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Recall Alert: Ford, car seats and Clif power bars

Clif Bar recall

Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for 372,991 cars over a power train issue.

The automaker reports that the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft could fail prematurely.

That could cause the car to stop working altogether. The cars could also start rolling away even when in the parked position if the brake is not applied.

The defect could also cause damage to the brake and fuel lines. The following cars are affected by the recall:

-- 2015-2017 Transit vehicles

Ford will notify drivers beginning on July 17 and replace the flexible coupling for free on vehicles with more than 30,000 miles. The automaker is still working on a permanent fix to the defect. Customers with questions can contact Ford at 866-436-7332. The number for this recall is 17S15.

Meanwhile, Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a recall for 207,037 children’s car seats over a choking hazard.

The company reports that the center tab on the chest clip marked ABS could break away from the car seat and children could choke on it.

Dozens of car seat models are affected by this recall. A full list of affected car seats can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tE0KiJ

Britax will notify owners and provide a free replacement chest clip marked PC. Parents with questions can contact the company at 833-474-7016.

Finally, Clif Bar & Co. has issued a voluntary recall for some of its power bars over undeclared allergens. The company reports that the bars might have peanuts and tree nuts in them that were not listed on the ingredients label.

The company issued the recall after receiving several customer complaints of people experiencing an allergic reaction to the bars.

The following power bars are affected by this recall:

-- Clif Builder’s Bar Chocolate Mint flavor

-- Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint flavor

-- Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip flavor

The company is asking anyone with nut allergies not to eat the power bars and to return the bars to the store for a refund.

Customers with questions can contact the company at 866-526-1970. A list of all of the affected products can be found here: http://bit.ly/2u7jcmX.

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