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Officials investigating Toyota engines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has beefed up its investigation into Toyota’s Corolla and Matrix vehicles because of a possible engine defect that might cause them to stall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that it was raising its preliminary evaluation to a more serious scrutiny called an engineering analysis to look into the problems that ...

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Cal-Maine receives shipment of recalled eggs

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has been notified by an Iowa producer that between April 9 and Aug. 18, 2010, the producer sold 32 truckloads of eggs, or approximately 800,000 dozen eggs, to Cal-Maine. This accounts for approximately 0.3 percent of Cal-Maine’s total sales for that time period. This product has been added to the expanded nationwide recall of salmonella-tainted ...

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Health officials look for more egg-related illnesses

WASHINGTON — A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said yesterday. That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control. Almost 2,000 illnesses from the ...

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Fresh Express recalls bacteria-tainted food

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria. The salad is being pulled from stores after one package tested positive for the bacterium in a sample test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says no ...

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FDA: Chinese improving oversight of exports

SHANGHAI — The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says China is improving its oversight of its exporters following a slew of scandals over bogus or substandard drugs and foods ranging from vaccines and infant formula to dog chow. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said today that Chinese officials she spoke with during her first visit to China since ...

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Toyota issues another recall of passenger cars

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock bar — a component for the steering system — ...

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Federal grand jury subpoenas Toyota

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said today it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in New York to submit documents related to problems with rods that connect a vehicle’s steering system to its front wheels. The world’s largest automaker, which is trying to repair a reputation damaged by recalls of millions of cars worldwide since October, said the ...

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Toyota to open offices to study quality problems

TOYOTA, Japan — Toyota will open six new offices in North America to gather information about vehicle problems as the automaker works to recover from huge recalls that started last year. Toyota Motor Corp. says it will open four offices in the U.S. and two in Canada over the next 12 months to collect feedback to study vehicle problems and ...

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Toyota knew about Lexus problems years ago

TOKYO — Toyota knew two years ago about the engine problem behind its latest Lexus recall, even changing the spring part to correct it, but did not think a recall was warranted until recently, a company official said today. Toyota Motor Corp. started yesterday a global recall over engine defects in its Lexus luxury models sold around the world, as ...

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GE recalls washers due to shock/fire hazard

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 consumers. GE is aware of ...

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