Product safety

June 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars speaks at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Germany's transport minister said the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
June 12, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler's recall and software fixes for 774,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and vans in Europe will likely cost close to or more than 100 million euros ($118 million.) Analyst Marc-Rene Tonn at Warburg Research provided the estimate on Tuesday. Tonn says the direct...
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June 11, 2018 - 12:50 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions. Minister Andreas Scheuer made the statement Monday after a meeting with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2011 file photo, KIA Motors logo is seen on a K7 sedan at a showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths. Vehicles covered by the recall include 2010 through 2013 Forte compact cars and 2011 through 2013 Optima midsize cars. Also covered are Optima Hybrid and Sedona minivans from 2011 and 2012.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. Combined with a previous recall expansion by Hyundai, the affiliated automakers are recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles due to the problem, which has been linked to four deaths...
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June 05, 2018 - 3:44 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister says the government will take an active role in recalls to replace flawed Takata air bags after data from eight car manufacturers showed that more than 350,000 car owners have not responded. The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, photo, a Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Japanese carmaker Honda said Friday, June 1, 2018, another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata airbag inflator exploded, raising the number of deaths linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to seven. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng, File )
June 02, 2018 - 2:06 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday that owners of more than 71,000 affected Honda cars will be penalized if they fail to replace flawed Takata air bags, in a drastic move to curb fatalities. The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been linked to the...
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FILE- This file image made from video March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an interior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. In a preliminary report on the crash released Thursday, May 24, federal investigators said the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but didn’t stop automatically because emergency braking was disabled. (Tempe Police Department via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:48 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...
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FILE- In this March 20, 2018, file photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz. Uber announced Wednesday, May 23, that it is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb. The decision announced Wednesday means Uber won't...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne on the podium after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are not done just yet. Hamilton put in a dominant performance at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, winning with ease and showing Ferrari that Mercedes remains the team to beat in Formula One. Hamilton's strong run helped Mercedes re-establish...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates with team members after he clocked the fastest time in the qualifying session at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 28, 2018 - 11:27 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will battle again for the win on the Baku streets where their cars hit twice last year. Vettel's storming start in Formula One continued on Saturday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a third consecutive pole position. With him on the front...
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