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Philips Investigates Number of Complaints in FDA Ventilator Report

AMSTERDAM — Dutch medical equipment maker Philips on Wednesday said U.S. regulators might have overestimated the number of safety issues raised by customers related to its recall of ventilators in which a potentially hazardous foam was used. The U.S. Food …

Tesla Recalls Nearly 12,000 U.S. Vehicles Over Software Communication Error

Tesla Inc is recalling nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles sold since 2017 because a communication error may cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday. The California automaker …

J&J, Costco Settle Lawsuits Over Recalled Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson and Costco Wholesale Corp have reached a tentative agreement to settle lawsuits over the presence of a cancer-causing substance in several recalled J&J sunscreen products. Lawyers for the companies and for plaintiffs suing over the Neutrogena and …

Chinese Firm to Pay $91M Over Dangerous Dehumidifiers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese company that sold millions of faulty dehumidifiers to U.S. customers will pay $91 million for failing to tell regulators that the devices could overheat and could catch fire, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Gree Electric …

Volvo Adds 195,000 Vehicles to Recall For Dangerous Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling another 195,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bags could explode and send shrapnel into the cabin. It’s the company’s third U.S. recall for the issue with air bag inflators made …

CPAP Machine Recall Caused by Flawed Design, Not Cleaning Products, Suit Claims

Koninklijke Philips NV, a maker of breathing machines used for treating sleep apnea, was accused in a lawsuit of improperly blaming its recall of about 3.5 million devices on unapproved cleaning products rather than the company’s own design flaws. SoClean …

Tesla Autopilot Scrutiny Grows as U.S. Asks If Recall Is Planned

The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration stepped up its scrutiny of Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot, grilling the company over whether it should have issued a safety recall and questioning its rollout of new software customers are testing on city streets. …

South Korean Battery Firms to Shoulder $1.2B of GM’s Bolt EV Recall Costs

SEOUL — South Korean battery firms LG Chem Ltd and LG Electronics Inc will be shouldering a combined $1.2 billion for General Motors Co’s Bolt electric vehicle recall – the lion’s share of the expected costs. GM in August expanded …

Why Investigators Are Still Probing Takata Air Bag Inflators

Why are U.S. auto safety regulators opening a new investigation into Takata air bag inflators installed in millions of vehicles built over the past 20 years? Some of those vehicles have the original inflators that were installed when they were …

Philips Recalls Ventilators, Sleep Apnea Machines Due to Health Risks

AMSTERDAM — Dutch medical equipment company Philips has recalled some breathing devices and ventilators because of a foam part that might degrade and become toxic, potentially causing cancer, it said on Monday. Foam used to dampen the machines’ sound can …