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Insurer says it warned of Toyota's problems

WASHINGTON — The largest U.S. auto insurer said yesterday it alerted federal safety regulators in late 2007 about a rise in reports of unexpected acceleration in Toyota vehicles, the latest warning sign to emerge about the massive recall. State Farm insurance said it noticed an uptick in reports of unwanted acceleration in Toyotas from its large customer database and warned ...

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Toyota recalls more than 400,000 vehicles

TOKYO — Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems — the latest in a string of embarrassing safety lapses at the world’s largest automaker. “I don’t see Toyota as an infallible company that never makes mistakes,” president Akio Toyoda said at a press conference Tuesday in Tokyo. “We will face ...

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Toyotas' resell value plummeting

CHICAGO — Toyota is losing value by the week. Kelley Blue Book dropped the resale values of recalled Toyotas for the second time in four days yesterday, leaving them as much as 4 percent or $300 to $750 lower than a week ago, depending on the model. Recalls and a slow response to safety questions have put a dent in ...

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Toyota to recall 300,000 Prius hybrids

TOKYO — Toyota plans to recall about 300,000 Prius hybrids worldwide over a brake problem and will notify the U.S. and Japanese governments today, a news report said, as a top executive will testify before U.S. lawmakers over recall woes that have tarnished its reputation for quality and safety. The recall of the gas-electric Prius will cover the latest version ...

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Toyota counts friends in The Beltway

WASHINGTON — Toyota has friends in high places in Washington, including some of the very people now investigating the Japanese automaker. The company has sought to sow goodwill and win allies with lobbying, charitable giving, racing in the American-as-apple pie NASCAR series and, perhaps most important, creating jobs. Lawmakers on the committees investigating Toyota’s massive recall represent states where Toyota ...

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Summit recalls faulty tree stands

DECATUR, Ala. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summit Treestands, LLC, of Decatur, Ala., has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 6,800 Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps. The CPSC said the tree stands can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The firm has received ...

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Toyota puts brake on car sales

TOKYO — The faulty gas pedals that prompted Toyota to suspend U.S. sales of eight of its most popular models — including the Camry, America’s best-selling car — are also in its vehicles sold in Europe, an official with the automaker said Wednesday. Toyota Motor Corp. announced late yesterday the unprecedented sales suspension to fix gas pedals that could stick ...

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Acer recalls computers due to burn hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Acer America Corporation, has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 22,000 Acer Aspire-series Notebook Computers. According to the CPSC, an internal microphone wire under the palm rest can short circuit and overheat. This poses a potential burn hazard to consumers. Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in ...

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Product pulled from Kroger's shelves

International Bazaar Inc. a Dayton, Ohio, firm, is voluntarily recalling a single lot of “Kroger Hazelnut Spread.” The product has a March 2011 sell by date, is packaged in a plastic jar, contains 13 ounces of product and has a the UPC code 11110-87825. Consumers who have an allergy to peanuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction ...

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Bad Boy recalls off-road vehicles

NATCHEZ — Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled nearly 4,000 of its Bad Boy Buggy Standard off-road vehicles due to a faulty accelerator. According to the CPSC, Bad Boy Enterprises has received 32 reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of injuries such as a fractured toe, rotator cuff injury and ...

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