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Roundup: Probe of Chrysler stalling ends; Jenny Lee peanut brittle returning

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By Staff and Wires
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

NHTSA ends investigation of stalling Chrysler engines

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed an investigation into engine stalling in some Chrysler cars after the company extended the fuel tank warranty. The probe covered nearly 154,000 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum cars from 2006. The cars have 5.7-liter or 6.1-liter V8 engines. Investigators checked more than 1,200 complaints and found 299 in which the fuel system allowed gas tanks to be over-filled. That caused the cars to stall when stopped or at low speeds. The problem was traced to a fuel shut-off device that can stick open when exposed to high-ethanol gasoline. Chrysler updated the part in new cars and guaranteed it for life in cars now on the road.

Jenny Lee Peanut Brittle to return

Jenny Lee Peanut Brittle is making a comeback. A candy maker in Freedom has licensed the recipe from Scott and Bernie Baker, heirs to the Jenny Lee Bakery in McKees Rocks, who operate the business as 5 Generation Bakers. Started in 2009, it makes frozen breads for the wholesale market under the Jenny Lee brand that Baker's grandfather started in 1938. On Thursday, Baker licensed the peanut brittle recipe to Pat and Karl Renner of Treehouse Sweets, who will bring it back as Jenny Lee Peanut Brittle by Treehouse Sweets. Treehouse Sweets is a family-owned business that opened a confectionery facility last year. The Renner family has operated in Freedom for 14 years in a book distribution business.

Mylan recalls anesthesia drug

Mylan Inc. is voluntarily recalling an injectable anesthesia drug because vials may contain small black particles of paper shipper labels. Cecil-based Mylan said it has notified customers that purchased Etomidate Injection, which was manufactured by Mylan subsidiary Agila in Poland for Pfizer Inc. The recall applies to 10 lots of the drug distributed in the United States. For more information on the recall, call Mylan at 800-848-0462.

Wanxiang wins Fisker asset sale

Participants in a bankruptcy auction for failed electric vehicle maker Fisker Automotive say Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group has won with a bid of more than $149 million. Two people who participated in the auction said on Friday that Wan­xiang's bid, which includes more than $100 million in cash, beat out Hybrid Technology, led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because an official statement had not been released. Hybrid offered $30 million in cash and cancellation of $25 million in debt it says it is owed as Fisker's senior secured lender. Wanxiang offered $35.7 million in cash and an equity stake for creditors in a reorganized Fisker, with the possibility of additional recoveries for creditors through lawsuits.

— Staff and wire reports



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