Recall Alert: Toyota and dog food

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A dog food company has issued a voluntary recall for two flavors of its products over a possible contamination. Party Animal has issued the recall after a Texas retailer notified the company that it found traces of pentobarbital in the food.

Pentobarbital used to be used in the executions of death row inmates in some states. It’s now more commonly used in pet euthanasia procedures.

The following products are affected by this recall:

-- 13-oz. can of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food with a Best By date of July 2019

-- 13-oz. can of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food with a Best By date of August 2019

The company has sent some samples of its foods to a Texas A&M lab to conduct an independent test. It is also checking to see if any of its other products test positive for the drug.

Party Animal says food manufactured in 2015 seems to be the problem. It is working to review its manufacturing process in the wake of this recall.

Customers are asked to return the dog food to the store for a refund. Consumers with questions can contact Party Animal at 323-207-4100.

Meanwhile, Toyota has issued a recall for about 228,000 cars over an issue with some rear-end gears.

The automaker reports that the rear differential could leak oil. Over time, the gears could seize up and the driver could lose control of the car.

The 2016-2017 Tacoma trucks are affected by this recall. Owners will need to take the cars in for a free inspection and if a problem is discovered, mechanics will replace the rear differential.

Toyota has begun to send out notifications to the drivers who are affected. Owners with questions can contact 800-331-4331.

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