Product recalls

January 06, 2018 - 10:51 am
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles. They're made by Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW...
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FILE - This Monday Dec. 11, 2017 file picture shows a general view of the Lactalis plant and milk production site where possible source of the outbreak has been identified in Craon, western France. A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of salmonella contamination. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 21, 2017 - 7:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of fears of salmonella contamination. Pharmacies and supermarkets pulled cans and bottles of baby milk off shelves Thursday as the company...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 file photo shows a general view of the Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told The Associated Press on Monday Dec. 11, 2017, that the "precautionary" recall both in France and abroad affects "several million" products made since mid-February. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26...
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November 30, 2017 - 9:25 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — An arbitration tribunal has ordered New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to pay Danone of France $125 million for recall costs stemming from a 2013 food scare. The recall was made out of concerns, which proved later to be untrue, that some Fonterra products supplied to...
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November 21, 2017 - 8:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:25 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. The report, issued Friday by an independent monitor who is keeping tabs on...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen on a car in Berlin. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash. The government probe covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the 2010 to 2014 CC and Passat, the 2010 to 2013 Eos, the 2011 to 2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta and Tiguan, and the 2012 to 2014 Jetta Sportwagen. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
November 17, 2017 - 10:18 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 416,000 vehicles including the...
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November 15, 2017 - 4:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls. Both automakers petitioned safety regulators to escape recalls, which involve about 3 million vehicles made...
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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., displays Nerf's "Zombie Strike" crossbow during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Boston, where the child safety group released its annual holiday list of the 10 most hazardous toys. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
November 14, 2017 - 12:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at a Boston...
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