Fiat Chrysler Recalling 900K SUVs To Fix Issues With Airbag Deployment, Anti-Lock Brakes

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 900K SUVs To Fix Issues With Airbag Deployment, Anti-Lock Brakes

Another day, another major car company announcing a recall: this time it’s Fiat Chrysler, which is calling back around 900,000 SUVs around the world to address problems with anti-lock brakes and how the airbags deploy. [More]

Toyota Recalling 6.5M Cars Worldwide Because Windows Should Not Start Fires

Toyota Recalling 6.5M Cars Worldwide Because Windows Should Not Start Fires

Ah, fall: the time of year when you need neither the air conditioning nor the heat on in your car, but just need to roll the window down a few inches to feel that lovely autumn breeze. Unless you are one of the 6.5 million people in the world who own certain model Toyota and Scion cars, in which case rolling down that window might just smell like your driver’s side door catching fire. [More]

Del Monte Recalls Granny Smith Apples Sold At 7-Eleven And Coremark

Del Monte Recalls Granny Smith Apples Sold At 7-Eleven And Coremark

Fruit in convenience stores is a healthy snack option, but maybe not such a healthy option when potentially contaminated with bacteria that could make you sick. Del Monte Granny Smith (green) apples distributed to convenience stores in the central and mountain regions of the country may have Listeria bacteria, and have been recalled. [More]

Federal Trade Commission Opens Probe Into Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” Advertising

Federal Trade Commission Opens Probe Into Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” Advertising

The list of state and federal agencies probing Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal grew by one Wednesday: The Federal Trade Commission announced it has opened an investigation into the company’s advertisements that touted “clean diesel” vehicles, despite the fact the cars contained “defeat devices,” which are designed to cheat emissions tests. [More]

Dole Recalls Bagged Spinach Over Salmonella Concerns

Dole Recalls Bagged Spinach Over Salmonella Concerns

If you recently purchased some Dole brand bagged spinach at the supermarket, it’s time to go check out the bag to see if it’s among the spinach being recalled for possible salmonella contamination. [More]

VW Moving Forward With New Emissions System, Electric Power For Future Models

VW Moving Forward With New Emissions System, Electric Power For Future Models

Volkswagen’s immediate future is in a bit of a holding pattern. The company has a plan for how to properly handle diesel emissions in new vehicles, but it can’t implement it right away. Meanwhile, its 2016 lineup of diesels has yet to win approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. [More]

October Food And Supplement Recall Roundup: Beware Of Surprise Cheese Curls

October Food And Supplement Recall Roundup: Beware Of Surprise Cheese Curls

In this month’s Recall Roundup for food and supplements, dried fruit doesn’t declare its sulfites, tortilla chips may have some cheese curls mixed in, sausage patties may have bonus metal shards, and plenty of pet food and treats may contain foodborne illnesses that can make you and your furry friends sick. [More]

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. operations, was grilled by lawmakers on Thursday regarding the company's emissions scandal.

VW Fix Could Take Two Years Or More; Dealer Profitability Is Main Focus

Executives for Volkswagen’s U.S. operations told lawmakers during a hearing on the company’s deceptive emission systems, that he’s confident the 500,000 so-called “clean diesel” vehicles secretly set up to cheat on emissions tests can be fixed with little disruption for owners. [More]

Volkswagen’s U.S. Chief To Be Grilled On Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Volkswagen’s U.S. Chief To Be Grilled On Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Several weeks after Volkswagen admitted that millions of its so-called “clean diesel” vehicles were secretly set up to cheat on emissions tests, U.S. lawmakers are getting their first chance to directly question the carmaker about the scandal. [More]

Volkswagen Recall Repairs Could Start In January, Might Take All Year To Complete

Volkswagen Recall Repairs Could Start In January, Might Take All Year To Complete

The new head of embattled car manufacturer Volkswagen says the company might not be able to start recalling diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests until January, and that it might take most of 2016 for all repairs to be completed.  [More]

Aspen Foods Recalls 561,000 More Pounds Of Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Aspen Foods Recalls 561,000 More Pounds Of Stuffed Chicken Breasts

After what we’re guessing were a fraught couple of weeks of discussions between Aspen Foods and the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the government agency warned consumers not to eat the company’s products, stuffed chicken breasts produced since August have officially been recalled. This recall of 561,000 pounds of chicken breasts follows the recall of almost 2 million pounds earlier this year. [More]

CPSC: 129,000 Dishwashers Recalled Over Power Cords That May Burst Into Flames

CPSC: 129,000 Dishwashers Recalled Over Power Cords That May Burst Into Flames

Because washing dishes shouldn’t result in a fiery inferno, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 129,000 dishwashers in the U.S., after reports that power cords used for multiple brands can overheat and burst into flame. [More]

Opened quick-release levers on nearly 1.3 million bikes can come into contact with brake rotors, leading to an increased risk of crashes and injuries to riders.

Thirteen Manufacturers Recall 1.3 Million Bikes Over Quick-Release Lever Crash Hazard

Thirteen companies are recalling nearly 1.3 million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers that can cause the front tire to lock up or completely separate from the bike, posing an increased risk of injury to riders.  [More]

(NOTE: Mr. Winterkorn did not actually say the above statement, but you know he's probably thought it once or twice.)

Ousted Volkswagen CEO Might Still Get $67M Payday, Plus Company Car

If I got fired — sorry, had to resign — from a CEO job because my company’s stock value had tanked in the middle of a worldwide product recall scandal, the most I’d expect to walk away with is my fancy CEO nameplate and the framed picture of my teacup basset hound “Drooly” that I keep on my desk. But the recently exiled CEO of Volkswagen could be wiping away his tears with a payout worth upwards of $67 million. [More]

VW marketed the recalled cars as having "clean diesel" engines. Some believe this constitutes deceptive advertising on the part of the company.

New York Is Now Investigating Volkswagen Recall

While federal regulators have yet to publicly confirm a reported criminal investigation into Volkswagen’s alleged attempt to deceive consumers and emissions tests, New York state is letting it be known that it plans to hold the carmaker accountable. [More]

NHTSA Chief: Regulators “Questioning Everything” About Vehicle Recalls, Safety Issues

NHTSA Chief: Regulators “Questioning Everything” About Vehicle Recalls, Safety Issues

Recent high-profile recalls from the likes of Volkswagen, General Motors and other automakers have changed the way federal regulators view safety issues within the auto industry. Instead of viewing some recall initiatives as isolated incidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now going to take a closer look at issues.
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Justice Dept. Considering Criminal Charges Against Volkswagen

Justice Dept. Considering Criminal Charges Against Volkswagen

Many people who heard about last week’s recall of 500,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles because the carmaker installed software that tricked emissions tests have asked, “Isn’t this a crime?” That’s a good question, and one the Dept. of Justice is reportedly looking into. [More]

Yes, Owners Of Recalled Volkswagens Can File Deceptive Marketing Complaints With The FTC

Yes, Owners Of Recalled Volkswagens Can File Deceptive Marketing Complaints With The FTC

While Volkswagen and the EPA say the recently recalled VW and Audi diesel cars are safe to drive while waiting for the problem to be fixed, a number of car owners feel like they were tricked by the company’s “clean diesel” branding and slogans like “this ain’t your daddy’s diesel.” So what can these consumers do? One option is to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. [More]