New Salmonella Outbreak, Lead in Children’s Toys, and a Flying Frunk


There are a boatload of new recalls to go through today, including yet another salmonella outbreak, as well as some questionable toy choices. Read on to keep your family safe.

Target, Aldi Recall Tainted Peaches

If you bought peaches at Target or Aldi recently, you might not want to eat them. In addition to the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to onions, peaches have sickened at least 68 people in nine states.

“Many ill people report purchasing bagged peaches sold at certain ALDI stores in several states,” the CDC said in its safety alert. “This investigation is ongoing to identify other retailers that might have sold contaminated peaches.”

The outbreak is worst in Minnesota and Michigan. However, Iowa, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are also reporting illnesses associated with these peaches.

HelloFresh Recalls Meal Kits

Speaking of salmonella, another company has issued a recall in the great onion outbreak of 2020. HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service, is recalling certain kits containing onions from the Thomson International distributor at the center of the outbreak.

The company warns that some customers may have already prepared and eaten a meal made with these onions. However, as long as the produce was cooked according to the recipe, raising the temperature to at least 165 degrees, any bacteria should have been killed.

GM Pulling 2020 Corvettes Over ‘Flying Frunk’

“Flying Frunk” sounds like a forgotten jam band from the 1970s, but it’s actually a serious problem for General Motors. In the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette, the front trunk, or “frunk,” can fly off if the car exceeds certain speeds.

You can imagine that having the hood of your car flip up while driving is a bad thing. The panel would block the windshield, for one thing. It has the potential to break off entirely, creating a hazard for other vehicles on the road.

GM has issued a “stop delivery” on the brand-new C8. The official word from the company is that the flying frunk issue is due to user error. “GM’s internal analysis indicates that the few reports of hood openings were related to drivers inadvertently pressing the hood release button on the keyfob while the vehicle was stopped and in park,” a spokesman told Automobile.

Lead Risk Leads to Super Soaker Recall

Hasbro is pulling over 50,000 Nerf Super Soaker water guns. Sold exclusively at Target, the toys are potentially toxic. Specifically, testing revealed unacceptable levels of lead in the ink used to print the labels on the water tanks of the toy guns.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and contact the company for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund,” the recall notice said. “Consumers will be asked to unscrew the tank from the blaster and return the tank to the manufacturer using a postage prepaid label, for a full refund.”