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Indonesia Crash Probe Zeros In on Faulty Flight-Control Gear

November 8, 2018 |

Indonesian investigators said a malfunctioning flight-control system fed widely divergent readings to the pilot and co-pilot during the second-to-last flight of the Lion Air jet that plummeted into the sea last week.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Faulty Hatch Causes Plane to Dump 3 Tons of Gold

March 15, 2018 |

Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff—scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An investigation is underway after the incident Thursday at the airport in the far east city of Yakutsk, according to the Tass…
Newser

Edison awarded $125 million for San Onofre’s faulty steam generators

March 14, 2017 |

A three-member arbitration panel on Monday awarded Southern California utilities just $ 125 million in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against a contractor for supplying faulty steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Southern California Edison and its partners had sought $ 7.6 billion from…


L.A. Times – Business

Takata Executives Criminally Charged in U.S. Probe of Faulty Air Bags

January 15, 2017 |

A federal grand jury indicted three Takata executives, charging them with providing auto makers with misleading test reports on rupture-prone air bags.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Takata Executives Criminally Charged in U.S. Probe of Faulty Air Bags

January 14, 2017 |

A federal grand jury indicted three Takata executives, charging them with providing auto makers with misleading test reports on rupture-prone air bags.
WSJ.com: US Business

Toyota recalls 340,000 Prius hybrid cars for faulty brakes

October 13, 2016 |

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world Wednesday, 212,000 of them in Japan and 94,000 in North America, for a defect in their parking brakes. 

Toyota acknowledged receiving reports of crashes, injuries and deaths. The Japanese automaker refused to provide…


L.A. Times – Business

Faulty Hot Tub Blamed for Fire That Killed 4, Burned 1.3K Homes

August 11, 2016 |

A hot tub’s faulty wiring ignited one of California’s most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people, sent four firefighters to the hospital, and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last year, officials say. In addition, a fifth person who was last seen in his home before it was…
Newser

Ford recalls 830,000 vehicles to fix faulty door latches

August 8, 2016 |

Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving. 

The recall announced Thursday covers certain 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max cars, and 2012 to 2015 Focus cars. Also included…


L.A. Times – Business

Lawmakers seek answers from Takata, U.S. on faulty air bags

June 2, 2015 |

Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it’s still unclear what’s causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need repairs and whether replacement air bags are truly safe.
L.A. Times – Business

Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs

May 27, 2015 |

NEW YORK (AP) — Office Depot is paying $ 3.4 million to settle charges from regulators that it didn’t report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints.
Yahoo News – Top Stories