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Toyota to Recall 6.5M Cars Due to Power Window Switch Defect

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall about 6.5 million vehicles worldwide to fix power-window switches that can overheat and potentially lead to a fire. About 2.7 million of the recalled vehicles are in North America, with 1.2 million in …

Emission Scandal Leads to VW Recall of 8.5M Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen AG will embark on one of the biggest recalls in European automotive history, affecting 8.5 million diesel vehicles, after German authorities threw out the carmaker’s proposal for voluntary repairs. The Federal Motor Transport Authority, or KBA, demanded a recall …

General Mills Recalls 1.8M Boxes of Cheerios Due to Allergy Risk

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that were …

After Fires Injure 3, GM Recalls Hummer SUVs

General Motors Co is recalling nearly 200,000 older model Hummer SUVs, mainly in the United States, to fix problems that have led to 42 vehicle fires and three people being burned, the company said on Wednesday. In a separate recall, …

Confusion Surrounds Number of Cars Affected by Takata Airbag Recall

The number of vehicles on U.S. roads with potentially defective Takata airbags appears to be less than half the 34 million initially estimated by federal regulators, according to a Reuters analysis of recall records submitted to the watchdog and confirmed …

More Recalls: 5 Million by Toyota, 1.5 Million by Nissan

The safety crisis plaguing the global automotive industry deepened as Japan’s three biggest carmakers said they would recall at least 6.5 million more vehicles because of faulty air bags that send shrapnel into passengers. Toyota Motor Corp. will recall about …

Advances in Science Help Fuel Ice Cream Industry Recalls

The ice cream industry’s widening listeria scare, which has prompted at least five companies to recall products, is fueled in part by DNA testing and other new tools that can better detect the bacteria and trace its origins. Advances in …

Blue Bell to Recall All Products After More Listeria Found

Blue Bell Creameries Inc., working to contain the spread of listeria after three people died from the bacterial disease, expanded a product recall to include everything it makes. Following an earlier recall of some ice cream, listeria has been found …

GE Agrees to $3.5M Fine for Failing to Report Defective Ranges, Dishwashers

Conn.-based General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s charges that GE knowingly failed to report to CPSC as required by law defects …

Kidde Recalls Close to 5M Disposable Fire Extinguishers

Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury. The company said Thursday that it has received 11 reports that the fire extinguishers failed to discharge as expected. No …