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From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

...Lululemon Athletica made a name for itself with its pricey yoga gear, but in 2013 its reputation was shattered after a product defect made yoga pants so sheer they could be see-through. Fixing the problem cost the company millions and prompted investors to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/new-logos-new-coke-when-co
Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into Alps, authorities say

...thought," principal Ulrich Wessel said. "It doesn't make the number of dead any worse, but if it had been a technical defect then measures could have been taken so that it would never happen again." The circumstances of the crash are reviving questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-26/co-pilot-deliberately-crashe
Lawsuit that exposed GM's failure to disclose ignition switch problem settled for second time

DETROIT - A Georgia lawsuit that helped expose General Motors' failure to disclose a deadly defect in small-car ignition switches has been settled out of court for a second time.Lawyers representing the parents of crash victim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-13/lawsuit-exposed-gms-failur
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...recalled because of safety defects but not repaired, according...vehicle history reports. Some defects have the potential to cause...60 days of finding a safety defect, which Honda did in 2011...with potentially dangerous defects to leave used-car lots without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix
Report on Boeing 787 fire points to battery defect

...WASHINGTON - A short circuit likely caused by a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 battery sparked a fire last year that grounded...batteries to overheat and ignite if they have a manufacturing defect or if they are damaged, overcharged, or exposed to high temperatures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/report-boeing-787-fire-poi
Honda Motor Co. CEO to step aside amid air bag defect scandal, sales decline

Takanobu Ito, the head of Honda Motor Co., will step aside in June after more than 6.2 million recalls in the U.S. over an air bag safety defect that killed at least six.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/honda-motor-co-ceo-step-as
GM is fined a record $35 million for not disclosing deadly ignition defect

...disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has...automakers to report safety defects to the government within five...from using words such as "defect" or "dangerous" when reporting...took so long to report this defect says there was something very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-16/gm-fined-record-35-million
Evans parents say GM knew of defect in daughter's car

...say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to...medical bills.Ignition switch defects are at the center of a congressional...about the safety-related defects in the Saturn Ion, and did...recall or fully remedy the defects or warn users about them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-12/evans-parents-say-gm-knew-def
GM, Toyota recall cars over air bag defects

...Motors is recalling more than 89,000 autos because of air bag defects and other problems.The automaker is recalling 31,520 model...2013 model year Buick Encores because of a passenger air bag defect and 33 model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes because a short...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-06-13/gm-toyota-recall-cars-over-ai
Business news

GM recalls 92,000 vehicles for switchesDETROIT - General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.Thursday's recall covers certain 2011-12 models...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-01/business-news