Posts Tagged ‘product recall’

GE recalls washers due to shock/fire hazard

by Published: June 15,2010

Tags: manufacturing, product recall, product safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with GE Appliances & Lighting, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 181,000 GE front-load washing machines. A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to […] [...]

Kroger issues recall of ice cream

by Published: June 11,2010

Tags: food, food safety, grocery, product recall, retail

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Kroger Co. is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream sold in 17 states, including Mississippi, because it may contain tree nuts not listed on the label. Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. People who are allergic to tree nuts could […] [...]

Chrysler recalls minivans, Jeeps

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 minivans and Jeep Wranglers because of brake or wiring problems that could create safety issues, the company and federal regulators said today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website the automaker is recalling 288,968 Jeep Wranglers from the 2006 through 2010 model years due to […] [...]

Toyota issues Lexus recall in Japan

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. began a recall today of 4,509 Lexus cars in Japan because of a computer problem affecting the model’s steering system, with a similar recall to follow in the U.S. The carmaker said Wednesday it would recall the cars in Japan, with another 7,000 affected in the U.S., China, Europe and […] [...]

Toyota turns a profit

TOKYO — Toyota cruised back to profit in the latest quarter as the world’s top carmaker cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto sales recovery while fighting to salvage its reputation for quality. But the automaker’s top executive and analysts alike said Toyota is still far from a full recovery while another […] [...]

More fines possible for Toyota

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today the U.S. wants to see results from Toyota’s efforts to improve safety, and more fines would be imposed if needed. “If a fine is required, I think everyone recognizes now that safety is our number one priority, and we will do all that we can to uphold […] [...]

Toyota recalls nearly 10,000 Lexus SUVs

WASHINGTON — Toyota says it will recall its 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV’s stability control system that targets possible rollovers. The recall affects about 9,400 vehicles that have been sold since the SUV went on sale in late December. Consumer Reports issued a “Don’t Buy” warning last week […] [...]

Toyota executive tells company ‘come clean’

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to its massive recall in January, Toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety problems with accelerator pedals, prompting one executive to urge the company to “come clean,” according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Irv Miller, Toyota’s then-group vice president for environment and […] [...]

Toyota assessed record fine, issues more recalls

WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum civil penalty of $16.375 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for failing to notify the auto safety agency of the dangerous “sticky pedal” defect for at least four months, despite knowing of the potential risk […] [...]

USDOT calls in help to study sudden acceleration

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced two major investigations designed to answer questions surrounding the issue of unintended vehicle acceleration. The National Academy of Sciences will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has enlisted NASA engineers […] [...]

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