Month: February 2015

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  • February
    26 2015

    Workplace Accident Prevention Programs Inadequate, Says Study

    A study from Texas A&M University says that companies are not doing enough to prevent workplace accidents. The study examined four years’ worth of data from a multinational chemical company with 42 worksites in 12 countries, including more than 14,000 workplace accident reports. The researchers found that the safety reviews these companies use to determine […]

  • February
    23 2015

    Report: Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

    A Toronto newspaper report has linked the anti-nausea drug ondansetron, better known by its brand name Zofran, to birth defects in pregnant women. The Toronto Star report examined data from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration study examining the effects of Zofran on pregnant women. The study found that at least four Canadian women who […]

  • February
    20 2015

    GM Power Steering Recall Expanded

    The troubled automaker announced last week that it was expanding a 2014 GM power steering recall. The new recall covers more than 81,000 additional vehicles, including 70,000 in the U.S. The expanded GM power steering recall includes the 2006-7 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx and the 2006-7 Pontiac G6. The previous recall covered more than […]

  • February
    16 2015

    Takata Airbag Recalls Force Honda To Revise Sales Targets

    Honda Motor Company announced that it would revise its projected annual sales targets of 6 million vehicles due to the massive Takata airbag recalls. The company stated that it would reduce its sales targets, citing the drive to achieve prior sales goals that led inspectors to overlook potential safety hazards. Honda was the biggest customer […]

  • February
    13 2015

    2014 Auto Recalls Reach Record 64M

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that the number of vehicles targeted in auto recalls in 2014 stood just shy of 64 million. The new record of 63.95 million more than doubles the previous record of 30.8 million set ten years earlier. Automakers also announced a record of 803 auto recalls in 2014. Auto […]