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Federal Agency Probes Whether GM Pickup Recall Went Far Enough

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether General Motors went far enough when it recalled about 3,000 small pickup trucks in 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will determine if GM should recall about 115,000 Chevrolet Colorado and …

Sony Recalls 1.6 Million LCD TVs Worldwide

Sony Corp. says it is recalling 1.6 million LCD televisions globally because of a defect that can trigger overheating, smoke and melting parts. Sony says has received 11 such reports in Japan, though none involved injuries or damage beyond the …

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 …

Stanley Black & Decker Agrees to Pay $960K Penalty

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal consumer watchdog agency, said Wednesday that Black & Decker agreed to pay a $960,000 civil penalty to settle allegations it knowingly failed to report some safety problems with its Grasshog XP Weed Trimmer/Edger. …

Officials Investigate Fuel Tank Problem on F150s

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fuel tank problem that could affect more than 2.7 million Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the steel straps holding up the gas tank can …