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General Motors' Shocking Advice to Employees

General Motors reached a settlement with the Department of Transportation on Friday regarding its massive recall of millions of vehicles with defective ignition switches, and agreed to pay a the government a fine of $35 million. The consent order which… Read More

Letter Reveals that GM Rejected a Better Ignition Switch to Save Money

On Wednesday, April 16, Joan Claybrook, former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to General Motors CEO explaining that in 2001 GM engineers… Read More

Details Emerge in GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall Inefficiency

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, was pressed for details on what the company knew about the defect and for how long at the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Since February, GM has recalled more than 6 million vehicles… Read More

GM Recalling Vehicles Due to Faulty Ignition Switch

Early Thursday morning General Motors (GM) announced that they would be recalling more than 778,000 Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars, model years 2005 to 2007. According to reports the vehicles ignition switch could move out of the run position… Read More

Are Antibacterial Soaps Really That Effective? The FDA Isn't So Convinced

In an ongoing review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that ingredients in antibacterial soap are safe and effective, a new rule has been proposed that would require manufacturers to demonstrate how their products are safer and more… Read More

Five Suffered Severe Burns from Flammable Sunscreen

Five victims have been severely burned by a product meant to protect us from that very thing: sunscreen. The disturbing news accompanies a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to exercise greater caution when using sunscreen sprays.… Read More

Ground Beef Recall in Arizona

Arizona residents must take caution before consuming ground beef. In response to the 16 people who have suffered illness due to salmonella food poisoning, the federal health officials have issued a warning to residents in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin,… Read More

B and D Foods Recall Meat Products

B and D Foods, an Idaho based food company, has recently issued a recall of about 35,000 pounds of meat, which is fully cooked. The meat is a mix of both chicken and pork and those Arizona residents who have purchased any food items from this company… Read More

Voluntary Recall for Ice Cream in Arizona

Arizona ice cream lovers must take caution before purchasing their next pint. Southwest Ice Cream Specialties, located in McKinney, Texas, has issued a voluntary recall of some of its Dulce de Leche ice cream containers. The company distributes this product… Read More

Subaru Recall for Vehicle Fire Hazard

Arizona residents who own a Subaru are warned of a massive recall of about 633,842 vehicles across the nation. Subaru made an announcement today that over a half a million of their vehicles may be at risk for a potential fire hazard. The small accessory… Read More

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