Dangerous Product Update: GM Auto Recall

According to Reuters, the United States Senate panel has scheduled a hearing for April 2 into how “General Motors Co. and federal regulators addressed concerns about malfunctioning GM ignition switches over the past decade, with vehicle recalls finally announced last month.”  The House will also hold hearings.   Last month, GM recalled 1.6 million cars due to concerns that the ignition switches could shut off the engine and make airbags inoperable.  The congressional panels are expected to ask exactly why GM waited 13 years to do something, since GM knew about these problems since 2001.