One thing that should NEVER have to be baby-proofed is baby food!
But one brand posed a serious danger to newborns nationwide when they shipped product containing broken glass!
Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling 1,900 pounds of baby food products due to a serious potential health hazard of tiny shards of glass in their jars.
The U.S. Department of Food Safety & Inspection Service announced the recall, which affects 4-ounce glass jars labeled “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” that expire Dec 2016. The USDA considers this a Class 1 recall, which is detailed as:
“A health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The problem was discovered by a consumer who found a small piece of glass in a baby food container.
Thankfully, only one person so far has suffered a mouth injury as far as the company is aware.
Though these products were shipped to retail stores nationwide, Beech-Nut asserts that no other flavors or products are affected by the recall. Beech-Nut had this to say in a statement:
“We have initiated a voluntary recall for our Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken following a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product. Outside of this single report, we have no indication that any other jar of our Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken is affected, but as a company of parents and families we are acting with an abundance of caution.”
The company is urging consumers to return the recalled jars to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. They should, since safety of their children is a parent’s number one concern!!
We hope that no other injuries occur from this incident, and that Beech-Nut makes sure this hazard never happens again!
[Image via Beech-Nut.]