FDA's Applesauce Recall

Applesauce Recall: Elevated Lead Levels in Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

Has Your Child Tested Positive for Lead?

Free Confidential Case Evaluations for Families Impacted by Lead-Contaminated Applesauce

When it comes to our children, nothing is more important than their health and safety. That's why the FDA's recent recall of cinnamon applesauce pouches due to elevated lead levels is particularly concerning for parents everywhere. Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP is here to fight for families who are facing the daunting reality that a common household snack may have caused serious permanent harm to their children.

Effects of Lead Poisoning in Children

Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status, but it is particularly harmful to toddlers and young children because lead interferes with the development of their brains. Most children have no obvious or immediate symptoms. Short term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms: headache, abdominal pain/colic, vomiting, and anemia. Long term exposure, or exposure to higher levels of lead, may cause brain damage and learning disabilities. Children with severe lead poisoning will often have deficient language-based skills and will demonstrate behavioral difficulties. These children may require Special Education classes, additional tutoring, medical monitoring and, in some situations, medication and hospitalization.

What You Should Know:

The FDA has recalled three popular cinnamon applesauce products due to high levels of lead:

  • WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches
  • Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack
  • Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches

Despite a comprehensive recall, reports have surfaced that some pouches of cinnamon applesauce, potentially containing harmful levels of lead, are still being found on store shelves.

The FDA has advised parents to check their homes and discard these products. If there's a suspicion that a child may have consumed these products, parents should contact their child's healthcare provider about getting a blood test.

How We Can Help:

Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, has handled numerous lead poisoning cases. We have developed the technical, scientific, medical and educational expertise these important cases require. For example, we will have the child tested by an independent child psychologist, pediatric neurologist, or physician specializing in lead poisoning so we can prove the full extent of the child’s injuries to the jury. We will also work closely with the child’s school to ensure the child has been thoroughly evaluated for Special Education programs so the child will be able to obtain the best education and support possible.

Your Next Steps:

  • Contact Us: Use our secure online form or call us directly to schedule your free case evaluation.
  • Case Evaluation: We will review the specifics of your situation with complete confidentiality and care.
  • Legal Representation: If your case moves forward, we will represent you on a contingency basis. This means you will not owe us anything unless we win compensation on your behalf.

If your child has consumed these recalled applesauce products, contact us online or call 212-553-9205 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.