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Business 16 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gov't: 34 deaths alleged in Toyotas since 2000

WASHINGTON: Complaints of deaths connected to sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles has surged in recent weeks, with the alleged death toll reaching 34 since 2000, according to new consumer data gathered by the noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 23 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Women's robes leads to nine deaths, company recalls product

WASHINGTON: Highly flammable women's robes sold by a company in the Atlantic seaboard state of Pennsylvania are now linked to nine deaths, and the company is expanding a recall to include more products imported from the Pakistani manufacturer.

Business 04 May 2013 | 4:11 PM

Bangladesh urges no harsh EU measures over factory deaths

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Saturday urged the European Union not to take tough measures against its economically crucial textile industry in response to the collapse of a garment factory that killed nearly 550 people.

Business 14 Mar 2014 | 12:57 PM

Recalled GM cars linked to 303 airbag-related deaths

NEW YORK: US safety regulators have tracked 303 deaths after airbags failed to properly deploy in vehicles recently recalled by General Motors, a consumer watchdog group said Thursday.

Business 19 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

FDA reports deaths with diabetes drug Byetta

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. federal regulators are working on a stronger label for a widely used diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly Co. after deaths were reported with the medication despite earlier government warnings.

Corporate News 02 Jan 2019 | 12:25 AM

Fatalities on commercial passenger aircraft rise in 2018

WASHINGTON: The fatality rate on passenger jet aircraft worldwide jumped in 2018 after airlines recorded zero accident deaths on passenger jets in the prior year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group.

Business 03 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

US may require accelerator override in new cars

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is considering a requirement that all cars and trucks sold in the United States must have brakes that can override gas pedals to prevent sudden acceleration problems like those that led to reports of deaths and the recall of millions of Toyotas, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Congress on Tuesday.

Corporate News 14 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

Takata to plead guilty, pay $1 bln US penalty over air bag defect

DETROIT/WASHINGTON: Japan's Takata Corp on Friday agreed to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and to pay $1 billion to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into ruptures of its air bag inflators linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide.

Business 04 Jul 2014 | 9:07 AM

GM switch complaints began 17 years ago, long before Cobalt

DETROIT: General Motors car owners have been complaining to dealers about defective ignition switches since 1997, years before the automaker launched the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars with faulty switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

Business 24 May 2014 | 6:41 AM

GM sales appear resilient amid recalls, dealers optimistic

CHICAGO: In the midst of an historic run of recalls, including over one defect linked to at least 13 deaths, General Motors Co sales are showing resilience.