As 2016 is well under way, several product recalls have already been issued due to potential risks to the health and wellness of the consumer. The latest recall was issued on Tuesday for children’s cold medicine. The liquid medicine poses an overdose risk due to the included dose cup containing markings that are incorrect. The store brand medicines were sold at CVS, Dollar General, Kroger, and Rite Aid. The medicine was distributed in 4-ounce bottles in two flavors: grape and cherry. The grape flavored medicine recalled has the expiration date of August 2017, and the cherry flavored medicine has an expiration date of March 2017. Individuals who have purchased the medicine should discard it or return it to the place of purchase. Fortunately, there have not been any overdoses reported.
Mistakes are made daily by every human being, but when they are made by companies that are dealing with the health and safety of consumers, it is unacceptable. Children are some of the most vulnerable people and when a manufacturer is responsible for producing items directed towards children, they should take every step necessary to ensure their product is safe. Tragically, hundreds of children suffer injuries and illnesses due to dangerous and defective products. Product liability laws hold negligent manufacturers responsible for their products, and if you or a loved one has been harmed due to an unsafe product, it is important to contact a product liability attorney.
The St. Louis product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are passionate about the safety and health of our clients. We will fight aggressively to hold the negligent company responsible while working to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been the victim of a defective or dangerous product, contact us today for a free consultation.