Recalls this week: Spinach, Volkswagen diesels

Companies across the auto and food sectors announced recalls this week. From SUVs to spinach, here's a more detailed look:

Volkswagen diesel vehicles

A Volkswagen Passat TDI diesel engine is seen in central London, Britain September 30, 2015.
Stefan Wermuth | Reuters
A Volkswagen Passat TDI diesel engine is seen in central London, Britain September 30, 2015.

German authorities ordered a recall of all Volkswagen turbo-diesel engine (TDI) vehicles Thursday. This comes on the heels of a scandal facing Volkswagen after a West Virginia University lab found that the German automaker had fitted its TDI vehicles with emissions test-cheating software across the globe.

The recall will affect 8.5 million diesel vehicles across the European Union.

Kia SUVs

In this Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, a worker polishes the new Kia Sorrento during the Brussels Motor Show at the Expo Center in Brussels.
Virginia Mayo | AP
In this Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, a worker polishes the new Kia Sorrento during the Brussels Motor Show at the Expo Center in Brussels.

Back on U.S. shores, Kia is recalling 419,000 of its 2011-2013 Sorento models because of a defect in the shift lever. According to a report by the Associated Press, the transmission can be shifted out of park when the driver's foot isn't on the brake.

Kia said a letter from a lawyer, citing a child who broke his leg, prompted the recall. The SUV recall also extends to Canada.

Dole bagged spinach

Dole Spinach
Source: FDA

Dole Fresh Vegetables voluntarily recalled bagged spinach Tuesday. This recall affects the bagged salad sold in 13 states.

While no illnesses have been reported in association with the product so far, the company said the recall is a precaution to a potential health risk from salmonella bacteria contamination.

CHEFS vertical roasters

CHEFS Vertical Roaster
Source: CPSC
CHEFS Vertical Roaster

TCC Cooking announced a recall of 4,000 chicken roasting pans on Wednesday. The vertical roasters can break or shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards to consumers who purchased the pans.

No injuries have been reported in conjunction with the product.