Product Recall News

U.S. Safety Agency Probing Mercedes-Benz Recall Notice Practices

Mercedes-Benz USA is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators who say the luxury-auto maker may be taking too long to send safety recall notices to car owners and inform the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the unit …

Safety Agency Faulted for Delayed Action on Auto, Airbag Recalls

A government audit released on Wednesday faulted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s oversight of auto safety recalls and said its “delayed action” may have delayed the expansion of a record-setting callback of millions of vehicles for Takata air bag …

Blue Bell Creameries’ Directors to Face Investor Claims Over Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries’ directors must face claims that their mismanagement led to a 2015 listeria outbreak that forced the ice-cream maker to recall all its products and lose millions of dollars in sales. Investors raised legitimate points in a lawsuit …

Faulty Takata Air Bags Prompt New Zealand Recall of 50,000 Cars

New Zealand’s government on Wednesday issued a compulsory recall for 50,000 cars with faulty Takata air bags after saying a voluntary recall wasn’t making enough progress. The move comes after Australia issued a compulsory recall for 2.7 million cars with …

Australia Orders Recall of 2.3M Vehicles with Takata Air Bags

Australia has ordered the recall of 2.3 million vehicles fitted with Takata Corp air bags that have been linked to deaths worldwide, in the country’s biggest compulsory product recall. The manufacturers of the vehicles will have to pay for the …

French Dairy Group Likely Sold Contaminated Baby Milk for Years; Multiple Suits Filed

French dairy group Lactalis may have been producing salmonella-tainted baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying on Thursday, adding the growing food safety crisis was likely to cost the company hundreds of millions of …

Allianz Acquires Liberty International’s U.S. Product Recall Business Renewals

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is acquiring the renewal portfolio of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s U.S. product recall and special contingency business. The effective date is Jan.30, 2018. The business being acquired was written through Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) U.S., …

Technology, Regulation Prove Double-Edged Swords in Product Recall Risk

Exploding Samsung phones, error-prone Takata airbags, faulty GM vehicle ignition switches, failing Johnson & Johnson hip implants — multi-billion dollar product recalls have become more common over the past decade. According to one insurer, product-related risk is one of the …

Kidde Recalls 40 Million Fire Extinguishers

United Technologies Corp.’s Kidde unit is recalling more than 40 million fire extinguishers mainly in the United States, a U.S. consumer safety agency said on Thursday, following reports that they failed to work and caused one death in 2014. Kidde, …

North Carolina Company Recalls 5K Pounds of Ground Beef

A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 5,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with plastic foam. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Tuesday that JBS USA Inc. of …