Usually, my blogs center around children’s products, such as cribs, strollers and toys, but today I’m writing about a food product that is probably on the breakfast tables of millions of American families.
The Kellogg Cereal company is voluntarily recalling as many as 28 million boxes of cereals. The reason stems from an unusual flavor as well as smell. The nationwide recall affects certain packages of such popular cereals as Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks.
As far as the source of the smell, the company says they have discovered a certain substance in the liners that are in the package. For some reason they can give off a wax-like taste and odor.
Here’s what consumers need to know: Only products with letters “KN’ printed near the “better if used before date” are affected by the recall. It should be noted that any cereal packages with “KM” are not included. The recalled packages involved best-before dates ranging from March 26th, 2011 to June 22nd, 2011.
Kellogg’s says the consumers should refrain from eating the cereals involved. The company also notes that although the possibility of consumers getting seriously ill is very low, some customers have reported signs of discomfort such as diarrhea and nausea.
Consumers with questions are urged to contact Kellogg’s. The company can be reached at 888-801-4163. Customers may also order replacement cereal packages.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows recalls that affect children, whether they toys or cereal, are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was affected as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product, food or otherwise, please contact child product recall attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.