Ford F-250 trucks
Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error.
Ford says drivers should use the parking break to make sure that parked cars don’t move.
Dealers will also replace the defective part for free, but Ford doesn’t have the replacement parts yet. It will notify owners when the parts are available.
The recalled trucks have 6.2-liter engines. They were built at a Kentucky plant from October 2015 through Thursday and sold in North America.
570,000 Ford vehicles
Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.
The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing with securities regulators that the recalls will cut pretax earnings by $295 million.
The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. In North America it includes Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year, plus the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize car and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect small van. In Europe, the recall covers the 2010 through 2015 C-Max hybrid and Focus small car, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect van. All the vehicles have 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines.
A lack of coolant circulation could cause the engine to overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. If that happens, pressurized oil can leak through the crack, and if it hits a hot surface, could cause and engine fire. The company says it has 29 reports of fires in the U.S. and Canada, but no injuries.
A company is recalling certain macaroni salad products for possibly containing two undeclared allergens.
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its 16oz. Macaroni Salad. The company is concerned the products milk and soy were not labeled as part of the ingredients.
The product was distributed to grocery retailers in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
Affected products can be identified by the Use by Date, said the company.
EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
The 13 lots of recalled EpiPens were distributed between Dec. 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016, the FDA said. Lot numbers of the affected devices can be found on the FDA website.
Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Meridian Medical Technologies manufactured the devices, which were distributed by Mylan Specialty, the FDA said.
EpiPens not included in the recall do not need to be replaced before their expiration dates, the FDA said.
BlenderBottle Whiskware glass shakers
BlenderBottle is recalling about 48,000 Whiskware glass dressing shaker bottles after receiving 12 reports of the bottoms breaking, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.
The recall affects bottles that have white plastic combination lids, pour spouts and internal stainless steel, round wire balls. “Whiskware” is written in white letters on the side of the bottles, and the products measure 8.7 inches tall by about three inches in diameter. They hold 2.5 cups of liquid.
Magnetic tic-tac-toe boards
Target Corp. is recalling its magnetic tic-tac-toe boards after receiving reports that their game pieces could be choking hazards.
Even more terrifying – if two or more of its magnets are swallowed, they can possibly link together inside a child’s intestines and “clamp onto body tissues,” causing “intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday.
The product is a 10 x 10-inch, plywood board with nine “X” and “Heart” game pieces with magnets on the back. Model number “234-25-1089” is printed at the bottom right corner of the product.