The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency that oversees the manufacture and distribution of food, drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines, cosmetics, and tobacco products in the United States. It is also the agency that ensures that these products are safe and don’t pose unnecessary risks upon consumers.
On a regular basis, various products (e.g. dangerous drugs, food, or medical devices) that are on the U.S. market (and overseen by the FDA) are found to be dangerous due to contamination, defective design, or for another reason.
Sometimes, when such hazards are made known by the manufacturer through consumer complaints, the dangerous products are voluntarily removed (recalled) from the market by the manufacturer. Read on to learn more about recalls and safety notices.
Recent Recall Notices From The FDA
Here are some examples of products recalled in 2018, as reported by the FDA:
- On July 06, 2018, Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash was recalled for pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is extremely resistant to antibiotics and can cause infections, especially in people with weakened immune systems.
- On June 21, 2018, Now Real Food’s Zesty Sprouting Mix was recalled for possible salmonella contamination.
- On June 14, 2018, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal was recalled for reported salmonella illnesses.
- On June 13, 2018, Melissa’s Spicy Edamame was recalled for undeclared shellfish, which could cause deadly reactions in allergic individuals.
- On June 9, 2018, various fresh cut watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon and more were recalled for potential salmonella contamination.
- On May 31, 2018, Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray manufactured by Apotex, was removed because it had the potential for small glass particles.
- On May 25, 2018, H-E-B’s sliced salad olives were recalled for having glass in them.
As you can imagine, the FDA’s recalls and safety alerts should not be underestimated. In many cases, consumers are put at risk when dangerous products are released on the market. When a consumer is seriously injured as a direct result of a dangerous product like the ones mentioned above, the consumer has the right to file a personal injury claim for compensation, which can be tremendously helpful when facing medical bills and loss of income due to missed work.
At Jones & Swanson, our Kennesaw injury attorneys handle product liability cases of all kinds. This includes the growing number of auto product liability reports you’ve likely read about in the news – which often involve defective automobiles, including those the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received consumer complaints about. To learn more about your case, contact us today.