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  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said NHTSA also issued a consent order to Takata, requiring...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Top officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will make a "major" announcement on Tuesday related to Takata Corp's air bag recalls, the department said. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, will take place at 2 p.m., the department said in...

  • May 18- The Obama administration on Monday escalated a running regulatory battle with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, saying it could impose "multiple penalties" on the automaker and order a public hearing to examine FCA's handling of 20 recalls affecting more than 10 million vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Fiat Chrysler...

  • As part of a broader effort to get automakers to speed up the repair of recalled cars and trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said FCA could face up to $700 million in fines and be required to buy back or replace vehicles if regulators find evidence that it failed in its legal recall obligations. The proceedings would be the broadest...

  • Honda on Friday unveiled a new model with an unusual sales pitch- fuel efficient, lots of cargo space and, by the way, no air bag inflators made by Takata, the Japanese supplier at the centre of a global safety crisis that has rocked both companies. Over the past five years, recalls have ballooned to include 36 million vehicles fitted with potentially lethal Takata...

  • May 15- Blue Bell Creameries said it would lay off about 750 full-time and 700 part-time employees, nearly a month after the ice cream maker voluntarily recalled all its products and stopped production due to bacterial contamination. The cuts will affect about 37 percent of the Brenham, Texas- based company's total workforce of 3,900, a decision Chief...

  • TOKYO, May 14- Honda Motor Co on Thursday recalled close to 5 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty Takata Corp air bag inflators, as investigations showed the problem behind one of the biggest auto safety crises may be more widespread than thought. Honda said it decided to recall the cars after finding some Takata bag inflators were not sealed...

  • Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5 million cars due to airbag fears

    Japan's largest automakers issued new recalls associated with Takata airbags.

  • TOKYO, May 13- Japan's three biggest carmakers said on Wednesday they would expand a huge global recall triggered by potentially fatal air bags made by Takata Corp, saying they were taking back millions of vehicles worldwide for investigation. The Takata- linked recall is now on par with a General Motors Co recall of some 30 million vehicles last year for a range...

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • TOKYO, May 13- Toyota Motor Corp and smaller rival Nissan said on Wednesday they were recalling some 6.5 million vehicles globally to replace potentially faulty air-bag inflators, the latest in a series of recalls involving parts made by Takata Corp.. They did not give further details about the suspected fault but around 25 million cars have been recalled...

  • TOKYO, May 13- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it would recall just under 5 million Corolla, Vitz and other models worldwide to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.. Subject to the recall are cars across many models built between March 2003 and November 2007, including 1.36 million in Japan. Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it was recalling...

  • CNBC update: 4,600 cribs recalled Friday, 8 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    CNBC update: 4,600 cribs recalled

    The Italian Navy finds a capsized migrant boat; Baby's Dream furniture recalls cribs; and a new study faults food ads to children, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • FDA: Blue Bell knew about its listeria since 2013 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries was aware that it had listeria in an Oklahoma plant as early as 2013 but failed to act, says the FDA.

  • Lumber Liquidators halts sales of Chinese laminate flooring

    Effective immediately, home improvement retailer Lumber Liquidators will not longer sell laminate flooring made in China, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • DETROIT, May 6- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into a potential wire-related fire hazard from a recall repair by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles implemented last year on more than 660,000 SUVs in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened what it calls a "recall query" after receiving eight reports of fires...

  • DETROIT, May 6- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into a potential wire-related fire hazard from a recall repair by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles implemented last year on more than 660,000 SUVs in the United States. In July 2014, FCA US, the former Chrysler, recalled about 900,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs globally from model years...

  • Ford expands door latch recall to 156,000 vehicles Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    2014 Lincon MKZ sedan.

    Ford Motor said it was expanding a recall to include 156,000 more vehicles to fix a potential door latch malfunction.

  • May 1- Ford Motor Co said it was expanding a recall to include 156,000 more vehicles to fix a potential door latch malfunction. The recalls include certain Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models. The company recalled about 390,000 of the three vehicle models in North America last week to fix the same issue.

  • Govt to recalled Ford owners: Get your cars fixed Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:25 PM ET
    The first Ford Fusion made in the U.S., at Ford's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    Federal officials on Wednesday called for owners of recently recalled Ford vehicles to get them "fixed as soon as possible."