Fires, burns prompt recall of over 500,000 hoverboards

Jul 7, 2016

Fires, burns prompt recall of over 500,000 hoverboards

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property. There have been 99 reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission of hoverboard battery packs that exploded or caught fire, the U.S. regulator said Wednesday. ...

Jul 6, 2016

Mazda recalls cars in China after regulator action on Takata air bags

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Chinese joint venture will recall 74,310 of its Mazda2 sedans in China to replace Takata Corp. air bags after an investigation by the country’s safety regulator. China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said Mazda will contact affected vehicle ...

Jun 8, 2016

Takata, Nissan hit with first air bag criminal complaint

A woman in Japan has filed a criminal complaint against Takata Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. over injuries sustained when a Takata air bag ruptured in a vehicle collision last year, investigative sources said. It was the first such case in the nation related ...

May 31, 2016

Takata rules out bankruptcy, seeks angel investor: source

Takata Corp. has ruled out using bankruptcy as a way of mitigating liabilities from its record air bag recalls and is instead seeking buyers that could take a controlling stake and carry the company through its current crisis, according to a source with knowledge ...

Five million new Takata recalls ordered in Japan

May 10, 2016

Five million new Takata recalls ordered in Japan

The transport ministry has ordered the nation’s automakers to make further recalls of vehicles fitted with Takata Corp. air bag inflators of the kind being replaced in the United States, ministry officials said Tuesday. The instruction made by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport ...