Special K Recall Raises Legal Questions

Injury attorney Michael Steinger comments on Kellogg's recall of selected boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal due to possible fragments of glass in the food.

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Unfortunately, this cereal made its way to consumers before the recall was announced, and that means some of those 36,000 boxes have been opened and eaten.

(PRWEB) March 26, 2013

Kellogg is recalling tens of thousands of boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal that might contain dangerous fragments of glass according to an article published February 20, 2013 by Reuters.

The voluntary recall was announced by Kellogg because of “an abundance of caution” according to a statement made by company spokesman, Kris Charles. The glass fragments came from a batch of one of the cereal's ingredients, but Kellogg hasn't offered details on how they got into the food. 36,000 boxes in three sizes have been recalled according to the Reuters article.

Steinger, whose legal practice focuses on defective product cases, says that the voluntary recall is the right thing to do – but it's too early to know if anyone consumed or was harmed by glass fragments.

According to a recent article published February 20, 2013 in Reuters, this cereal made its way to consumers before the recall was announced, and that means some of those 36,000 boxes have been opened and eaten.

Although the recall may frighten consumers on its own, it isn't grounds for a lawsuit – but Steinger says any injuries allegedly caused by consuming the glass could qualify.

“Even though the company did the right thing, they remain liable for the original problem,” he said. “If you've eaten some of the contaminated cereal, I'd talk to a doctor and lawyer in that order.”

According to a CBS News article, Kellogg has had other, much larger recalls in recent years, including 3.8 million boxes of Mini-Wheats last year that contained metal mesh fragments. The company says the current recall is unrelated.

About Michael Steinger:

Michael S. Steinger is a consumer rights advocate and West Palm Beach car accident lawyer. Co-founder of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene, his firm maintains a strict promise only to work on behalf of victims and never big businesses. He can be contacted at:

Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Ninth Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
800-560-5059


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