As a consumer, you have the right to know about any defects or problems with the products you buy. When food, medicine, or consumer products are found to be contaminated, hazardous, or otherwise unsafe, they may be subject to a recall. ASK LLP keeps you up to date on the latest news about the safety and efficacy of common items we use every day. Check back often to stay informed on the most recent recalls and subscribe to our blog to get updates sent right to your inbox. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you can reach out to ASK LLP for a free case evaluation.
Current Recalls We’re Watching:
Packaged Salad Recall
On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that Ready Pac Foods, Inc. of Swedesboro, NJ and Jackson, GA has recalled ready-to-eat salad products sold by Kroeger and other retailers. Over 200,000 pounds of salad products are impacted by the recall, which was initiated because the products contain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated salad dressing that has been recalled by the producer, Litehouse Inc.
According to the recall alert, “The salad dressing component contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the salad product label”. The assembled salads were produced from Aug. 27, 2021 through Sept. 19, 2021. The recall announcement says the products included in the recall may have a product number or establishment number “M-18502B”, “P-18502B”, “M-32081”, or “P-32081” printed on the package near the use by date. These items were shipped to retailers nationwide. So far, there have been no reports of illness. More information can be found on the FSIS website.
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Boppy Baby Lounger
On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company of Golden, Colorado announced a recall of more than 3.3 million infant lounger chairs, including the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. The recall was initiated due to the risk of suffocation if infants roll into or are placed in a position where their breathing could be obstructed.
“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” said Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler. “Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation. Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time – even in products not intended for sleep – and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market.”
At the time of the recall, there were 8 infant deaths reported. If your child or someone you love was injured using a Boppy lounger or other recalled pillow chair, contact an attorney to find out your rights.