CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Toyota implementing new security fixes, King Arthur Flour recollects flour for E. coli danger, and new invoice goals to guard shopper well being knowledge


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Toyota to implement rollaway, carbon monoxide security fixes in most 2020 fashions

Automaker Toyota is implementing new security options to stop automobile rollaways and carbon monoxide poisoning attributable to idling engines.

Toyota will set up new automatic-park and engine shutoff options in most of their 2020 fashions by way of software program programming. This transfer comes after quite a lot of accidents and deaths over the previous decade from vehicles rolling away after the motive force forgot to place the automobile in park, in addition to from toxic carbon monoxide created by automotive engines left operating. Critics be aware that Toyota’s fixes are coming far behind opponents like Ford and GM, who applied related fixes years in the past.

King Arthur Flour recalling unbleached all-purpose flour as a consequence of E. coli danger

The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration has posted a security alert saying the recall of over 114,000 luggage of King Arthur Flour. Choose circumstances of the corporate’s 5-pound luggage of unbleached all-purpose flour are being voluntarily recalled as a consequence of an E. coli danger.

King Arthur Flour acknowledged that the wheat from one in all their mills had been linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak, however that no sicknesses have been reported in reference to their merchandise. The recalled flour was distributed via retailers like Goal and Walmart.

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Shoppers with affected merchandise shouldn’t devour the flour, and will both throw it away or return it to their place of buy for a refund or credit score. For extra data, go to the FDA’s security alert web page.

New laws goals to guard shopper well being knowledge

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are introducing laws to guard shopper well being knowledge.

The Defending Private Well being Knowledge Act is generally aimed toward defending the information collected by DNA testing kits and health-tracking apps. It might require the secretary of Well being and Human Providers to create laws for monitoring apps and units, in addition to genetic testing kits. It might additionally create a activity pressure to guage and advise on the privateness dangers of customers who use such instruments.

“New applied sciences have made it simpler for folks to watch their very own well being, however well being monitoring apps and residential DNA testing kits have additionally given corporations entry to private, non-public knowledge with restricted oversight,” mentioned Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a present contender for the Democratic Get together’s 2020 presidential nomination.

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