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Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Automaker Ford is expanding a driver’s side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. in order to meet government demands.

12/18/2014

The airbag unit for the passenger seat of a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Takata Corp. faces its biggest recall crisis in almost two decades after defective airbag inflators led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. to call back more than 3 million vehicles. (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Takata: Evidence Doesn’t Support National Recall

Even though their airbags have erupted – flinging shrapnel at drivers – Takata Corp. claims a nationwide air bag recall is unfounded.

12/03/2014

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Wish Granted: Same Day Delivery For The Holidays

A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

11/29/2014

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Consumer Group Lists ’10 Worst Toys’ For Kids

A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

11/29/2014

The airbag unit for the passenger seat of a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Takata Corp. faces its biggest recall crisis in almost two decades after defective airbag inflators led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. to call back more than 3 million vehicles. (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

US Agency Threatens To Act Against Air Bag Maker

U.S. safety regulators have threatened airbag maker Takata Corp. with fines and legal action, if they do not admit the driver’s air bag inflators are defective and agree to a nationwide recall.

11/26/2014

Pet Food (Source: CBS)

Customizing Your Pet’s Meals Growing In Popularity

What do you feed your dog? Do you pour packaged food into a bowl or do you cook for your pet the way you do for other members of your family? For more and more pet owners, there is a middle ground.

11/21/2014

The airbag unit for the passenger seat of a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is seen at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Takata Corp. faces its biggest recall crisis in almost two decades after defective airbag inflators led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. to call back more than 3 million vehicles. (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

ME Says Orlando Woman Died From Air Bag Injuries

Medical Examiners believe an Orlando woman died due to injuries sustained in a crash as well as an exploding airbag.

11/20/2014

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MARCH 28:  A logo is displayed on the front grill of a brand new Volkswagen car at a Volkswagen dealership on March 28, 2011 in San Rafael, California. Volkswagen of America announced today that they are recalling close to 71,000 new 2011 Jetta sedans for a potential problem with wiring that could cause the car to shut off when the horn is used.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

VW Recalls 442K Cars To Fix Suspension Problem

Volkswagen(VW) issued a recall for 442,000 Jettas and Beetles due to an issue with rear suspension.

11/19/2014

Wireless Charging (Source: CBS)

Wave Of The Future: Powering Up Without The Cord

Between smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearable tech and more, we love our gadgets on the go but when it comes time to recharge, most of us are still tethered to a power supply. But a host of industry groups are working on new technology that will let us power up, without the cord.

11/18/2014

Wearable Kid Tech (Source: CBS)

Wearable Tech Devices For Kids

Wearable tech devices, it seems that every time you turn around they’re getting smaller, and now many new devices are meant for kids. Like the grown-up gadgets, some are designed to turn fitness into fun but others are more focused on safety.

11/14/2014

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