Residents in Iowa like to think that when they buy a food product off the shelves in the local grocery stores that they have nothing to worry about. Many put this kind of blind faith into many of their purchases, thinking that just because something is sold on the shelves it must be safe. After all, are there not tons of safety procedures and protocols in place to make sure that dangerous and defective products are not sold in stores? Surely tainted food would not be for sale.
However, as two recent recalls go to show, tainted food products can find their way onto store shelves. Many times, these products are also not recalled until some becomes ill or injured.
In looking at these recent recalls, the first came earlier this month. Nestle Prepared Foods recalled Lean Cuisine mushroom ravioli meals due to possible shards of glass being inside of the food.
But the glass scare was not over. This was proven last week as boxes of the popular Kellogg's brand Special K Red Berries cereal was also recalled for the exact same reason: the possibility of shards of glass in the cereal.
Recalls like this are a real reminder to consumers in Iowa that just because something is in on the shelves, even a product they have purchased many times in the past, it can still be dangerous.
In these cases, luckily there was a recall. However, there are plenty if times when a person is injured due to a dangerous or defective product that was not recalled.
In either case, if it is believed a dangerous product led to an injury, there could be reason to file a products liability lawsuit. An attorney with experience handling these types of personal injury lawsuits can provide more insight and information.
Source: CBS News, "Kellogg's Special K Red Berries recalled for glass fragments," Ryan Jaslow, Feb. 20. 2013
- Our law firm handles all types of cases where an Iowa resident is injured due to a dangerous of defective product. To learn more, visit our Iowa product liability page.