Trader Joe’s Fish, Lexus and Toyota, and Volkswagen Recalls

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Another day, another roundup of recalls from the nation’s leading brands.

Toyota expanded the already-massive recall over faulty fuel pumps, while Volkswagen pulled over 200,000 Jettas because of a fire risk. In food recall news, Trader Joe’s recalled over 4,000 pounds of gluten-free battered halibut for an undeclared allergen.

Gluten-Free Fried Fish from Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s just announced that more than 350 cases–or 4,400 pounds–of battered halibut fillets. Unfortunately, the gluten-free fish actually contains wheat and milk allergens.

“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the recall announcement stated.

The frozen fish was sold in the following states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Look for a best by date of Nov 4, 2021, and a lot code of 537312620. You can return the product to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

Toyota/Lexus Fuel Pump Recall Adds 1.5 Million More Vehicles

The ongoing fuel pump recall from automakers Toyota and Lexus continues, with 1.5 million additional vehicles joining those that need urgent repair. The fuel pump may suddenly stop working in the recalled vehicles. That, in turn, can “increase the risk of crash” while driving.

Here’s a complete list of the vehicles involved in this recall:

  • 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460;
  • 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus GS 350;
  • 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus ISF;
  • 2014-2015 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570;
  • 2015 Model Year Lexus NX 200t, RC 350;
  • 2017 Model Year Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t GS 200t;
  • 2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Highlander; Lexus GS 350;
  • 2017-2020 Model Year Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350
  • 2017-2020 Model Year Toyota Tacoma
  • 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GS 300, GX 460, IS 300, IS 350, LS 500h, LX 570, NX 300, RC 300, RC 350;
  • 2018-2020 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, RX 350L
  • 2019 Model Year Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Lexus UX 200
  • 2019-2020 Model Year Toyota RAV4

If you aren’t sure whether your vehicle is part of the recall, you can always enter your VIN into the NHTSA database to check.

Volkswagen Jetta Sedans Could Burst into Flames

Volkswagen is pulling 210,000 Jetta sedans with model years 2016-2018. Bolts in the engine could come loose, causing a fuel leak. In rare cases, this could trigger an engine fire. The automaker said that they are not aware of any injuries or crashes related to the issue.

However, drivers are warned that if you smell gasoline or see liquid leaking from the engine compartment, you need to take immediate action. Pull over and turn off the car.