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When you are eating your morning bowl of cereal, the last thing you want is to chomp down on a sharp piece of metal. Yet for some consumers, that’s exactly what has happened within the last week. Worse, some people have swallowed the sharp metal fragments which may cut their intestines or cause other serious internal problems. That’s why Kellogg Company has recently recalled 2.8 million packages of frosted and unfrosted Mini-Wheats cereal. The company says that there may be fragments of a metal mesh within the boxes. The cereal was distributed nationwide, so all states are affected by the recall.
The company says that the metal fragments are the result of a factory error that they were quick to correct. A factory machine had a quick malfunction that showered the fragments into the bag during packaging. The food company says that the recall is voluntary, but has been endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products include only the bit-sized original frosted Mini Wheats and the unfrosted wheats of the same shape. The cartons vary in size from single-serve bows to large 70-ounce cartons that are sold at wholesale markets like Costco and Sam’s Club.
The affected boxes all have “use by” dates from April 1st. 2013, to September 21st, 2013. So far, there have not been any resulting injuries as a result of the defective cereal. If you fall ill from consuming a marketed product like this one, then you should contact a personal injury attorney right away. You may be able to sue the cereal company for not catching their mistake quickly enough and facilitating your suffering. If you have to obtain medical treatment because of consuming this dangerous cereal then sue for product liability today!