We often trust the labels on the products we buy, especially when it comes to our food and beverages. Ingredient lists are vital, especially for those with allergies, and even a minor oversight can lead to severe health complications or even fatal reactions. We want to bring to light a recent issue that might impact you or someone you know.
A Life-Threatening Oversight
Miami’s very own Kula Brands, a prominent seltzer company, recently announced a significant recall on one lot of their Kula Can Piña Colada + Kratom Seltzer. This wasn’t just any regular recall. The product in question had been wrongly labeled, missing crucial allergen information. Specifically, the packaging failed to mention the presence of tree nuts (coconut) and milk.
This lack of complete transparency poses a life-threatening risk to individuals with tree nut or milk allergies. Allergic reactions can range from mild discomfort to severe anaphylactic shocks, which can be fatal if not treated promptly.
Root of the Problem
Upon discovering the oversight, Kula Brands immediately initiated the recall. The company’s subsequent investigations attributed the mislabeling to a brief glitch in their production and packaging processes. While the root cause might have been identified, the damage had already been done as the product had been in circulation since July 10.
Your safety is paramount. At OnderLaw, we stress the importance of always being vigilant about what you consume, particularly when it comes to potential allergens. If you believe you’ve suffered due to such oversights, don’t hesitate to seek both medical attention and legal counsel. Know your rights and ensure that companies are held accountable for the integrity and safety of their products. If you or a loved one have been affected by a defective product, contact our team today for your free, no-obligation consultation.