Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied.

Subaru said the recall includes Forester vehicles from 2015 to 2018. The automaker will notify owners and dealers to inspect the occupant detection system mat harness and have it replaced free of charge if necessary.

Owners will be notified of the recall starting Nov. 29. Replacement parts are not currently available. A second notice will be sent when they are.


Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers.

The Copenhagen company unveiled two new prototypes Friday that are “fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer.”

The barriers are made of polymers, but Carlsberg said it is trying to create a bottle made entirely of bio-materials.

The prototypes are part of the company’s efforts to have zero carbon emissions at its breweries and to reduce the carbon footprint across its value chain by 30% by 2030. The brewer said it will join forces with Coca-Cola, Swedish vodka maker Absolut and makeup group L’Oreal to develop paper bottles.


New York will become the first state to require the disclosure of ingredients in tampons and other menstrual products.

The law was signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said menstrual products could contain toxic or allergy-causing chemicals unknown to consumers.

The law takes effect in 180 days. Manufacturers of menstrual products will then have 18 months to develop new packaging or labels.

Assembly member Linda Rosenthal said consumers currently aren’t informed of changes in materials, including how much cotton is used compared to synthetic materials. The New York City Democrat noted that women may use the same menstrual products for decades without knowing the exact materials used in them.

Companies including Always have published ingredients online in recent years and say their products are safe.


Colorado’s Boulder Beer Company has announced plans to downsize and discontinue widespread distribution after facing increased competition.

The Daily Camera reported Thursday that the company plans to continue operations at its local brewpub but will gradually stop distribution across 27 states by the end of the year.

Officials said downsizing means losing more than 20 jobs out of about 50 over the next two months in the brewing and packaging department.

Officials said the decision will limit production to about 1,000 barrels, down from more than 16,000 barrels produced last year.

The Brewers Association says it’s the third consecutive year dozens of regional craft brewing companies didn’t grow.

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