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Chaney: Recalled gas cylinders can be deadly

JACKSON – Cylinders manufactured by a Franklin, Tenn.-based company and used largely in the liquefied petroleum gas service are the subject of an emergency recall order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Commissioner of Insurance/State, according to a release from Fire Marshal Mike Chaney. The cylinders, made of a ...

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Johnsonville recalls sausage; may contain pieces of glove

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sheboygan Falls, Wis.-based Johnsonville Sausage is recalling some packages of turkey sausage with cheddar cheese because the product may include pieces of glove. The company is recalling select 13.5-ounce vacuum packages of Johnsonville “Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese” with a “Best By” date of Aug. 20, 2012, and the establishment number “EST. P-34224.” Nearly 49,000 pounds of ...

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Bad Boy Buggies recalls off-road utility vehicles

NATCHEZ — A recall has been issued for Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles manufactured by BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, Ga., and Bad Boy Enterprises LLC of Natchez. The vehicles were sold at Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011. This recall includes the Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric ...

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Bad Boy to pay penalty for unreported defects

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a Natchez-based company that makes off-road buggies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $715,000. The commission said last Friday that the settlement resolves its claims that Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC, failed to immediately report a defect involving Classic Buggies off-road utility vehicles with Series brand and SePex brand electric ...

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Viking Range to pay penalty for alleged defects

GREENWOOD — 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 yesterday. The CPSC had alleged Greenwood-based Viking was aware for years of a defect involving its refrigerator door hinge support mechanisms that resulted in incidents and injuries to consumers but failed ...

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Cub Cadet recalls riding lawnmowers due to fire hazard

Cub Cadet has recalled approximately 4,300 riding lawnmowers due to a fire hazard. MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio, manufactured the mowers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported so far. The recalled ...

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Manufacturer: Grand Gulf plant could have safety hazard

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — A major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential “substantial safety hazard” with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Claiborne County is among the plants that manufacturer GE ...

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Government begins probe of BMW's Mini Cooper

WASHINGTON — The government opened an investigation yesterday into potential power steering problems in Mini Coopers built by German automaker BMW AG. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its web site that it had received 54 complaints about the loss of power steering in Mini Coopers from the 2004-2005 model years. When the power steering stops working, it ...

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GM recalling Cadillacs due to faulty glove compartments

WASHINGTON — General Motors said yesterday it was recalling more than 20,000 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V vehicles to replace a glove compartment box that could lead to leg injuries in a crash. GM says the recall involves nearly 5,000 all-wheel drive 2009 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models, and more than 15,000 vehicles from the 2010 model year. Tests conducted by ...

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Kia names new top exec following recall

SEOUL, South Korea — Kia Motors promoted the chief of its overseas operations to the company’s top executive job after his predecessor resigned following a global recall of more than 100,000 vehicles due to defective wiring. The new boss, Lee Hyoung-keun, will retain his current responsibilities while also overseeing domestic business, global corporate planning and production and labor-management relations, Kia ...

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