Recall Roundup: Tyson recalls millions of pounds of chicken over listeria concerns

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Older Mazda vehicles may have a logo on the steering wheel that can shatter

Consumers who recently bought products made by Tyson Foods may want to check their freezers to make sure they’re safe to eat. 

The company, which is one of the largest producers and manufacturers of meat products in the U.S., has initiated a recall for nearly 9 million pounds of chicken products due to potential listeria contamination. Older consumers, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems are advised to be especially cautious not to eat the tainted products because they can cause serious harm. 

The affected products were produced between December 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, and were shipped to foodservice retail companies across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. Consumers can identify them by looking for an establishment number that reads “P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

Customers who bought the products are being advised not to eat them and should discard them or return them to the place of purchase. 

Logos in older Mazda vehicles could shatter and cause injuries

Vehicles being driven on U.S. roads are getting older and older, so anyone still getting around in an older Mazda vehicle should beware of a recall involving the logo on the steering wheel.

Mazda announced that it is recalling over 260,000 Mazda 3 vehicles produced between 2004 and 2007 because the plastic logo on the steering wheel airbag module could shatter. This might cause plastic fragments to be sent into the vehicle’s interior if a crash deploys the airbag, causing serious injuries.

The carmaker has already notified dealers of the issue and plans to send out notification letters to vehicle owners on August 28. Dealers will work with consumers to replace the air bag module cover so that it is safe in the event of a crash.

GM recalls over 410,000 trucks over side airbag issue

General Motors has issued a recall for certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles because the side air bags can rupture unexpectedly and send parts into the vehicle cabin. 

GM says the issue is tied to a manufacturing issue that allows moisture to make its way into the inflator and cause corrosion. This can lead the air bag inflator end cap to detach from the inflator, or it could cause the inflator sidewall to just rupture on its own. 

The automaker says it is working with dealers so that the issue can be fixed at no cost to vehicle owners. The automaker plans to send notification letters on August 16, and owners will receive another notice when a remedy is available to them. 

COVID-19 tests recalled over false negative results

Quidel is recalling its Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Assay (M120) COVID-19 test devices after they were linked to false negative results. Just over 18,000 of the devices were manufactured from March 17, 2020, to March 12, 2021. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall over the issue and said the devices could contribute to serious injuries or death. 

“False negative results can also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, when presumed negative patients are introduced into groups within health care, long-term care, or other similar facilities. Actions to limit exposure based on false negative results might not be taken, such as isolating infected individuals,” the agency stated. 

The FDA has a full set of instructions for how affected consumers should proceed on its website here.

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