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    Rival Crock-Pot Slow Cookers

    Crock-pot has a new rival in the slow cooker industry.

    About 1.8 million Rival Slow Cooker units are being recalled. The handles on the base of the slow cookers can break posing a risk of burns from hot content..

    Feds Probe Honda Airbag Failure

    August 4, 2004
    Honda is facing a federal safety investigation and the potential recall of 240,193 of its 2004 Accord sedans after the driver's airbag failed during two crash tests.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the inquiry last week after airbags failed during unrelated tests. The agency was testing the damage caused when light trucks crash into cars from the side. During the side-impact test, the Accord airbag failed.

    Investigators said the bag had a large tear in its fabric and did not fully inflate.

    NHTSA has opened an inquiry, which is the first step in the process that can lead to a ful-scale recall.

    Feds Probe Honda Airbag Failure...
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