A WanaBana apple cinnamon pouch lawyer can help if your child suffered lead poisoning after eating an ate apple cinnamon puree pouches.
Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age, although children under the age of 6 are most at risk since their bodies are still developing. Most children have no immediate symptoms.
In early November 2023, WanaBana USA voluntarily recalled all lots of WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Purée pouches due to reports of elevated lead in the product. The FDA is currently investigating the facility and testing samples.
According to the CDC, as of December 1, 2023, there are 18 confirmed cases of lead poisoning, 30 probable cases, and 4 suspected cases ranging across 13 states. These states are Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and West Virginia.
Buckfire Law’s top-rated attorneys provide free confidential case reviews if your child ate WanaBana apple cinnamon pouches and later suffered from lead poisoning. Contact us today to start your case.
- What is Lead Poisoning?
- What are the Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
- Which Products Have Been Recalled?
- Can I Sue WanaBana for Lead Poisoning?
- Contact a Lead Poisoning Lawyer
Which WanaBana Products Were Recalled for Lead Poisoning?
Several WanaBana products were recalled due to lead poisoning. Your child may have been diagnosed with an elevated blood level after consuming one of these pouches. If you have unused WanaBana pouches at home, you should not give them to your children.
WanaBana USA has recalled all lots of WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches, which are sold nationally through retailers including Amazon, Dollar Tree, and other online stores.
The product is also sold under the name Schnucks Apple Sauce, the recalled lots are identified as 05023:19, 09023:22, and 09023:24, which are sold at Schnucks and Eatwell Markets grocery stores.
Additionally, Weis Cinnamon Apple Sauce, sold at Weis grocery stores, reported an affected lot number 05023:28, which is also included in the product recall.
Can I Sue WanaBana for Lead Poisoning?
WanaBana USA is currently working closely with the FDA to investigate the source of the lead contamination.
If your child consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon pouches and has suffered from lead poisoning, you and your child may be entitled to compensation.
Our WanaBana pouch lead poisoning lawyers will get your child’s medical records to determine if their lead poisoning was caused by the consumption of WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Pouches. When we have the necessary proof that their lead poisoning was caused by the consumption of the apple sauce, we will then file a lawsuit against WanaBana USA.
What are the Affects of Lead Poisoning?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines lead poisoning as an elevated blood lead level greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter. Previously, it was thought that only exposures of more than 20 mg/dl could harm the developing child’s brain and central nervous system. The unsafe level has been lowered multiple times over the last several decades.
Several serious consequences can result from this form of poisoning. These include:
- Loss of IQ points
- Speech problems
- Developmental delays
- Loss of learning capacity
- Hyperactivity and attention disorder (ADHD)
- Delinquent and criminal behavior
- Brain damage
- Wrongful death
A recent study was conducted on the students who attend Detroit Public Schools (DPS) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The study found that the children with high blood levels did not test as proficiently as other students. The study factored out other potential influences on poor test performance and concluded that lead poisoning was a major cause of learning disability in the City of Detroit.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning?
Many children show no symptoms of lead poisoning. Even low amounts of lead in the blood can lead to learning and behavior problems, like trouble paying attention. Other symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling tired or irritable
- Poor growth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain and muscle weakness
- In some rare cases, seizures and even death
Lead poisoning is detected through a blood test at your child’s healthcare provider, usually in a routine test at an annual exam.
Additionally, doctors may recommend lead tests for children who have a known exposure to lead, such as WanaBana apple sauce pouches, or are at a higher risk of exposure, such as those who live in an older home and have a parent who works around lead. A lawyer at the Buckfire Law Firm will review the medical records to prove your child was damaged by lead poisoning.
Contact a WanaBana Lead Poisoning Lawsuit Lawyer
To file a WanaBana lead poisoning lawsuit, you must prove the following:
- Your child was fed WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Apple Sauce pouches.
- Your child has lead poisoning, or you have reason to suspect your child has lead poisoning.
- You’ve had them tested or are willing to have them tested.
If your child consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon pouches, and later tested for lead poisoning or you suspect lead poisoning, contact Buckfire Law today. You may be eligible for compensation.
Call our WanaBana apple sauce lead contamination lawsuit lawyers today for your free case review. We charge no fees unless we win.
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