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Government safety agency missed Cobalt clues

Drivers reported cars stalled without warning

For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation.

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GM adding 971,000 vehicles to ignition recall

General Motors is boosting by 971,000 the number of small cars being recalled worldwide for a defective ignition switch, saying cars from the model years 2008-2011 may have gotten the part as a replacement.

Wal-Mart recalling 174,000 dolls over burn risk

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.

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Families in Wis. crash that killed 2 girls sue GM

The families of three teenagers killed or injured in a 2006 Wisconsin car crash are suing General Motors, alleging that the company was negligent in designing its small cars and committed fraud by not disclosing facts about the defects.

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Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs.

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GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners

General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect. But the owners have to ask in order to get the benefits.

Furniture maker renews warning after 2 kids die

Lane Home Furniture urged people to check if they own a cedar chest it stopped making nearly 30 years ago, after two children recently suffocated to death inside of them.

Ottomans recalled due to suffocation risk

Rowe Fine Furniture Inc. is recalling about 220 ottomans because young children could become trapped inside its storage compartment and suffocate.

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GM expands recalls; watchdog opens probe

The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million older-model small cars in a case linked to 13 deaths.

Recalls this week: teething toys, children's shoes, jackets

A line of teething toys that pose a choking hazard to infants, along with children's shoes and jackets, are among this week's recalled consumer products.

FitBit halts Force wristband sales due to rashes

Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the fitness gear caused skin problems for some customers.

1 dead, babies ill from listeria linked to cheese

One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese.

Nestle recalls some of its Hot Pockets

Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall.

Utah company recalls 90,000 pounds of beef jerky

A Utah company is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and didn’t list on the packaging the ingredient soy lecithin, an allergen.

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Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants.

Calif. company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of meat products because it processed diseased animals without a full federal inspection.

Recalls this week: strollers, pacifiers, beds, smoke detectors and more

More than 200,000 strollers with a hinge capable of amputating a person's finger and pacifiers that pose a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products.

Missouri company recalls chicken salad over soy content

A North Kansas City company is recalling about 2,200 pounds of chicken salads whose labels failed to include soy protein concentrate, which is an allergen.

Britax recalls strollers for amputation risk

Britax is recalling about 216,000 strollers because of a risk to partially amputate fingertips, break fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when pressing the release button while pulling on the release strap.

Government ending Jeep investigation

The government is closing its investigation into older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires.

SF Bay Area company recalls sausage products

A Northern California company is recalling 740 pounds of its sausage products because they may be contaminated with dangerous toxins.

Girls' coat recalled over strangulation risk

A clothing company is recalling 756 girls jackets sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores in the U.S., saying drawstrings on the jackets pose a risk of strangulation.

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Recalls this week: baby rattles, boilers, jackets and more

A line of baby rattles with pieces that pose a choking hazard and boilers that could pose a carbon monoxide hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include hooded children's clothing and mattresses.

Missouri processor recalls 1,450 pounds of meat

State agriculture officials say about 1,450 pounds of possibly contaminated beef and pork products have been returned to a southwest Missouri processor.

Recalls this week: Infant sandals, bicycle racks and more

A line of infant sandals with a strap that poses a choking hazard and bike racks are among this week's recalled consumer products.

600K baby monitors recalled after 2 deaths

Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation.

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FDA issues stern warning on Medtronic devices

Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or death. The warning covers about 15,000 recalled guidewires, which are inserted through an artery and used to guide other devices into place, such as stents to hold open blocked arteries.

Recalls this week: Children's wagons, bunk beds, pajamas and more

A line of children's wagons with seat backs that can detach unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall out, are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include bunk beds with dangerous guard rail spaces and pajamas that fail to meet flammability standards.

Honda recalls 344,000 Odyssey minivans in US

Honda is recalling 344,000 Odyssey minivans of the 2007-2008 model years to fix a problem that can cause the vehicle to brake suddenly.

Taylor Farms recalls broccoli salad, slaw

Taylor Farms is recalling broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states because they contain ingredients that may be contaminated with Listeria.