Product recalls

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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Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows as Saikawa apologized to customers, dealers, partners and government authorities for the recent faulty inspections scandal, at the start of a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is seeing fiscal second-quarter profit slip 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. Nissan, allied with Renault SA of France, reported Wednesday a July-September profit of 141.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), down from 146.1 billion yen the same period last year. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.'s fiscal second-quarter profit slipped 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. The news conference Wednesday announcing the results at the company's...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, visitors walk through a showroom of the Honda Motor Co. headquarters in Tokyo. Japanese automaker Honda’s fiscal second quarter profit has slipped compared to a year ago as costs related to a massive air-bag recall erased the perks of strong sales, Honda reported Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 01, 2017 - 3:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co.'s fiscal second quarter profit slipped compared to a year ago as costs related to a massive air-bag recall erased the perks of strong sales, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Honda reported its July-September profit totaled 174 billion yen ($1.5 billion), down 1.7...
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FILE - This April 1, 2014, file photo shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va., one of many parts recalled by General Motors more than a decade after the company knew about defects. General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
October 29, 2017 - 7:04 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California, after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive business...
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Japanese automaker Subaru’s Chief Executive and President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Yoshinaga said Friday the company’s vehicle inspections have been flawed for years, carried out by workers unauthorized to do the task. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 6:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese automaker Subaru bowed deeply in apology Friday as the company admitted that it has been carrying out flawed inspections of its Japan-made cars for years. The announcement by Subaru's chief executive and president, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, was the latest in a flurry of...
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October 23, 2017 - 2:57 pm
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered...
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October 16, 2017 - 1:14 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag. Germany's dpa news agency reported Monday that 400,000 of the vehicles were registered in Britain...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. A Senate panel plans to take up a bill Oct. 4, 2017, intended to clear away obstacles to a new era in which cars drive themselves. Safety advocates said it would give automakers free reign to put unsafe vehicles on the road. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
October 04, 2017 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to clear away obstacles to a new era of self-driving cars is facing opposition from safety advocates who say it would give automakers free rein to put unsafe vehicles on the road. A Senate panel is scheduled to take up the measure on Wednesday. It would allow automakers to...
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Food safety expert Aurora Alexandru checks her phone at a chicken farm in Gaesti, southern Romania, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 11, 2017 - 3:08 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Dutch media are reporting that a suspect in Europe's contaminated egg scandal is denying involvement and says he tipped off authorities last year about the use of the insecticide Fipronil by...
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 an egg is being extracted with a pipette in a laboratory of the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office in Krefeld, Germany. Dutch investigators detained two men Thursday who are suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several European countries. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 9:27 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the contaminated egg scare in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Romania's food safety chief says there aren't any indications of more pesticide-tainted eggs in Romania, hours after officials incinerated a ton of pasteurized yolks. Geronimo Branescu,...
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