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Monday, October 25, 2010

Pre-Halloween Candy Recall: Raisinets

If you have bought Raisinets to hand out to trick-or-treaters, be sure to check the packages to see if they have been recalled. Otherwise, you may be endangering any vampires, ninjas, and princesses with peanut allergies who show up at your door!

Generally products that contain peanuts (or are processed on equipment that processes peanuts) are clearly and properly labeled so that consumers with often-dangerous peanut allergies can avoid them. However, Nestle USA has announced a recall of "fun size" Raisinets because they may contain peanuts, but lack the proper warning. Nestle has already received three complaints about this product, the company reports. So far, no product liability lawsuits stemming from the recall have been reported.

The recall of these defective products is limited to bags of 10-oz. "Fun Size" Raisinets with production code 02015748, UPC barcode number 2800010255, sold in Target, Shop Rite, and Don Quixote stores nationwide. If you have the recalled Raisinets, you can call the company at 1-800-478-5670 or email nestlecandy@casupport.com to ask for a refund. Do not return the recalled candy to the store.

Warnings on food products that contain peanuts are very important because peanut allergies are often severe, causing anaphylactic shock that can be deadly if not treated in time. Even if no one in your family has a food allergy, remember this Halloween that the trick-or-treaters you see may be allergic to peanuts.

If you or a family member has been sickened or injured by a defective product, please contact The Cochran Firm promptly to find out if you are entitled to defective product injury compensation.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 2:44 PM

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