July 23, 2024

Now 354 Kids Sick in WanaBana Purees Lead Poisoning Outbreak

There are now 354 kids sick in the WanaBana purees lead and chromium poisoning outbreak, according to the CDC. The FDA has found chromium in those products. There are 93 confirmed cases of lead poisoning, 233 probable cases, and 28 suspect cases. The patients live in these 41 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The vast majority of these patients are small children. The FDA found … [Read more...]

Testing Finds Chromium in WanaBaba Fruit Puree Products

FDA testing has found chromium in WanaBaba Fruit Puree products, in addition to the lead that was found previously. Anyone who ate these products should tell their healthcare provider that they have been exposed to chromium. Chromium is a naturally occurring element that is an essential trace nutrient, but depending on the form and the amount consumed, it can be toxic. Chromium III and Chromium IV are the predominant forms. Chromium IV is more toxic. Because of limitations in testing methods, the FDA was not able to definitively determine which form of chromium is in the cinnamon apple puree sample. The lead to chromium ratio in the sample is consistent with that of lead chromate, which contains chromium IV, but this is not a definitive indicator. In addition, the chromium in … [Read more...]

Klickpick Home Stainless Steel Children’s Cups Recalled For Lead

Klickpick Home Stainless Steel Children's Cups are being recalled because they violate the Federal lead content ban. They were sold exclusively at Amazon from March 2023 through September 2023 for about $20.00 for the set of two, and $30.00 for the complete set of four cups. The recalling firm is Shree Ashtavinayak LLC, dba Klickpick Home, of Throop, Pennsylvania. The cups were manufactured in China. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recall is for 8 ounce and 12 ounce KlickPIck Home Stainless Steel Children's Cups. The sets of two ounce and eight ounce cups were sold in six different color combinations. They are black/white/gray/blue, pink/teal/purple/green, and aqua blue/green/peach/pink. The cups have matching … [Read more...]

Tiblue Stainless Steel Children’s Cups Recalled For Lead Content

Tiblue Stainless Steel Children's Cups are being recalled because they violate the Federal lead content ban. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the use of this product. The recalling firm is FENGM (Hong Kong Fengmang International Co. Ltd.), of China. They were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from August 2021 through July 2023 for about $20.00. The cups were manufactured in China.   The recalled product is Tiblue 8 ounce and 12 ounce children's cups. The bottom exterior of the stainless steel cups contains an accessible solder bead with levels of lead that exceed the ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause serious health effects over time, including lowered IQ and learning disabilities. There is no safe level of … [Read more...]

PandaEar Stainless Steel Cups Recalled For Lead Contamination

PandaEar Stainless Steel Cups are being recalled because they violate the federal lead content ban. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is PandaEar of Lake Dallas, Texas. The cups were manufactured in China. Lead is a heavy metal that can cause serious health problems. Symptoms of acute lead poisoning include irritability, weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, and constipation. With exposure over time, lead can cause developmental delays, learning difficulties, and hearing loss. There is no safe level of lead consumption. The recalled products are the 8 ounce models of PandaEar Stainless Steel Toddler Cups that are sold in sets of two. The cup color combinations are pink and gray or blue and gray … [Read more...]

WanaBana Applesauce Lead Poisoning Has Now Sickened 34

The WanaBana Applesauce lead poisoning incident has now sickened at least 34 children, according to the FDA. These illnesses are potentially linked to recalled WanaBana applesauce fruit puree. These products were manufactured in Ecuador. They were sold under the WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks brands. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Illinois (1), Louisiana (3), Maryland (2), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), North Carolina (5), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (1), New Mexico (1), New York (4), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Unknown (1). Reports of illness range from October 17, 29023 to November 15, 2023. The patient age range is from one to three … [Read more...]

Schnucks Applesauce Pouch Recalled For High Levels of Lead

Schnucks Applesauce Pouch is being recalled for high levels of lead. This recall was issued after the FDA started investigating children with acute lead poisoning after they consumed another brand of this type of product. The recalling firm is Schnucks Markets Inc. The company's supplier, Purcell International, notified the company about elevated levels of lead that were found in the cinnamon raw material used by Austrofood SAS, the manufacturer of the applesauce cinnamon pouches. Lead is toxic to humans and can cause serious health problems, especially in children. Most children do not exhibit symptoms of this toxicity, but some can experience headache, abdominal pain or colic, vomiting, and anemia. If your child consumed this product, talk to your doctor about getting them … [Read more...]

WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Puree Recalled For Elevated Lead

WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Puree Pouches are being recalled for elevated lead levels, according to the FDA. There are illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is WanaBana USA. Lead is toxic to people and can affect people of any age or health status. Lead exposure in children often does not present any symptoms. If your child consumed this product, talk to your pediatrician about getting them tested. Symptoms of short term lead exposure can include headache, abdominal pain, cold, vomiting, and anemia. These products were sold nationwide through online and retail stores. The recalled product is WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Puree pouches that are packaged in a 3 pack container. Each pouch weighs 2.5 ounces. You can see the long list of batch numbers … [Read more...]

Soojimus CUPKIN Steel Children’s Cups Recalled For Lead

Soojimus CUPKIN Steel Children's Cups are being recalled because they violate the federal lead content ban, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The double-walled stainless steel children's cups contain levels of lead that are too high. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause many serious health problems. The recalling firm is SOOJIMUS LLC, doing business as CUPKIN of Bothelle, Washington. The cups were manufactured in China. The recall is for improperly manufactured Soojimus CUPKIN Steel Children's Cups that come in 8 ounce and 12 ounce sizes. The cups are sold in pairs. Both sizes of the cups were sold in 12 different color combinations and include a matching straw. The color combinations are blue and green, pink and purple, blue and gray, … [Read more...]

Lead Exposure From Aluminum Afghan Kazan Pressure Cookers

Warnings about lead exposure from aluminum Afghan Kazan pressure cookers are being reported by the Boston Public Health Commission. A public health advisory is being issued relating to the danger of lead exposure connected to the use of these cookers. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and it can causer myriad health problems. Acute lead poisoning can cause symptoms like muscle weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, bloody urine, weight loss, ¬†and decreased urine output. Chronic or long term lead poisoning can damage the nervous system and internal organs, and can cause developmental delays and learning disorders in children. The lead contamination in these cookers was first found by health officials in 2019 in King County, Washington after officials found high lead … [Read more...]

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