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Kia Recalls 295,000 US Vehicles for Fire Risks

WASHINGTON — Kia Motors Corp said on Saturday it is recalling 295,000 U.S. vehicles for engine fire risks. The Korean automaker said the recall covers some 2012-2013 model year Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, …

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead to 3 Criminal Charges

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that effectively sidestepped paying billions of dollars in penalties and stopped short …

Miss. Company Agrees to Civil Penalty for Motor Defects

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a Natchez, Miss.-based company that makes off-road buggies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $715,000. The commission said Friday that the settlement resolves its claims that Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC, failed …

Viking to Pay $450,000 Civil Penalty for CPSC Citation

The Viking Range Corporation will pay a $450,000 civil penalty for failing to report defects in its refrigerators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the agreement Tuesday. The CPSC had alleged Greenwood, Miss.-based Viking was aware for years of …