The food company Mars has issued a recall after a piece of plastic was found lodged in a Snickers candy bar. The plastic piece was linked to the Veghel, Netherlands plant and the recall is for Snickers, Milky Ways, Mars, Celebrations and Mini Mix labeled “Mars Netherlands” on the packaging. The recall is estimated to cost the company tens of millions of dollars. Mars is one of the world’s largest food manufacturers and Forbes reported that in 2015 they had $33 billion in sales.
Thousands of individuals are treated in emergency rooms and hospitals after suffering injuries or illnesses due to a dangerous or defective product. While there are product liability laws established to protect consumers, companies continue to produce items that are prone to defect or that do not meet safety standards. Manufacturers are required to follow standards to ensure the safety of their customers, as well as properly label all products with any appropriate warnings. Unfortunately, every year thousands of products are recalled after an individual suffers an injury, illness, or property damages. If you have suffered damages due to a dangerous or defective product, you could be entitled to compensation by filing a product liability case.
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