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Automakers Recalled Record 53 Million Vehicles in U.S. in 2016

Automakers recalled a record 53.2 million vehicles in 2016 in the United States after a massive expansion of the callback to replace Takata Corp. air bag inflators, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. Under aggressive enforcement by the Obama …

Samsung Details Causes for Galaxy 7 Fires; Clyde & Co. Comments

It was the battery, after all. In a presentation and news conference on Monday that lasted more than two hours, Samsung Electronics Co. detailed the results of its investigation into Note 7 smartphones that overheated and burst into flames last …

Update: Samsung Ends Production of Galaxy Note 7 After New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a smartphone that became a major headache for the South Korean electronics maker. After halting sales of the new versions …

Samsung Halts Note 7 Production Following Reports of New Battery Fires

Samsung Electronics Co. halted production of its Note 7 smartphones after customers reported problems with new devices, the latest blow in a six-week crisis over exploding phone batteries. Samsung temporarily suspended production of its most expensive phone, a person with …

Australia Airlines Ban Use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones After Battery Fires

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone’s fire-prone batteries. Qantas, its budget unit Jetstar and Virgin Australia said they had not been directed …

Samsung Recalls Its Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones on Faulty Batteries

Samsung Electronics Co. recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of a faulty battery and announced a global replacement program, days before archrival Apple Inc. is set to unveil its newest iPhones. Sales of the large-screen device will be halted …

U.S., China, EU Vow Crackdown on Unsafe Products Sold Online; Eye Hoverboard Standards

U.S., European and Chinese regulators say they will jointly enforce product safety in online commerce, and an American official said they are making progress on crafting standards for hoverboards. The statement last week by American, European Union and Chinese officials …

Mars Recalls Chocolate Bars Made in Dutch Factory; Plastic Found in Snickers Bar

Mars Inc. has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe, due to choking risk after a piece of plastic was found in a Snickers bar in Germany. All of the recalled products, which include Mars, …

AIG Launches Product Recall Estimate Service, Raises Contaminated Product Limits

In response to the growing financial impact and frequency of product recalls for food and beverage manufacturers, distributors and importers in the U.S. and Europe, American International Group (AIG) today launched NOVI, a web-based service to help companies estimate the …

Florida Compounding Pharmacy’s Drug Recall Involves 91 Batches

A spokeswoman for a central Florida compounding pharmacy says 91 batches were involved in a voluntary recall of its sterile non-expired drug products over concerns they’re not sterile and may contain bacteria. Spokeswoman Roxie Mooney said Monday there have been …