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Consumers in Arizona should feel a degree of trust and assurance when they grab items off shelves. Unfortunately, that trust is often repaid with injury or sickness due to negligence and manufacturing mistakes. In the last few months alone, numerous products have been recalled due to a number of serious safety hazards. Some of these hazards are shocking, and it makes one wonder how mistakes of this magnitude could possibly occur in a place like the United States. If you have any of these products at home, you should dispose of them immediately. If you have had the misfortune of consuming or using any of these products and you have suffered subsequent illnesses, you may have the opportunity to sue. But which products in Arizona have been recalled lately, and how exactly do you sue after being injured?
Numerous Dry Shampoo Products were Recalled Due to High Levels of Benzene
In October of 2022, it was reported that dry shampoo products produced by the following brands had been recalled due to high levels of benzene:
All of these dry shampoo products feature aerosol cans that spray “elevated levels” of benzene. This is the same issue that Procter & Gamble is currently facing for 30 aerosol canister products.
For those who do not know, benzene is a powerful human carcinogen that can cause a range of illnesses, including cancer and a compromised immune system. Benzene can easily make its way into the human body through inhalation after being exposed to these aerosol cans. While a few inhalations would not pose a major concern, using these products on a daily basis over an extended period of time would certainly run the risk of causing issues.
Plastic Chicken Recalled From Costco
In November of 2022, it was announced that Costco had been forced to recall almost 150,000 pounds of chicken patties because of the risk of plastic contents. These chicken patties may contain pieces of hard and sharp plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture. These products ended up in numerous states, including Arizona. This Class I risk has a high chance of causing adverse health effects or even death. No injuries have been reported as of yet, but consumers are being warned to throw these products away and avoid buying them.
150 Tons of Fish Recalled After Salmonella Scare
Also in November of 2022, it was reported that over 300,000 pounds of salmon, halibut, swordfish, and other fish had been recalled due to the possible risk of salmonella contamination. This fish made its way to Arizona and California – most ending in restaurants where it could have been served to customers. Fish infected with salmonella does not taste or smell different in many cases – although it can cause a range of health issues. These issues include fever, cramps, and severe diarrhea. People with compromised or weak immune systems are especially vulnerable.
100,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled
In addition, 100,000 pounds of beef was recalled in Arizona by the USDA for a range of issues – including listeria. The company in question – Behrmann Meat and Processing – was also forced to recall bacon, bratwurst, and many other products. This means that virtually every type of meat imaginable has been recalled recently in Arizona by at least one brand. It makes sense to be careful when shopping for meat products in this state, and you should always pay close attention to product recalls.
Where Can I Find a Personal Injury Attorney in Arizona?
If you have been searching for an experienced personal injury attorney in Arizona, look no further than Ruhmann Law Firm. We have helped numerous injured plaintiffs in the Arizona area, and we know that product recalls can lead to serious, life-altering injuries and illnesses. In some extreme cases, these defective products can even claim the lives of innocent victims. It goes without saying that negligent companies should be held accountable for allowing these products to reach shelves. With help from the Ruhmann Law Firm, you can pursue justice, closure, and a fair settlement for everything you have been forced to endure. Book your consultation today to get started with an effective action plan. contact our skilled El Paso personal injury attorneys today by calling (575) 526-4529 to discuss the details of your case today.