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DETROIT, Mich. - General Motors has named a new safety chief, in the wake of recalls involving approximately three million vehicles.

Engineer Jeff Boyer is the new Vice President of Global Vehicle Safety for GM.

Yesterday the automaker recalled more than one and a half million S-U-V's, vans and Cadillacs for potentially defective side air bags.

This is in addition to the 1.6-million other cars recalled last month for an ignition defect linked to at least 12-deaths.

The justice department and two congressional committees are investigating GM and how it handled the ignition switch defect information.

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