurig Green Mountain Inc said it would recall about 7.2 million hot beverage-brewing machines that could overheat and cause injury by spraying hot liquids on users. The recall affects 6.6 million machines in the United States and 564,000 in Canada. Health Canada said Keurig had recorded 17 incidents of minor burns in Canada.

  • DETROIT, Dec 19- FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, on Friday expanded a U.S. regional recall of older cars with potentially defective driver-side Takata air bags to a global action, affecting more than 3.3 million vehicles. The FCA total for Takata Corp- related recalls is now 3,672,770, including affected passenger-side airbags. The number of vehicles recalled...

  • Chrysler recalls trucks; drive shaft might fall off Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    A transmission for a Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 18- Mazda Motor Corp's Mexican arm is recalling around 2,800 cars to check for possible defects in Takata air bags, the company said, the second such recall by an automaker in Mexico in as many weeks. Mazda will be contacting owners of the Mazda6 sold between 2006 and 2008 in Mexico for a voluntary review, the company said in a statement emailed late on...