Product Recall Alert: Tyson Fun Nuggets
For parents, it seems like having chicken nuggets in the freezer for your kids is a right of passage. However, we’re now encouraging you to check those nuggets. Parents should be aware of a potential danger in certain packages of Tyson Fun Nuggets. You see, this popular brand of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, beloved by many kids, has been recalled due to a serious safety issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has found small metal pieces in these nuggets, which could lead to choking and severe injuries.
Your child's safety is paramount, so let's delve into the details of this Tyson Fun Nuggets recall and discuss how to protect your little ones from choking accidents.
The Recalled Dinosaur-Shaped Tyson Fun Nuggets
Tyson Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled nearly 30,000 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken branded as "Fun Nuggets." These Tyson Fun Nuggets come in 29-ounce packages and are pressed into fun dinosaur shapes.
To find out if you have one of the recalled products, check the packaging for the establishment number "P-7211" and one of the following product codes:
- 2483BRV02 07
- 2483BRV02 08
- 2483BRV02 09
- 2483BRV02 10
These will have a "best if used by" date of September 4, 2024.
Here is a photo of the recalled products:
What Should Consumers Do?
If you have these nuggets in your freezer, it's essential to act immediately. “There has been one reported minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product,” the USDA said in a news release. The USDA warned that any consumer with these fun nuggets should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Additionally, consumers who have purchased the affected Tyson Fun Nuggets should cut the UPC and date code from the packaging, discard the product, and then call or text 1-855-382-3101. You can also visit the USDA website for a list of retail stores that carried these products.
Choking: A Serious Concern
Keeping this Tyson Fun Nuggets recall in mind, let’s talk about the dangers of choking. Choking is a very serious concern, especially for young children. As we’ve discussed in our blog about preventing infant choking, this can be a terrifying situation for both the child and the caregiver. It's crucial to be able to recognize the signs and act quickly.
Recognizing When Someone is Choking
Recognizing when someone is choking is the first step toward helping them. The universal sign for choking is when a person clutches their throat, but young children and infants might not be able to do this.
Look for these key indicators:
- Inability to speak.
- Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing.
- Squeaky sounds when trying to breathe.
- Coughing, which may be weak or forceful.
- Skin, lips, and nails turning blue or dusky.
- Skin that changes from flushed to pale or bluish.
- Loss of consciousness.
The Heimlich Maneuver
To address choking incidents in older kids and adults, the Heimlich Maneuver is invaluable. This technique can save lives when someone is choking on food or a foreign object. It is crucial to remember that choking hazards and saving techniques can vary for different age groups. The Heimlich maneuver we are discussing here is primarily for older children and adults.
- Stand behind the choking victim and place your arms around their body.
- Make a fist with one hand, positioning it just above the navel.
- Use your other hand to grasp the fist and press it inward and upward with a quick, forceful motion.
- The goal is to create an artificial cough by forcing air out of the person's lungs, which should dislodge the stuck food or object.
- Repeat these thrusts until the obstruction is cleared, or the person can breathe again.
For young infants and children, choking hazards are more delicate, and you should learn specific techniques through a CPR training course tailored to their age group.
In addition, always consult a medical professional for any specific safety questions. If someone is choking, call 911 immediately to seek emergency help.
Your child's safety is of utmost importance. If you have the recalled dinosaur-shaped Tyson chicken nuggets in your freezer, please follow the instructions provided and ensure they are disposed of safely. Remember, when it comes to your child's safety, it's always better to be safe rather than sorry.