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  • Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.

  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open. A 13- year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3- year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.

  • 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.

  • Ford recalling more than 160,000 vehicles Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    DETROIT— Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford Motor Co. will notify customers and repair the vehicles for free.

  • Cadillac considers leaving Detroit for Manhattan Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    General Motors' premium Cadillac group is considering expanding its offices from Detroit to Manhattan.

  • 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.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:42 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products US stocks open lower after two straight days of gains; Lowe's sinks on weak outlook Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market Social media struggles with images of journalists' slaying; Twitter suspends some accounts China fines 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers $202 million in spreading anti-monopoly probe Lowe's 2nd- quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Bank of England board divided for the first time since 2011 on whether to raise interest rates Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk

  • 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.

  • US safety agency offers online recall check Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service started Wednesday on its website, www.safercar.gov. Drivers can key in their vehicle identification number to get the results.

  • 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.

  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway.

  • 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.

  • Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    DETROIT— Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash. The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether.

  • 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.

  • *China watchdog find excessive lead levels in some Heinz products. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.