Despite a recent recall due to elevated lead levels, the FDA has announced that certain recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches are reportedly still present on store shelves. This oversight poses a critical health risk to consumers, particularly to children, who are more susceptible to the toxic effects of lead.
The recall, which was initiated following the FDA's advisory on increased lead screening, specifically targets cinnamon applesauce pouches. Lead exposure, especially in the young, can lead to severe health consequences, including developmental delays and learning disabilities. The presence of these products in stores amidst an active recall calls for immediate action and vigilance from both retailers and consumers.
Consumers are strongly advised to be vigilant and inspect their purchases, especially if they have children who consume these products. If you find cinnamon applesauce pouches in your home, it is crucial to check for recall notices and ensure that the products are not part of the affected batch.
Retailers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the products they offer. The persistence of these recalled items in the marketplace is concerning and necessitates prompt and thorough action to remove them from circulation.
The lawyers at Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, have handled numerous lead poisoning lawsuits and have developed the technical, scientific, medical and educational expertise these important cases require. We are dedicated to ensuring that the manufacturers and stores that continue to sell these products are held accountable.
If you have purchased or consumed cinnamon applesauce pouches and are concerned about potential lead exposure, please contact Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP for a free, confidential case evaluation. We are here to provide you with legal support and ensure that your rights are fully protected.