Whenever a company does a voluntary recall, they are required to give full information to the public on which products might be affected by the problem. In the Nestle recall, small pieces of glass have been found by several customers in certain products. Nestle believes that the problem originated from one of their spinach suppliers.
Whenever a major recall like this happens, it is important that you look at the production codes, UPCs, and expiration dates of your products to see if you might be affected by the problem. This isn’t just so you can avoid possible damage from consuming the product. It also serves as valuable evidence in case you have any symptoms appear. Swallowing pieces of glass can cause internal damage not just to the mouth but also to internal organs. It could potentially be fatal.
Your first step is to go to Nestle’s press release here and look at all the products. If you have any of these, examine the numbers in the UPC code and see if it matches the ones on the page. If so, cross-reference the product code and the best before date to see if it falls into the recalled category. If you haven’t consumed the product, call Nestle at 800-681-1676 to report the product and potentially get a refund.
However, if you have consumed the product already, save the packaging. If you start to experience illness due to swallowing glass, it will prove a powerful piece of evidence if you decide to file a lawsuit. No one has been hurt yet by the glass as of the time of this writing, but due to the amount of affected product out there it’s only a matter of time. If you believe you’ve been injured by the products affected in this recall, contact John Foy & Associates.