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Food recalls explained: Why it seems like food contamination is on the rise

The recent spate of outbreaks of food-borne illnesses raises food-safety questions. Here’s a primer on what you need to know.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Fourteen automakers list more models in Takata recall

U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Car recalls at all-time high, but 30% remain unrepaired

The steady stream of recalls masks the fact that about 30 percent of recalled vehicles remain unrepaired on America’s roads, according to federal statistics.

Alternator, wiring troubles lead to two Fiat Chrysler recalls

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning alternators that can cause engines to stall or a wiring problem that can make air bags deploy …

Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.

Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada

Auto safety investigators in two countries may have a new air bag problem to deal with.

Recalls this week: child seats, pellet stoves, gas boilers

Here’s a detailed look at recalls issued this week:

2015 Auto recalls break annual record set in 2014

Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles.

Takata air bag recall becomes biggest ever in US

DETROIT — Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled …

Mother worries about Ford safety recall

Auto manufacturers send out thousands of recall notices each year, but how many of them warn vehicle owners to park “outside away from structures to prevent a potential fire from …

Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality …

Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million kid products

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

Vestal: Coulee City mayor pays price for doing things his way

I don’t need to tell you: We live in a politically fractious time. Everyone’s ticked off at everyone else. Red states and blue. Democrats and Republicans – to say nothing …

Toyota issues new recall for Corolla, Matrix

LOS ANGELES – Toyota has recalled more than 1 million of its Corolla and Matrix cars, just days after U.S. auto safety regulators stepped up a probe into the risk …

Toyota recalls 1.33 million Corollas, Matrixes

Toyota recalled 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada today because their engines may stall, the latest in a string of quality problems at the …

Possibly tainted meats sold at Walmart recalled

Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department …

‘Shrek’ glasses going over like a lead balloon

Lorena Ortiz worries about toys, jewelry – and now “Shrek” glasses – getting recalled because of toxic metals. With two small children at home, Oritz, of Fort Worth, Texas, worries …

Chrysler recalls almost 700,000 Jeeps, minivans

Chrysler is recalling almost 600,000 minivans and Jeep Wranglers in the United States and another 100,000 elsewhere because of brake or wiring problems that could create safety issues, the company …

Toxic metal common in Miley Cyrus line

LOS ANGELES – Walmart said Wednesday it is pulling an entire line of Miley Cyrus-brand necklaces and bracelets from its shelves after tests performed for the Associated Press found the …

FDA found bacteria in lots for recalled Tylenol

Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children’s cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report by the Food …

Toyota to recall about 50,000 Sequoia SUVs

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle in the latest recall issued by the …

Toyota accepts fine, recalls SUV

WASHINGTON – Toyota hurriedly ordered recalls of nearly 10,000 Lexus SUVs for possible rollover dangers Monday and agreed to a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response in its …

Toyota recalls 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUVs

Toyota says it will recall its 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV’s stability control system that targets possible rollovers.

U.S.: Toyota accepted record $16.4M fine

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed today to pay a record $16.4 million fine for failing to properly notify U.S. authorities about a dangerous accelerator pedal defect, but denied allegations it broke …

Toyota expected to pay penalty

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to agree to a fine of more than $16 million, the largest government penalty levied against an automaker, for a four-month delay in …

Toyota to recall 600,000 Sienna minivans

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans sold in the United States to address potential corrosion in the spare tire carrier cable.

Toyota to temporarily halt sales of Lexus GX 460

Toyota Motor Corp. is temporarily halting sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports issued a rare “Don’t Buy” warning amid concerns the large SUV has handling problems …

Toyota V.P. urged automaker to ‘come clean’

WASHINGTON – Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. executive at the company wrote in an internal e-mail: “We need to come clean” about accelerator problems, according …

Toyota hit with $16M fine over recalls in U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S. government about defective gas …

More than 1 million baby slings recalled

More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.