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Kraft Heinz recalling contaminated Capri Sun juice pouches

Aug. 16, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

Kraft Heinz is recalling thousands of pouches of Capri Sun in the U.S. after some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice on a production line. The company said it’s recalling about 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry flavored juice blend. The “Best When Used By”...

GM recalls 484K big SUVs to fix problem third-row seat belts

Aug. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction. The recall covers Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades and GMC Yukons from the 2021 and 2022 model years. ...

Umbrella swept by wind kills woman at South Carolina beach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, S.C. (AP) — A beachgoer was killed Wednesday after a loose beach umbrella impaled her in the chest, authorities said. The umbrella was blown from its anchoring by the wind around 12:40 p.m. and hit Tammy Perreault while she was at a Garden City beach, Horry County...

Kia recalls sedans because plates in ceiling can come loose

Aug. 09, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling nearly 260,000 older midsize cars in the U.S. because plates in the ceiling can come loose if the side curtain air bags inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2012 and 2013 Optima sedans. The automaker says headliner pates on both sides of the...

Florida death could be 20th in US caused by Takata air bags

Aug. 04, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Florida man who was killed in a traffic crash last month could be the 20th death in the U.S. caused by exploding Takata air bag inflators. Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in a crash last month near Pensacola, Florida. The...

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

Aug. 01, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules...

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

Jul. 29, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday. The company, Allergan, is now part of AbbVie but sold its...

US opens 3 probes of safety issues in Stellantis vehicles

Jul. 26, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have opened three investigations into safety issues with about 1.65 million vehicles made by Stellantis. The largest probe covers 1.34 million Jeep Cherokee small SUVs from the 2014 through 2020 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Hyundai exec vows to improve company's safety track record

Jul. 22, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Clogged oil ports, electrical shorts and leaks of brake fluid are only some of the safety problems that have caused multiple fires and forced Hyundai and Kia to recall millions of vehicles in the past seven years. Now, Hyundai, the larger of the two affiliated Korean...

US Postal Service to boost purchases of electric vehicles

Jul. 20, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Postal Service said it will substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, after the Biden administration and environmental groups said the agency's initial plan had too few electric vehicles and fell short of the...