DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires.
The alternator may suddenly fail, possibly causing a stall or fire and increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA documents.Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2014 and equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and a 160 amp alternator, according to the company and documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The second recall covers about 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2013 because of a fire risk, according to the NHTSA documents. They said water in the exterior heated power mirror electrical connector could cause an electrical short.
For the first time ever, McDonald’s is giving customers an inside look at one of its US meat processing facilities.
The company released a video Monday starring former “MythBusters” co-host Grant Imahara, who tours a Cargill facility in Fresno, California, that makes, freezes, and ships McDonald’s beef patties.
The video begins with Imahara inspecting cuts of meat on a conveyer belt headed toward a grinder.
He asks whether there is any “pink slime” in the meat, which refers to lean beef trimmings — what’s left of the meat after all the choice cuts of beef are taken — that is treated with ammonium hydroxide, creating the pink hue.
“Lean finely textured beef or so-called pink slime — we don’t use that in our burgers,” says Rickette Collins, director of strategic supply for McDonald’s. (The company has said previously that it stopped using the treated trimmings three years ago.)
In the future, pot smokers who get the munchies will have an entire automated support system designed to learn their pattern of consumption and predict their every need. Their iWatch will sense a change in their body temperature; their Google Glass will recognize that they’re watching an old DVD of Kids in the Hall, and an Amazon drone will automatically head towards their location, spilling not a drop of Mountain Dew as it touches down on their doorstop.
However until that future food-topia is realized, the stoners of Los Angeles have to rely on a friendly Lyft driver, an X-Pen Vaporizer, and this list of the 10 best places to eat when stoned.
The incredible availability of legal cannabis in Los Angeles may be rivaled only by the proliferation of creative, inexpensive and delicious snacks. If your eyes are red and your stomach is empty, here are our favorite destinations for stoney L.A. eats.
Oddly enough, there’s no egg and (traditionally) no cream in egg creams. And there’s the rub. Like prunes with their unsavory associations, egg creams might benefit from a little creative rebranding — with a name like, say, milk chocolate soda. But for the initiated, egg creams are both delicious and nostalgic, reminiscent of Brooklyn pharmacies at the turn of the last century, soda jerks in the fifties and old-school delis.
Egg creams take three simple ingredients — flavored syrup, milk and seltzer — and whip them swiftly into a frenzy, until they come to a bubbly head. It’s best to drink these quickly, and as cold and frothy as possible.
Once ubiquitous, and thought to have health benefits, the egg cream has gotten more elusive over the decades. Luckily, just when it seems like the egg cream may be going the way of the soda fountain, someone puts it back on the menu. In this case, Wexler’s deli in Grand Central Market recognized the importance of the drink in the classic deli pantheon and hopefully put the humble egg cream on a path to gaining back some of its former glory.
If you bought Red Bull any time since 2002 or so chances are all you got was a case of the jitters. Now, you can also get $10.
The payout, which could also come in the form of two Red Bull products if you choose, is part of a settlement the Austrian soft drink brand agreed to earlier this week over claims of false advertising. The sticking point was the brand’s slogan, “Red Bull gives you wings,” and claims of increased reaction speed, performance and concentration.
The settlement came out of a class-action suit led by plaintiff Benjamin Careathers, who claimed that the beverage provides a caffeine buzz and no vaunted properties the brand had ascribed to taurine and guarana.
Red Bull is expected to pay more than $13 million and put $6.5 million in a settlement fund this week, according to BevNet.
If you want a piece of that, register here. (Note: At the time of this writing, the link wasn’t working.) No proof or purchase is required, so conceivably you could line up for your $10 even if you never drank Red Bull. But that would make you a liar, too.
Vending machines are nothing new, but ones that dispense fresh, piping-hot pizza certainly are.
Pizzabox is a 6-foot-high vending machine that serves up fresh (not frozen) handcrafted 10-inch pizzas for $5 each. Pizzabox uses a 800-degree oven, so that pizza is ready 90 seconds after it is ordered — complete with knife, fork, parmesan, oregano, red peppers, a wet towelette and a napkin.
While Pizzabox is still being tested, the target date to release the vending machines is early 2015.
“We are initially launching it as the first-ever drive-thru pizza experience,” Koci said. Indoor locations will mainly consist of airports and colleges, with University of Southern California being the first test spot.