Major Pet Food Recall, Another Ford Fail, and More

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Recall Informer brings you the latest news on the recalled products that impact your family’s health and safety. This week, we’ve rounded up details about tainted pet food, another round of Ford recalls, Peloton bikes, and more.

Pet Food Recall Expands, Now Includes 17 Brands

Last month, Sunshine Mills, Inc. announced a recall of several pet foods due to the presence of aflatoxin, a mold by-product that could be harmful to your pets. It turns out that the problem was much bigger than we initially thought.

The recall now includes almost 20 different brands. Those brands are:

  • Family Pet
  • Heartland Farms
  • Paws Happy Life
  • Champ
  • Field Trial
  • Good Dog
  • Hunter’s Special
  • Old Glory
  • Pet Expert
  • Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food
  • Retriever Bites & Bones
  • River Bend
  • Sportsman’s Pride
  • Sprout
  • Thrifty
  • Top Runner
  • Whiskers & Tails

Only certain lot codes are involved in the recall. But as this is an ongoing issue that’s already been expanded, it’s a smart idea to exercise caution when shopping for your next bag of pet food.

Ford Transit Connect and Escape Vehicles Recalled

Another day, another Ford recall. This time, a handful of Transit Connect vans require engine cooling recalibration. “In the event of elevated engine temperatures due to coolant loss, there will be a delay in vehicles invoking the failsafe cooling strategy, resulting in engine temperatures exceeding critical limits,” the company said. “Under severe cases, running the engine at temperatures above critical limits for prolonged periods of time could result in engine damage and increase the risk of fire.”

A handful of 2020 Ford Escapes need their tire pressure monitoring systems checked, too. The system may not warn drivers of dangerously low rear tire pressure.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Could Fail While Driving

The 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle has an issue. Just a tiny little problem, really. It can unexpectedly shut down while you’re riding it.

The company stated that a software glitch could cause the bikes to fail. About a 100 of the 1000 unites sold are affected. Harley-Davidson dealerships will pick up the recalled bikes and service them, free of charge.

Peloton Exercise Bikes Need New Pedals, Stat

Peloton–the brand behind the commercial that made everyone cringe so hard–is recalling about 27,000 exercise bikes. The company received 120 complaints of pedals breaking while in use. Of those incidents, 16 resulted in injuries and 5 required stitches.

The models are older, produced between July 2013 and May 2016. Check the to see if your bike’s pedals have the Peloton logo molded into the plastic and the orange and white logo printed on it. If so, you’re fine. If not, contact Peloton to get a free set of replacement pedals. You’ll have to swap them out yourself, though, unless you want to pay an extra $100 for a service appointment.