A number of recalls were announced today, including Ford’s recall of about 65,000 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion sedans in North America due to a software glitch. Ignition keys in the affected vehicles can be removed even if the transmission is not in a park position.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is also recalling 68,000 bottles of its Effexor antidepressant in the US. The company, which recently announced it would buy Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. for $3.2 billion, said the medicine is being recalled because it failed quality tests.
In response to the massive recall of cars due to defective Takata air bags, Honda Motor Co. said it would replace the airbags on any car (even those outside the recall) if a customer is concerned.
In other news (unrelated to recalls), a new survey shows Americans will spend $83 billion this year on holiday traveling - an increase of $11 billion from last year.