Searcy Denney Takes Legal Action Against WanaBana USA and Dollar Tree Stores Over Alleged Lead Poisoning from Applesauce Pouches
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, December 29, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Searcy Denney, a prominent Florida personal injury law firm, has initiated legal proceedings against WanaBana LLC, Wanabana USA, and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. following the discovery of lead contamination in its applesauce pouches. The firm filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County on December 21, 2023 on behalf of a family in Jasper, Florida, whose young daughter consumed several of the recalled products and suffered from lead poisoning.
WanaBana, the company responsible for distributing the contaminated cinnamon applesauce pouches throughout the United States, issued a nationwide recall on November 9, 2023. The recall includes products sold at various retailers, such as Dollar Tree, Sam’s Club, and Amazon.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first became aware of the issue on October 28, 2023, when four children in North Carolina were diagnosed with elevated levels of lead in their blood. An investigation identified WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches as a potential source of exposure, and subsequent testing revealed “extremely high concentrations of lead” in the recalled applesauce pouches.
Searcy Denney partner Jack Scarola and attorney Katherine Kiziah are representing individuals and serving as co-counsel in a consumer class action lawsuit against WanaBana USA. Families affected by the lead contamination may be eligible to seek compensation for their children’s medical expenses and other losses.
Eligible families are urged to consult with a WanaBana recall attorney promptly to explore their legal options. Scarola and Kiziah are available to represent families nationwide, offering a free, no-obligation consultation. The firm can be reached at 800-780-8607, or families can share their information online to schedule a confidential discussion about their legal rights.
WanaBana USA’s voluntary recall notice acknowledged the potential health risks associated with lead exposure, including weight loss, irritability, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, difficulty concentrating, and other serious effects. The recalled pouches include:
WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree 2.5oz pouches
Schnucks Apple Sauce 90g pouches
Weis Cinnamon Apple Sauce 90g pouches
As of December 26, 2023, the FDA has received over 82 reports of illnesses potentially linked to the recalled WanaBana, Schnucks, and Weis applesauce pouches. As awareness of the lead-related risks continues to grow, Searcy Denney anticipates an increase in reported cases throughout 2024.
Families seeking more information about joining the WanaBana contaminated applesauce pouch class action lawsuit are encouraged to contact Searcy Denney for a free, no-obligation consultation.
About Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
A nationally recognized trial law firm, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is committed to protecting victims of negligence, defective products and corporate wrongdoing. Over the past 35 years, the firm has represented clients in courtrooms throughout Florida and across the nation.
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