Ford Recalls Half a Million Vehicles, Updates on Onion and Hand Sanitizer Crises


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Kroger Recalls Cheese Spreads and Dips

We warned you that more recalls related to the Great Onion Outbreak would be coming. And we were right! Kroger just announced that 17 types of cheese spreads and dips could be contaminated with salmonella. The products used onions from those recalled in the massive outbreak. More than 900 cases of salmonella and counting resulted from the contamination.

Ford Issues Recall Over 500,000 Vehicles

Brake problems forced Ford to recall 562,000 vehicles this week. This recall covers the following makes and models:

  • 2015-2018 Ford Edge
  • 2016-2018 Lincoln MKZ

The brakes could leak brake fluid because of a manufacturing defect. If you run out of brake fluid, the brakes stop working. Obviously, that’s not great for the safety of the driver, the passengers, or the other cars on the road.

In a separate recall announced today, Ford is also pulling about 3,000 Lincoln Corsair crossovers because of suspension problems.

Suspension and brakes? Those are pretty important systems in a functional automobile. You’d think they would make more of an effort to get it right.

But wait, we’re not done yet! A third recall this week is for 2020 F-150 pickups. Although it only applies to a handful of trucks, the manufacturing defect is a serious one. A bad connection in the battery could cause a fire. The fix is thankfully simple, but the risk factor is high.

Sweeping Shrimp Recall Impacts Multiple Retailers

A major salmonella outbreak is linked to shrimp sold at grocery stores and wholesalers across the country. Kader Exports is responsible for bringing the frozen shrimp into the country, but they were sold at the following retailers as the “store brand”:

  • Costco
  • BJ’s Wholesale
  • Tops
  • Fresh Market

The official announcement from the company claims that “most if not all of the distributed products have been consumed, and any remaining product has been placed on hold subject to further evaluation.” In other words, if you bought frozen shrimp from any of the stores above, then you might have eaten a contaminated cocktail of shellfish and salmonella.

Update: More Hand Sanitizers Recalled

The FDA has expanded its list of recalled hand sanitizers to include more than 150 products. The massive recall is due to the presence of methanol instead of safe alcohol ingredients. The hand sanitizers were sold in Costco, Walmart, and other major chains.

Use of these methanol products can “result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.”

The FDA also warns that some mainstream hand sanitizers might not contain the required amount of effective ingredients. If that’s the case, the product simply won’t work.

The updated list is available here.