Product recalls sweeping through Florida raise Product Liability concerns.
Miami: Over the past couple of weeks, an array of goods ranging from pet products to prescription pills have been pulled from store shelves in an attempt to prevent potential health risks and possible Product Liability claims by consumers. The most recent products to be recalled concern pets and pet owners. These include an indoor lighting fixture for reptiles such as lizards or snakes and an assorted variety of cat foods, both of which may lead to personal injury, property damage or loss. A local pet shop has recalled 23,000 All Living Things light strips commonly used within reptilian confinement areas based on concerns that the item in question may be prone to overheating and may result in a fire, which may not only fry your lizard, but burn down your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that exotic pet owners housing lizards, snakes, or tarantulas, should be cautious and return the said lighting strips ASAP to prevent potential fire hazards which can lead to personal injury and property damage. The other pet product being recalled concerns felines and six varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet food, which according to the manufacturer may contain listeria, bacteria that can do fatal damage to your pussycat if not treated immediately. Animals are not alone when it comes to the recalls of consumer goods sweeping through Miami. Human health products are also vanishing from store shelves, mainly in drugstore outlets such as: CVC, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and others. Products ranging from Nasal Sprays to baby oral gels are being taken off store shelves by the Product Quest manufacturing company amid potential health risks to consumers who have purchased the products under the local house brands. The FDA reports that frequent use of the baby oral gel containing a pathogen, may represent a life-threatening infection among toddlers. Another drugstore item being recalled comes from King Bio, which has recalled seven of its water-based medications due to possible contamination during the water purification process. The company reports that microbial contaminants such as Burkholderia Multivorans, bacteria that can cause serious damage to consumers with weak immune systems, were detected. Despite FDA warnings about the serious irreversible effects non-approved drugs may have on human health, companies to manufacture and distribute such products. With regards to pills that can kill, a local drugstore customer recently filed a complaint for being given the wrong pills in the wrong bottles. According to reports from the pharma lab, a 100-count bottle contained 100 spironolactone pills instead of hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets. The mistake could have been fatal for someone mistakenly taking one medication for the other. Like mixing red wine with white; it’s just something you do not do! Consumers need to cautious about what they buy, what they use, and most importantly, what they consume.
If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered a health matter, personal injury, property damage or loss from the consumption or use of goods that were not safe or proven to be so, the Perazzo Law Firm encourages you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss a possible Product Liability claim.
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