Yesterday, Nestle, the makers of Lean Cuisine, alerted consumers of a voluntary recall of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs. The recall was initiated after some consumers notified Nestle as a result of finding pieces of red plastic in their meatballs. It seems that only one hour of a production run may have been damaged, so Nestle is only recalling those products marked “0298595519 P”. In my estimation, that code most likely symbolizes the production run and time. As a Products Liability Lawyer in Weston, I am please to say that as of today there haven’t been any injuries reported, meaning Nestle should be able to avoid a products liability lawsuit.
I commend Nestle for recalling all of the potentially damaged products, which is said to total around 10,000 units. As a Weston Products Liability Attorney, I pay close attention to the various recalls that are initiated every year, especially those concerning a product like Lean Cusine, which so many people purchase. I’m glad that Nestle recognized the potential for injury in this situation and that they are taking the defective products off the market.
Generally, in products liability cases one of the keys is to determine if the manufacturer was negligent in terms of design, production, defects, and any other aspects of that nature. From there, a products liability lawyer must prove that the damaged product was the cause of a victim’s injuries. Fortunately, as previously stated, no consumers have suffered any injuries from the plastic in the meatballs, so no products liability lawsuits will be filed. As a Weston Injury Attorney, it is always good to see a recall without injuries.
However, this recall does show us that we need to be very careful about the products we buy, and to always make sure that they are safe before consuming or using them.