Walmart Pulls Infant formula Nationwide Because of Consumer Report of Metal in Product
On June 21, 2019 Perrigo Co. LLC recalled their Parent’s Choice Advantage infant formula, which is sold exclusively at Walmart stores, because of a consumer report about metal in the product. According to the report of FDA.gov, the recall affects over 23,000 containers of the 35-ounce product with lot number C26EVFV. The “use by” date is Feb. 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package.
The recall comes without any reports of injuries.
What to do if you have purchased the recalled product
If you have this product in your home, discontinue use and bring back to your local Walmart for a refund.
Consumers with questions about the recalled product may call Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.
Food recall statistics
The last year has seen a record number of food recalls – 22 so far. According to Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the reason for so many recalls is because of “better technology…to link outbreaks of human illness to a common pathogen.”
According to 2016 food recall data gathered by Food Safety Magazine for Canada and the United States, there were 764 food recalls, a 22 percent increase over 2015. The main reasons for food recalls were undeclared allergens, listeria contamination and foreign-matter contamination. Foreign matter contamination recalls mostly involved products that had pieces of glass, metal, plastic, wood and rubber and accounted for about 44 product recalls in that calendar year.
Foreign object personal injury case
In a court of law, a foreign object in food is considered to be any object that is not reasonably expected upon consumption. This includes pebbles, glass, plastic, rubber, metal, paper and even human or animal body parts. Courts have ruled against claims for items that should reasonably be expected in food such as cherry pits in a bag of pitted cherries or small fish bones in fish.
A successful foreign object in food personal injury case requires an unexpected item and an injury caused by the item. Injuries can vary widely including a cracked tooth and subsequent infection; lacerations to the mouth, tongue or throat; damage to internal organs; or a severe allergic reaction. The plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorney must show that injuries were caused by the unexpected item, that the injuries caused damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills and that the defendant is legally liable for the accident because of negligence.
A personal injury attorney is best equipped to determine who the defendant is along the supply chain, gather evidence and build a case. They will also be able to assess value of your claim and fight for the settlement you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one or been injured through no fault of your own, you have enough on your plate. Let an experienced accident attorney fight for the justice and fair compensation that you deserve. It is not uncommon to receive a settlement from the insurance company that is five to ten times larger with the help of a lawyer. Call the caring, tireless and experienced personal injury attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. in Bellingham, WA today for a FREE consultation! We have been representing residents of Whatcom County, Skagit County and surrounding areas since 1979. You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!